Parque Científico y Tecnologico de Bizkaia

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Opening its doors in 1985, Bizkaia Science and Technology Park was one of the first science parks in Spain and it is now among the most important innovation hubs for emergent industries such as Industry 4.0, as well as the aviation and automobile industries, electronics, energy, the environment, engineering, medicine, biosciences and information technology.

A publicly run park, it is currently home to 255 companies which employ 9,300 people and have been awarded 530 patents to date, and represents 7% of the Bizkaia region’s GDP. Its 16 sustainable buildings offer avant-garde architecture, flexible spaces including offices and laboratories, and plots of land for companies to construct their own buildings.

Strategically located close to the city of Bilbao and its international airport, Bizkaia offers networking days for resident companies to learn about each other’s work and create partnership opportunities, and sector-specific collaboration networks. The site also provides a range of leisure and sports activities, a kindergarten, and several hotels.  

Bizkaia works to make science and technology accessible to society, working in collaboration with resident companies and universities to promote STEM subjects among young people, and promoting the work of women in STEM fields.  Along with fellow IASP members Alava STP and Gipuzkoa STP, Bizkaia is part of the Basque Network of Technology Parks (RTPE), an ecosystem for knowledge and talent which acts as a driving force for the positioning of innovation and internationalisation at the centre of Basque industrial policy. Acting as a network they share talent, vision and knowledge in order to generate wealth and boost the quality of life in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. Working alongside them are the three Basque universities, the centres for basic and excellence research (Basque Excellence Research Centres), business incubators, technology centres, business clusters and professional associations.

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  1. Name
    Parque Científico y Tecnologico de Bizkaia
  2. Location
    Zamudio, Spain
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  1. Website
    http://www.parke.eus/bizkaia/?lang=en
  2. Main technology sectors
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    Biotechnology
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    Electronics
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    ICT & Communications
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    Off-Land Transportation
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    Space Technology
  3. Type
    Science Park
  4. Member category
    Full

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