Common provisions

De Código Orgánico de la Economía Social del Conocimiento
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NOTE: The following text was published as part of a presentation for the public. These are not the actual articles written in the proposed law.


  1. Guarantee the liberty of responsible scientific and technological research within the framework of the current norms;
  2. Human talent is the primary factor for a social economy based on knowledge and innovation;
  3. Knowledge constitutes a public interest good for the society and, as such, its access will be free and will have no further restrictions than those established in the Constitution and the Law;
  4. The creation, circulation, management, use and benefit of knowledge, technology and innovation will be aimed at the realization of Good Living, seeking the satisfaction of the necessities of the population, the effective exercise of rights, productive diversification, the sustainable biophysical use of the nation’s resources that increase productivity and create added value, within the framework of the guarantee of the reproduction of life;
  5. The public policies of the State aimed at the construction of the Social Knowledge and Innovation Economy should be designed and executed according to the principles of decentralization and deconcentration, that allow for an efficient management that responds to each territory;
  6. The State will promote entrepreneurship that is derived from research and innovation processes;
  7. Science, technology and innovation will be managed in an ethical and responsible way; the physical and psychological integrity of those persons involved will be protected. Any risk or effects on the rights of people or of nature should be legitimate, proportional, necessary and, in all relevant cases, previous and informed consent by those affected should be given.


  1. Foment the creation of the System of the Social Knowledge and Innovation Economy that promotes increased productivity and productive diversification; and that generates innovations with cognitive and technological added value in order to attain a substantive democracy and Good Living;
  2. Incentivize the creation of knowledge in a democratic, collaborative and solidary way;
  3. Develop the Science, Technology, Innovation and Ancestral Knowledge system that prioritized the creation of free and open knowledge;
  4. Promote the development of science, technology and innovation that is aimed at the satisfaction of basic necessities and the effective exercise of the rights of human beings, communities, peoples and nature;
  5. Prioritize the development of research and innovation related to biodiversity;
  6. Incentivize technological transfer and disaggregation through mechanisms that permit the creation of research, technology and innovation with a high level of national component;
  7. Foment diverse forms of ownership for knowledge, including public, private, communal, governmental, associative or mixed;
  8. Promote the just and equitable distribution of those benefits derived from activities related to the creation, circulation, management, use and benefit of knowledge, technology and innovation;