DEGIN - Competences

In accordance with Royal Decree 99/2011, the aim of DEGIN is the training of researchers who contribute to lead and cooperate in the transfer of knowledge towards the well-being of societies further coordinating the incorporation of the main recommendations from various European and international forums.


  • CB1: Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the research skills and methods related to that field.
  • CB2: Capacity to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  • CB3: Capacity to contribute to the expansion of the knowledge frontier through original research.
  • CB4: Capacity to conduct assessment and critical analysis and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • CB5: Capacity to communicate with the academic and scientific communities and with society at large about their areas of knowledge in the ways and languages which are customary in their scientific community.
  • CB6: Capacity to foster, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in a society based on knowledge.

The same mentioned Decree specifies that obtaining a PhD degree must provide relevant professional training in a variety of fields, particularly in those requiring creativity and innovation.


  • CA1: Operating in contexts in which little information is available.
  • CA2: Finding the key questions to be answered in order to solve complex problems.
  • CA3: Design, create, undertake and develop original and innovative projects in their areas of knowledge.
  • CA4: Working both in teams and autonomously in international or multidisciplinary contexts.
  • CA5: Integrating knowledge, coping with complexity and issue judgments in the light of limited information.
  • CA6: Intellectual critique and defense of solutions.


  • CE1: Identifying problems in the field of economics and innovation management.
  • CE2: Acquiring advanced knowledge in the field of economics and innovation management allowing new ideas to be generated within that line of research.
  • CE3: Understanding the procedure, value and limits of the scientific method in the field of innovation economics; being able to identify, locate and obtain the data needed for a research work; being able to design and lead quantitative research projects, as well as to analyze data critically and draw conclusions.
  • CE4: Assessing the relevance of documentary sources; being able to use them and find information to conduct any research project.
  • CE5: Understanding publications within their study/research area, as well as understanding their scientific value.
  • CE6: Preparing impacting scientific papers in the field of technological innovation economics.
  • CE7: Producing, presenting and defending papers at relevant scientific meetings in the field of technological innovation economics.
  • CE8: Producing, presenting and defending a doctoral thesis in the field of technological innovation economics including: state of the art and critical analysis of the study area, a systematic presentation of its original contributions and an assessment of those contributions.
  • CE9: Transmitting the knowledge acquired on topics related to technological innovation economics to scientific colleagues, people in the business sector and/or graduate and postgraduate students.
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