The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) engages with the local science & innovation community in support of UK policy overseas and also create strategic relationships to harness the value of science & innovation discoveries and investments overseas, leading to mutual UK and host-country benefits.
The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Argentina is part of SIN LatAm regional hub (Argentina, Brazil & Chile). Its Head of Science and Innovation is based in the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, and works alongside SIN members in the British Embassy in Brasilia, the British Consulate in São Paulo, and the British Embassy in Santiago.
SIN LatAm aims to promote scientific and technological collaboration between Argentina, Brazil & Chile and the UK. The Director of SIN LatAm regional hub, Dr Julia Knights, has strategic oversight for SIN Argentina, Brazil & Chile and is based at the British Embassy in Brasilia.
For a brief covering Argentina’s Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Argentina read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.
Science and Innovation
SIN Argentina works to share the UK’s best practice on policies in science and innovation with Argentina’s government ministries, universities and research funding institutions. We inform the UK government of Argentina’s best practice and policies in innovation towards informing the UK’s Industrial Strategy. We provide strategic information on science, technology, research and innovation to UK research agencies and engage in world class science events in Argentina. We also foster high level collaborations and strengthen relations between both countries’ academic communities through our UK Government’s Global Partnership Fund in 4 keys areas:
- Food and Agriculture
- Health and Life Sciences
- Future Manufacturing
- Digital Economy
Argentina in Newton Fund Regional Biodiversity call for Latin America
The UK government’s £75 Million Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) commitment. Argentina is currently eligible for regional Newton funding activities.
Current regional Newton Fund activity is focused on researcher links for Regional Biotechnology. This currently includes travel grants and regional workshops which bring together early-career researchers from the UK and other regional partner countries, to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The partner countries for this call are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Priority areas are: understanding habitats and species; biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods and bio-economy; global climate change; biodiversity and ecosystems; and maintaining and restoring natural capital.
Supporting commercial Science & Innovation wins
We work closely with our colleagues in the Department for International Trade (DIT) to foster new innovation commercial opportunities for UK companies in agriculture, health, innovation and bioenergy.
Head of Science and Innovation, Argentina
1425 Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Simon Chater +5411 4808-2293