BIOSPAIN is the largest biotech event organized by a national bioindustry association in Europe and one of the largest in the world by the number of one-to-one meetings and companies participating. 34% of our delegates came from outside of Spain.
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.