The Academy of Sciences of Ecuador (Academia de Ciencias del Ecuador - ACE) was created in February 2013 under the endorsement of the Secretariat for Science, Technology, Innovation, and Higher Education of Ecuador (SENESCYT). ACE is a non-profit organization with social and scientific goals.
The main goals of ACE are to promote and spread scientific research for the technological development of Ecuador, and to facilitate the interchange of scientific materials and information between scientific entities and public and private, institutions.
The scope of ACE includes the life, earth, exact, chemical and social sciences. The Academy is a member of IAP - the global network of science academies, and of IANAS, the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science.