This chapter includes the following articles.
While renewed interest in promoting research and development has meant Mexico is performing well on global indices, lower budgets in 2017 and 2018 mean the government will be looking to continue incentivising private investment, while encouraging universities to maintain their work to advance the sector. While Mexico has a strong background in innovation, fostering new research and auctioning new ideas may require structural change. As the incoming administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement, takes office in December 2018, entrepreneurs will be hoping that the new government recognizes the significant contribution that innovation and technology make to economic development. This chapter features an interview with Enrique Cabrero Mendoza, Director-General, National Council of Science and Technology.