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Smart specialisation in energy, advanced manufacturing and the biosciences have become the Basque Country’s main bid for the forthcoming decades.
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Biosciences

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A constantly-evolving sector, made up of companies with extensive experience, capability and expertise, which has used internationalisation as one of the main pillars of its business competitiveness.
The Basque bio-region, is characterised by cooperation between the academic world, the health system and industry, backed by an extensive network of infrastructures and public authorities that foster business activity.

BASQUE BIOCLUSTER
BASQUE ASSOCIATION OF BIOSCIENCES COMPANIES

Aims: coordinate, represent, manage, foster and defend the common interests of companies in this sector, and contribute to their internationalisation. The main areas of activity (59%) are biotechnology applied to human and animal health, as well as the food and agriculture, cosmetics sectors and management of transversal services, etc.

CIC bioGUNE is a benchmark centre in Cellular, Molecular and Structural biology, the only facility of its kind in the State and a European leader.

CIC biomaGUNE pioneer Research Centre in Bionanomaterials, the Molecular Imaging Unit, biofunctional nanomaterials and Biosurfaces can be highlighted.

120M€
R+D+I INVESTMENT
376M€
TURNOVER
75
COMPANIES
2.700
JOBS
Companies