We renew our commitment to entrepreneurship and especially to intrapreneurship

Social recognition of the role of business and entrepreneurship, as fundamental players in the creation of wealth and well-being, is critical in order to revitalize the entrepreneurial attitude and activity. Development of the economy occurs as the result of the creation of new enterprises; we renew our commitment to entrepreneurship and especially to intrapreneurship, understood as the development of entrepreneurial initiatives leveraged on the structures, resources and strengths of companies, as a generator concept of value, employment and wealth.


The Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures has launched the Basque Enterprise System.

The Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures has launched the Basque Enterprise System, an interagency plan signed by the Basque Government and the Provincial Councils to further the improvement, jointly coordinated, of the Basque ecosystem to support entrepreneurship.

It is a plan that is tailored to the new economic and legislative reality, which aims to ensure our competitiveness and future sustainability as a country, which meets the Law of Support for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in the Basque Country and which provides encouragement to continue improving the ecosystem of support for entrepreneurship and the interagency willingness and commitment to enterprise and intrapreneurship that has been around for decades.


  • To promote the culture and values of entrepreneurship at all levels of society and stages of life, reviving the entrepreneurial mindset that has characterized our country in the past.
  • To increase the volume of ideas taken up and new initiatives that reach the market by promoting job creation and economic activity.
  • To encourage the growth, consolidation and transmission of new Basque companies.
  • To make a decisive commitment to intrapreneurship or corporate enterprise, given its high potential for generating employment and economic activity.
  • To promote the integration of different policies, support tools and instruments that make up the current Basque ecosystem for supporting entrepreneurship.

The socio-economic context has changed forever and this creates opportunities for professionals and businesses.

At this stage of opportunity and change, all ideas and entrepreneurship, regardless of size or industry, must undergo essential contrast and checks before getting started. As a minimum one must ask:

  • Do I have the right profile to launch a business?
  • Do I have a clear business idea?
  • Do I have, or could I acquire, knowledge about the product or service that I plan to offer?
  • Do I know or could I learn to run a business?
  • Does the business I want to start have any specific legal requirement?
  • Do I know the market where my business and my competition will operate?
  • Have I thought about how to publicise my business?
  • Have I found out how I should protect my intellectual and industrial property?
  • How should I prepare my business plan and how should I adapt it for oral presentations?
  • Do I know the financial tools that will help me manage my business?
  • Do I know the appropriate legal form for my project?

We lend the support that new business initiatives need.

For all these reasons and with a strong commitment to innovation, in the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures and SPRI, we lend the support that new business initiatives need by providing flexible, comprehensive aid, tailored to their needs, so that they can start up, grow and establish themselves successfully in the market. Prioritising technology-based and/or of advanced innovation projects (Start-ups) from the sectors defined as strategic within the Plan for Science and Technology: Industrial, Information Technology, Advanced Software Development, Biomedicine-Biosciences, Nano and Microtechnology, Language Technology and Clean and Renewable Energies. This work will be done through the Business Innovation Centres (BICs).

Start-up creation hubs in the Basque Country. BICs

"We support, train and create an ecosystem that allows start-ups to develop and acquire the necessary skills to address both the development phase and the growth, consolidation and expansion stages of their business".

C/ Albert Einstein, 15
Parque Tecnológico de Alava
01510 – Miñano (Alava)
Teléfono: 945 298 282
Email: bicaraba@bicaraba.eus

Sabino Arana 8
48013 Bilbao (Bizkaia)
Teléfono: 944395622
Email: info@bicbizkaia.eus

Avenida Altos Hornos de Vizcaya, 33
48901 Barakaldo (Bizkaia)
Teléfono: 94 418 41 00
Email: info@bicezkerraldea.eus

Parque Cientifico Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa
Paseo Mikeletegi, 83
20009 Donostia
Teléfono: 943 000 999
Email: bic@bicgipuzkoa.eus

Edificio Fundación Tekniker
C/ Iñaki Goenaga, 5
20600 Eibar
Teléfono: 943 000 999
Email: bic@bicgipuzkoa.eus

Goiru Kalea 1, Edificio A, 4º
20500 Mondragón – GIPUZKOA
Teléfono: 943 712 072
Email: bicarrasate@bicgipuzkoa.eus