At the forefront of innovation and knowledge transfer in Biscay
Biscay's universities and research centres make up an innovative ecosystem focused on creating value through knowledge and talent.
Innovation in Biscay is reflected in business
Bizcay's network of technology parks currently houses over 250 businesses that make up an innovative ecosystem focused on creating value through knowledge and talent.
The strength of the region in innovation can be seen in its 530 patents, €3.356 billion in turnover and €326 million in corporate investment in R&D&i.
The focus of this ecosystem for the transfer of knowledge and local talent is on strategic sectors for industry in Biscay:
- Advanced services EICTs
- Bio-science & health
- Advanced manufacturing
Biscay's universities seek to meet the demand for innovation from businesses
Biscay hosts and promotes a number of major universities and research centres which are at the forefront of international R&D&i, such as the University of Deusto, the University of the Basque Country, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Tecnalia, CIC bio Gune, The Basque Centre for Climate Change, Azti and Gaiker.
10,100 specialists, 52% of them with higher-level qualifications and 5% with PhDs.
22% of them are less than 30 years old.