Fostering research excellence
in EU Outermost Regions
The Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation – ARDITI, aims to support research and experimental development activities, to promote technological diffusion, training and scientific and technical information, as well as actions that contribute for the modernization and development of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM). This support will be in line with RAM’s economic and social development plan, in particular to ensure the sustainability of economic growth and employment in the Region. In this plan, a new paradigm of development policies based on innovation, entrepreneurship and the knowledge society is enshrined, ensuring, consequently, a significant increase in the educational and training levels of the population and, simultaneously, an increase in social cohesion.