The IV Technology Plan for Navarre (2012-2015) encourages R&D and innovation activities according to a set of priorities or areas that have been continuously promoted by the regional government during the 21st century. The axes of this plan are:
- Smart specialisation;
- Social innovation;
- Open innovation as a result of the need for collaboration in R&D in order to be competitive; and
- Internationalisation of R&D. The objective is to integrate regional innovation into the European Research Area and global networks.
The RIS3 strategy for Navarre (RIS3-MODERNA) includes several priorities which are related with advanced manufacturing such as green vehicles, renewable energies, agro-food sector, eco-industry and health industry.