In its last edition, held in Bilbao, BIOSPAIN attracted over 1.400 delegates, 800 companies and institutions from 30 countries, featured 233 exhibitors, and over 3.000 one-to-one partnering meetings were held.
In 2015 there were 2,981 enterprises engaged in biotechnology related activities in Spain (+8.72% compared to 2014), of which 654 are dedicated biotechnology enterprises (+4.17%), according to data in the ASEBIO Report 2016.
The number of people directly employed by the biotechnology sector reached 182,156 (+2.35%). The turnover of dedicated biotechnology enterprises totaled €8.2 billion in 2015, with growth reaching 7.38%.
Internal spending on biotechnology R&D reached €578 million (+8.31), regaining some of the growth lost over recent years, according to INE data for 2015.
Today, Spain is a global leader in scientific production (10th position) and our health system holds a prominent place amongst the world’s best health systems, with a solid structure on research and innovation that contributes to develop cutting-edge technologies, medicines and treatments.
BIOSPAIN is the perfect place to develop your business in Spain, to identify new investment opportunities and also to foster R&D collaborations in one of the fastest growing economies in Europe.