Luis Fernando Álvarez-Gascón appointed a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación: (AEI)
The governing board of the State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación) has appointed Luis Fernando Álvarez-Gascón Pérez, CEO of GMV Secure e-Solutions as one of the 12 members of the Scientific and Technical Committee, the agency’s main consultant body.
Luis Fernando, together with the rest of the committee members, will be responsible for advising the agency on the annual activity plan and the agency’s governing scientific and technical assessment practices, principles and methodologies, incorporating international standards. He will also be in charge of giving advice on monitoring, results and impact of the agency’s activities or on the definition of collaborator- and expert-selection criteria.
The Agencia Estatal de Investigación is an instrument for the management of public R&D funds. Its remit is to ensure proper rendering of accounts, improve and extend activity monitoring, rationalize the management of available funds, reduce administrative loads and simplify and standardize procedures. This new management model has to allow a substantial improvement in performance planning and endow calls with the stability needed for research activities.