The Network of Technology Parks in Euskadi is a living community and a genuine ecosystem for knowledge and scientific and technological development which encompasses 530 companies, research organisations and innovation centres, from large corporations to start-ups.
2017 saw a recorded turnover of 4,974 million Euros, representing a 7.4% increase on the previous year
This constitutes 5.9% of GDP, 7.4% of employment and 5.9% of tax revenue
The organisations of the Parks invested 515 million, representing more than 40% of total spending on research and development among companies in Euskadi
22% of the companies have been launched as a result of the support of Basque elkartegis and incubators.
The Parks at Álava, Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia employ a total of 17,216 people
46.4% of these individuals hold postgraduate qualifications (7,988) and 32.3% work in research and development (5,560)
In 2017 alone, the companies based at the Park registered a total of 1,207 patents
The Technology Parks in Euskadi already have over three decades of history. Their facilities host companies from a wide range of industries: information and communication technology, electronics, aviation, research and development, medicine and biosciences, energy and the environment, engineering, automotive technology, advanced services, general services, university and training agents, innovation and business incubation.
The companies working with information technology employ the largest proportion of individuals in the Parks, with these employees representing 24% of the total workforce. This sector has an especially significant presence in the Bizkaia Park where companies working with information and communication technology constitute 27% of the total workforce.
The second most important area of employment at the Network of Parks in Euskadi is research and development, with one in five employees at the Basque technology parks working in this area (21%). In third place is the electronic sector which employs 12% of the 17,216 individuals that make up the total workforce of the parks.