Álava Technology Park (‘Sociedad Parque Tecnológico de Álava, S.A.’) is a public company affiliated with the Basque Government’s Department for Economic Development and Competitiveness. Its partners are the Sociedad para la Transformación Competitiva (‘Organisation for Competitive Transformation’), SPRI (‘Basque Business Development Agency’), the Diputación Foral de Álava/Álava Agencia de Desarrollo (Álava Provincial Council/Álava Development Agency’) and the Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gasteiz (‘Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council’).
SPRI, S.A. (‘Basque Business Development Agency’) 64.80%
Álava Agencia de Desarrollo (‘Álava Development Agency’) 32.93%
Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gasteiz (‘Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council’) 2.27%
Based in Miñano, Álava Technology Park acts as a focal point for the cutting edge of industry in Álava and the wider Basque Country, hosting a pool of companies, key agents and start-ups from the most strategic European sectors: Health and Biosciences; Energy and the Environment; Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering; and Electronic Information and Communication Technologies.
Since opening in 1992, the Park has established itself as a centre for the transfer of knowledge which, while fulfilling a range of other public and private sector initiatives, acts as a base for important companies such as Tecnalia, Aernnova Aerospace, the Centro de Tecnologías Aeronáuticas (‘Centre for Aeronautical Technology’), Siemens Engines R&D, Neiker, CIC energiGUNE and the Biotechnology Institute (BIT) R+D. The Basque Cybersecurity Centre has further boosted the emergence of a strategic business sector located in the heart of Álava.
The Park currently provides a base for 158 companies which employ 3,520 people and registered a joint turnover of 935 million Euros last year. Their impact on the economy of Álava equates to 6.3% of the GDP and 7.4% of the contribution to the Hacienda Foral (‘Regional Treasury’).