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LOCATION OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
EUROSTAT. Share of the population aged 25-64 years who have successfully completed univer...
Socio-demographic data Basque Country EU -27
Population (inhabitants) 2012 2,169,038 500,306,522
Population density (inhab...
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POLITICAL STRUCTURE
 HAS ITS OWN TAX SYSTEM.
 HAS THE LEGAL CAPACITY TO REGULATE TAXATION AND
THE AUTHORITY TO MANAGE ...
Police
Housing and the Environment
Agriculture and Tourism
Labour and Social Welfare
Hydraulic resources
Own tax system
Ed...
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Total 10,216 million €
GENERAL BUDGET DISTRIBUTION 2014
INCOME (%) EXPENDITURE (%)
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PROVINCIAL
COUNCIL...
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BASQUE COUNTRY
7TH EU REGION in number of UNIVERSITY
GRADUATES
Persons aged 25-64 with
tertiary e...
8
UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
UNIVERSITY OF DEUSTO
DEUSTUKO UNIBERTSITATEA
UNIVERSITY O...
9
INFRASTRUCTURES
Port
Airport
Train
Roads
Port
Terrestrial platforms
Airport
Combined Transport Station
Railway
Roads
2013 Cargo (kg)
Vitoria Airport 37,482,449
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INFRASTRUCTURES / LOGISTICS
RAILWAYS
The “BASQUE Y” high-speed rail corridor...
11
CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION CENTRES
BILBAO EXHIBITION CENTRE (BEC)
Modern, convenient and functional exhibition
complex, ...
EUSKADI – BASQUE COUNTRY 2005 2010 2012
GDP at current prices (millions €) 56,885 65,120 65,684
Per capita GDP at current ...
RELATIVE WEIGHT OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
IN SPAIN (%), (2013)
1. POPULATION 4.7
2. GDP at current prices (millions €) 6.2
3. ...
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MAIN MACROECONOMIC DATA
Per capita GDP per country and year
(EU28=100) (PPC)
The Basque Country occupies 28th place of ...
GDP DISTRIBUTION (2013)
B. COUNTRY SPAIN EU-27
Gross Domestic Product at
market prices (millions €)
64,703 1,022,988 13,07...
Logotype Name Year Website
ACEDE – Basque Country Household Appliances Cluster
Association
1992 www,acede,es
AFM – Spanish...
17
CLUSTER POLICY> THE 11 PRIORITY CLUSTER ASSOCIATIONS
PRIORITY CLUSTER
ASSOCIATIONS 2012
Members Jobs Turnover Exports
(...
18
Exports expressed as a percentage over turnover, 2012
EXPORT RATES OF THE 11 CLUSTER ASSOCIATIONS
57
21
92
85
34
38
77
...
Logotype Name Year Website
AFV - Foundries Association of the Basque Country and Navarre 2008 www.feaf.es
SIFE – Die-press...
SECTORAL PRECLUSTERS
2011
Members Jobs Turnover Exports
(No,
members)
(No,
persons)
(In millions
of euros)
(in % on
sales)...
21
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)
2,12
2,06
1,30
0,4
0,6
0,8
1,0
1,2
1,4
1,6
1,8
2,0
2,2
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
200...
22
INNOVATION INDEX
According to the new Innovation Union Scoreboard – IUS 2013 – the Basque Country remained
close to the...
2323
TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
FOUR TECHNOLOGY PARKS. One of the most consolidated
networks in Europe, headquarters of ...
24
Universities
(4)
• UPV – EHU
• Mondragón
University
• Deusto
University
•Navarra
University
(E.S.I.I. Of S.S.)
CIC (7)
...
25
DEVELOPMENT OF FOREIGN TRADE
20.242
15.792
-2000
0
2000
4000
6000
8000
10000
12000
14000
16000
18000
20000
22000
1990
1...
26
We export to: Mill €
France 3,416
Germany 2,937
United States 1,435
United Kingdom 1,204
Italy 921
Portugal 810
Belgium...
27
IMPORTS 2013: 10 Main suppliers countries
15,9
11,8
10,1
6,3
5,1 5,0 5,0
3,3 2,9 2,8
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Russia
Ge...
28
0
500
1.000
1.500
2.000
2.500
3.000
0 500 1.000 1.500 2.000 2.500 3.000 3.500 4.000
Imports
Exports (mill. €)
Our main ...
29
16,2
12,9
8,5 8,2 7,9
6,0
5,1
4,6
3,9
3,1
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
78 Road
vehicles (parts
and
accessories)
67 Iron and...
30
33,5
9,4
5,9
3,9 3,8 3,6 3,5 3,4 3,3
1,9
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
33 Petrol and
petroleum by-
products
67 Iron and
steel
28 M...
• Main locations of facilities abroad
> 150
101 – 150
51 – 100
<= 50
Facilities N.
1 France 208
2 Portugal 140
3 Mexico 11...
32
CONSORTIUM ESS – BILBAO: THE EUROPEAN SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE
 The Consortium ESS Bilbao will be aimed to supply sys...
33
WAVE POWER: BISCAY MARINE ENERGY PLATFORM (BIMEP)
 Infrastructure for the research and use of power generated by waves...
34
IBERIAN GAS HUB
 At present there is no organized gas market in the South West of Europe, despite the high number of e...
35
TOURIST DESTINATION
 Sculpture “Peine de los vientos” Donostia-San Sebastián
 Plaza Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz
 ...
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  1. 1. 1
  2. 2. 2 LOCATION OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY EUROSTAT. Share of the population aged 25-64 years who have successfully completed university or university-like (tertiary- level) education.
  3. 3. Socio-demographic data Basque Country EU -27 Population (inhabitants) 2012 2,169,038 500,306,522 Population density (inhab/km2) 2012 300 113 Life expectancy (years) - Men 2011 79.3 76.7 Life expectancy (years) - Women 2011 86.1 82.6 Hospital beds (per 100,000 inhabitants) 2009 365 551 Internet access (% homes) 2013 72 76 GDP per capita (EU 27= 100) 2012 126 100 Population aged between 20 and 24 with secondary education (%) 2011 82.6 79.5 3 QUALITY OF LIFE
  4. 4. 4 POLITICAL STRUCTURE  HAS ITS OWN TAX SYSTEM.  HAS THE LEGAL CAPACITY TO REGULATE TAXATION AND THE AUTHORITY TO MANAGE AND COLLECT TAXES.  PAYS THE SO-CALLED “QUOTA” TO THE SPANISH STATE FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LATTER IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY. Basque Country
  5. 5. Police Housing and the Environment Agriculture and Tourism Labour and Social Welfare Hydraulic resources Own tax system Education and Culture Health Industry and Commerce Transport and Public Works Basque Country 5 AREAS OF AUTHORITY Armed Forces Foreign Affairs Monetary System Ports and airports Postal Services & Communications Foreign trade Customs service State railway system Spain European Union
  6. 6. 6 Total 10,216 million € GENERAL BUDGET DISTRIBUTION 2014 INCOME (%) EXPENDITURE (%) CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PROVINCIAL COUNCILS 81.1 HEALTH 32.8 59.9 EDUCATION 27.1 EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL POLICIES 9.3 29.0 ENVIRONMENT AND TERRITORIAL POLICY 6.4 SECURITY 6.0 PUBLIC DEBT 12.9 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS 4.1 OTHER INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES 3.7 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND JUSTICE 2.2 OTHER RESOURCES 1.3 PRESIDENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT 1.0 OWN TAXES 1.0 OTHER CONCEPTS 11.1
  7. 7. 7 EDUCATION AND TRAINING BASQUE COUNTRY 7TH EU REGION in number of UNIVERSITY GRADUATES Persons aged 25-64 with tertiary education NUTS 2 REGIONS 2012 % 1 Inner London 63.0 2 London 52.9 3 Prov. Brabant Wallon 51.2 4 Oslo og Akershus 50.1 5 Helsinki-Uusimaa 48.9 6 Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire 47.5 7 Basque Country 46.6 8 Eastern Scotland 46.3 9 Hovedstaden 46.2 10 Surrey, East and West Sussex 45.0 SPAIN 32.3 Source: Eurostat EU-27 27.7 HIGHER EDUCATION: STUDENTS ENROLLED ACCORDING TO SUBJECT, 2011-2012 COURSE Subjects Total Men Women 66.472 30.825 35.647 Arts and Humanities 6.227 2.318 3.909 Sciences 3.818 1.606 2.212 Health Sciences 6.339 1.504 4.835 Social Sciences and Law 30.079 11.569 18.510 Engineering and architecture 17.963 12.780 5.183 Not specified 2.046 1.048 998
  8. 8. 8 UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA UNIVERSITY OF DEUSTO DEUSTUKO UNIBERTSITATEA UNIVERSITY OF MONDRAGÓN MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA THE NATIONAL DISTANCE EDUCATION UNIVERSITY (UNED) UNIVERSIDAD DE EDUCACIÓN A DISTANCIA (UNED) E.I.S.- NAVARRA (DONOSTIA) EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  9. 9. 9 INFRASTRUCTURES Port Airport Train Roads Port Terrestrial platforms Airport Combined Transport Station Railway Roads
  10. 10. 2013 Cargo (kg) Vitoria Airport 37,482,449 10 INFRASTRUCTURES / LOGISTICS RAILWAYS The “BASQUE Y” high-speed rail corridor will link the three Basque capitals and will connect the Basque Country with the rest of Europe.  Connections providing access to the main logistics areas located near the capitals. Travelling time Bilbao Bilbao Madrid París 2h 15’ 5h 47’ SEA PORTS  Two large commercial ports, Bilbao and Pasajes, which together handle almost 44,000,000 tonnes of goods per annum.  Port of Bilbao, main multimodal centre of the Iberian peninsula. AIRPORTS  Three airports with excellent infrastructures from the transport of passengers and goods.  Bilbao Airport (Loiu), international category, the largest passenger airport in the Cantabria area Vitoria Airport (Foronda), “Primary Special” category, it has the second-largest perishables terminal in Europe. 2013 Passengers Bilbao Airport 3,800,789
  11. 11. 11 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION CENTRES BILBAO EXHIBITION CENTRE (BEC) Modern, convenient and functional exhibition complex, 150,000 m2 of exhibition area distributed in 6 column-free pavilions. Exhibition organizers with more than 30 years of experience in the organization of trade fairs and shows. GENERAL DETAILS OF THE BEC Exhibition surface: 150,000 m2 Congress Centre: 18,000 m2 Offices: 6,500 m2 4,000 parking places BIEMH, Machine-Tool Biennial: with a gross exhibition area of 65,000m2 y more than 35,000 professional visitors. FERROFORMA- BRICOFORMA Important international exhibitions
  12. 12. EUSKADI – BASQUE COUNTRY 2005 2010 2012 GDP at current prices (millions €) 56,885 65,120 65,684 Per capita GDP at current prices (base 2010) (€) 26,961 29,988 29,460 Per capita GDP (PPC) (EU 28=100) 129 132 126 Productivity per employed person (EU 27=100) 125.2 127.6 128.5 Inflation (consumer price variation, %) 3.7 2.8 2.7 Employment rate (16 to 64 year-olds, %) 65.4 65.1 62.5 Exports (millions €) 14,297 17,876 20,971 Imports (millions €) 14,537 15,431 15,825 Export tendency (Exports/ GDP) (%) 25.1 27.5 31.9 12 MAIN MACROECONOMIC DATA
  13. 13. RELATIVE WEIGHT OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY IN SPAIN (%), (2013) 1. POPULATION 4.7 2. GDP at current prices (millions €) 6.2 3. EXPORTS 8.8 4. IMPORTS 6.1 13 MAIN MACROECONOMIC DATA 0 2 4 6 8 10 Population GDP Exports Imports 4,7 6,2 8,8 6,1 %
  14. 14. 14 MAIN MACROECONOMIC DATA Per capita GDP per country and year (EU28=100) (PPC) The Basque Country occupies 28th place of a total of 306 European regions, with a per capita GDP of 126 (EU 28 = 100 ) In 2000 , 7 Member States exceed Basque per capita GDP In 2012 , 5 Member States exceed Basque per capita GDP 97 99 100 108 110 115 119 122 125 126 129 129 130 131 272 0 50 100 150 200 250 Spain Italy EU 27 France United… Finland Belgium Germany Denmark Euskadi Netherlands Sweden Ireland Austria Luxembourg Año 2012
  15. 15. GDP DISTRIBUTION (2013) B. COUNTRY SPAIN EU-27 Gross Domestic Product at market prices (millions €) 64,703 1,022,988 13,071,398 Added value out of basic prices (millions €) 58,753 933,173 11,665,544 Agricultural sector (%) 0.9 2.6 1.7 Industry (%) 22.8 17.5 19.0 Construction (%) 6.7 7.8 5.7 Services (%) 69.6 72.1 73.6 15 ECONOMIC/SECTOR STRUCTURE
  16. 16. Logotype Name Year Website ACEDE – Basque Country Household Appliances Cluster Association 1992 www,acede,es AFM – Spanish Machine Tool Manufacturers Association 1992 www,afm,es ACICAE – Basque Country Automotive Industries and Components Cluster Association 1993 www,acicae,es GAIA – Basque Country Electronics and Information Industries Cluster Association 1994 www,gaia,es UNIPORT – Port of Bilbao Cluster Association 1994 www,uniportbilbao,es ACLIMA – Basque Country Environmental Industries Cluster Association 1995 www,aclima,net Energy Cluster Association 1996 www,clusterenergia,com HEGAN – Basque Country and Aeronautics and Space Cluster Association 1997 www,hegan,com Basque Maritime Forum – Basque Maritime Industries Cluster Association 1997 www,foromaritimovasco,com Paper Industries Cluster Association of the Basque Country 1998 www,clusterpapel,com EIKEN – Basque Country Audiovisual Cluster Association 2004 www,eikencluster,com 16 CLUSTER POLICY > THE 11 PRIORITY CLUSTER ASSOCIATIONS
  17. 17. 17 CLUSTER POLICY> THE 11 PRIORITY CLUSTER ASSOCIATIONS PRIORITY CLUSTER ASSOCIATIONS 2012 Members Jobs Turnover Exports (No. of Members) (No. of workers) (In millions of euros) (% over sales) ACEDE Household Appliances 5 3.060 1.406 77% AFM Machine Tools 134 7.148 1.328 92% ACICAE Automotion 160 16.758 10.292 86% GAIA Electronics and Information Industries 260 10.807 2.742 38% UNIPORT Port of Bilbao 125 5.050 1.350 - ACLIMA Environment 70 2.711 1.563 21% ENERGIA Energy 78 12.700 11.500 34% HEGAN Aeronautics and Space 37 4.042 767 62% FMV Maritime Industries 145 6.430 985 85% PAPEL Paper 21 1.915 852 57% EIKEN Audiovisual 27 1.355 64 -
  18. 18. 18 Exports expressed as a percentage over turnover, 2012 EXPORT RATES OF THE 11 CLUSTER ASSOCIATIONS 57 21 92 85 34 38 77 86 62 0 20 40 60 80 100 Paper Environment Machine-tools Maritime Industries Energy Electronics / telecommunications Household appliances Automotive Aeronautics
  19. 19. Logotype Name Year Website AFV - Foundries Association of the Basque Country and Navarre 2008 www.feaf.es SIFE – Die-press Forging 2008 www.forjas.org HABIC - Cluster Association of the Habitat, Wood, Office and Hospitality Sector 2009 www.clusterhabic.com Food Cluster of the Basque Country 2009 www.clusteralimentacion.com Basque Biocluster 2009 www.basquebiocluster.com HERRAMEX - Spanish Association of Hand tool Manufacturers 2010 www.herramex.es Spanish Association of Steel Products and Installations Exporters 2010 www.siderex.es ERAIKUNE - Construction Cluster of the Basque Country 2010 www.eraikune.com MLC-ITS - Mobility and logistics 2011 www.mlcluster.com MAFEX Spanish Railway Association 2012 www.mafex.es LANGUNE The Basque Association of Language Industries 2012 www.langune.com 19 CLUSTER POLICY > 11 SECTORAL PRECLUSTERS
  20. 20. SECTORAL PRECLUSTERS 2011 Members Jobs Turnover Exports (No, members) (No, persons) (In millions of euros) (in % on sales) AFV Foundry 66 7,365 1,281 65% SIFE Die-press Forges 14 1,830 337 63% HABIC Habitat and contract 103 5,200 1,050 33% CLUSTER Food Industry 43 2,826 1,025 - BIOSCIENCE Bioscience 45 1,304 268 16% HERRAMEX Hand tools 26 1,751 27 21% SIDEREX Steel Industry 71 13,141 4,716 58% ERAIKUNE Construction 80 11,500 720 2% MLC – ITS Mobility and Logistics 108 37,289 23,151 7% MAFEX Railway 22 9,550 2,064 70% LANGUNE Language industries 60 5,004 53 17% 20 CLUSTER POLICY> 11 SECTORAL PRECLUSTERS
  21. 21. 21 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) 2,12 2,06 1,30 0,4 0,6 0,8 1,0 1,2 1,4 1,6 1,8 2,0 2,2 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) Basque Country EU (28 countries) Euro area (17 countries) Spain
  22. 22. 22 INNOVATION INDEX According to the new Innovation Union Scoreboard – IUS 2013 – the Basque Country remained close to the group of countries with high innovation, but below the EU-27 average. Countries with moderate innovation Countries with high innovation Innovation leader countries European Innovation Union Scoreboard – IUS 2013
  23. 23. 2323 TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOUR TECHNOLOGY PARKS. One of the most consolidated networks in Europe, headquarters of excellence companies, Universities and Research and Technology Transfer Centres.  2 km from the airport, 15 from the report, 10 from Bilbao and 6 from the Central campus of the University of the Basque Country.  Number of companies, 223, with 7,700 direct employees.  BIZKAIA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK  5 km from Vitoria-Gasteiz and the university campus and 7 from Foronda airport, and with good access to several European routes.  Number of companies, 101, with 2,855 direct employees.  ALAVA TECHNOLOGY PARK  GIPUZKOA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK 5 minutes from San Sebastián city centre and 10 from the French border.  Number of companies, 80, with 3,562 direct employees.  GARAIA INNOVATION CENTRE  Led by the private initiative of Corporación Mondragón,  Fostering research and development: energy, material technologies, organization and administration of companies, electronics, microelectronics and nanotechnology, ICTs and surface finishing machines and processes.  Number of companies, 26, with 870 direct employees.
  24. 24. 24 Universities (4) • UPV – EHU • Mondragón University • Deusto University •Navarra University (E.S.I.I. Of S.S.) CIC (7) • bioGUNE • biomaGUNE • microGUNE • marGUNE • nanoGUNE • tourGUNE • energiGUNE Technology Platforms - CCTT Tecnalia TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION IK 4 (9) • CEIT • CIDETEC • GAIKER • TEKNIKER • IDEKO • IKERLAN • VICOMTech • LORTEK • AZTERLAN Sector centres (5) • Assoc. ARANZADI • F.T. Aeronautics • F.T. AZTI • Assoc. BTC • INBIOMED OPIs (3) • CADEM • Consorcio ESS • NEIKER Business R&D units (67) Health R&D units • INGEMA • B+I+O+E Fundaz. • BioDonostia • Fund. CITA Alzheimer • KRONIKGUNE Laboratories (3) • ERAIKER • AZARO Fundazioa • CETEST Technology Parks (4) • Alava Technology Park • Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park • Bizkaia Science and Technology Park • GARAIA Innovation Pole Risk capital (3) • SGECR • Seed Capital de Bizkaia • Seed Gipuzkoa  BERC: Basic Excellence Research Center  CIC: Centre for Cooperative Research  CCTT: Centros Tecnológicos  OPIs: Organismos Públicos de Investigación BASQUE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION NETWORK Technological Development Generation of Knowlege Application BERC (9) BC3 • BCAM • BCBL • MPC • Fundación Biofísica Bizkaia • DIPC •Polymat Fundazioa •Fundación Achucarro •Fundación BCMATERIA LS
  25. 25. 25 DEVELOPMENT OF FOREIGN TRADE 20.242 15.792 -2000 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 20000 22000 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013(p) Balance Exports Imports Millions of € Source: Eustat. ECOMEX. Foreign Trade Statistics of the Basque Country 2013 (p) 4,450 Mill €
  26. 26. 26 We export to: Mill € France 3,416 Germany 2,937 United States 1,435 United Kingdom 1,204 Italy 921 Portugal 810 Belgium 665 Netherlands 583 China 494 Brazil 455 Total Exports mill € 20,242 16,9 14,5 7,1 6,0 4,6 4,0 3,3 2,9 2,4 2,2 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 France Germany United States United Kingdom Italy Portugal Belgium Netherlands China Brazil % over the total exports % EXPORTS 2013: 10 main customers countries
  27. 27. 27 IMPORTS 2013: 10 Main suppliers countries 15,9 11,8 10,1 6,3 5,1 5,0 5,0 3,3 2,9 2,8 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Russia Germany France Mexico China United States Italy United Kingdom Netherlands Ireland % over the total imports We import from: Mill € Russia 2.503 Germany 1.864 France 1.600 Mexico 999 China 810 United States 794 Italy 783 United Kingdom 523 Netherlands 455 Ireland 445 Total Imports 15,792mill € %
  28. 28. 28 0 500 1.000 1.500 2.000 2.500 3.000 0 500 1.000 1.500 2.000 2.500 3.000 3.500 4.000 Imports Exports (mill. €) Our main trade partners in 2013
  29. 29. 29 16,2 12,9 8,5 8,2 7,9 6,0 5,1 4,6 3,9 3,1 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 78 Road vehicles (parts and accessories) 67 Iron and steel 33 Petroleum by-products 74 Machines and general industrial equipment 69 Metal products 62 Rubber manufacturers 79 Other transport equipment 77 Machinery and electrical apparatus 73 Metalworking machinery 68 Non ferrous metals Exports per product following Standard International Trade Classification , Revision 4 (SITC) % EXPORTS 2013 per product (%)
  30. 30. 30 33,5 9,4 5,9 3,9 3,8 3,6 3,5 3,4 3,3 1,9 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 33 Petrol and petroleum by- products 67 Iron and steel 28 Metal ores and waste 74 Machinery and industrial equipment in general 71 Power- generating equipment 68 Non- ferrous metals 77 Machinery and electrical devices 69 Metal products 78 Road vehicles (parts and accessories) 03 Fish and preparations Imports per product according to Standard International Trade Classification , Revision 4 (SITC) % IMPORTS 2013 per product (%)
  31. 31. • Main locations of facilities abroad > 150 101 – 150 51 – 100 <= 50 Facilities N. 1 France 208 2 Portugal 140 3 Mexico 118 4 United States 117 5 Germany 112 6 Chine 97 7 Italy 88 8 United Kingdom 85 9 Brasil 84 10 Argentina 48 Total 1,660 INTERNATIONALISED BASQUE COMPANIES
  32. 32. 32 CONSORTIUM ESS – BILBAO: THE EUROPEAN SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE  The Consortium ESS Bilbao will be aimed to supply systems or subsystems designed, built and tested to deliver turnkey to the project of the European Spallation Source to be constructed in Lund (Sweden).  Total investment of 80 million euros (financed 50-50% between MICINN and the Basque Government). CREATION OF NEW LEADING INDUSTRIAL SECTORS: BIOBASQUE AND NANOBASQUE BIOBASQUE  Biosciences are growing strong in the Basque Country, with a new company created every 3 months since the launch of the BioBasque 2010 strategy. BioBasque is home to more than 70 companies, the core being so-called biocompanies. These firms offer direct employment to around 1.780 people and represent a total turnover of over 305million €. NANOBASQUE  Aims to incorporate micro and nanotechnologies in order to increase the technological intensity of the Basque business fabric.  Major investments in the scientific-technological offer materialized in two CICs, Nanogune and Microgune and a complete network of scientific and technological infrastructures. RELEVANT INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
  33. 33. 33 WAVE POWER: BISCAY MARINE ENERGY PLATFORM (BIMEP)  Infrastructure for the research and use of power generated by waves and off-shore wind power in the open sea. Located in Armintza, Bizkaia. It will come into operation by the end of 2014.  Total investment: 20 million euros ELECTRICAL VEHICLE  Agreement between the Basque Energy Board (EVE) and Repsol for the development of a basic network of EV charging points. Creation of the company IBIL financed by both firms and development of a network of 270 recharge points in the Basque Country.  Agreement between EVE and Mercedes Benz for the manufacture of electrical vans in Vitoria-Gasteiz. First E-VITO vans delivered in 2011.  Put into operation the Electrical Mobility Center in Vitoria-Gasteiz, in order to bring this technology closer to both citizens and companies. MOBILITY WITH NATURAL GAS  Analysis of the use of compressed natural gas (GNC) in fleets of city buses, taxis,...  Assessment of the use of natural liquid gas (GNL) as a substitute fuel for diesel in transport vehicles used for long distance road and sea transport. INTELLIGENT ELECTRICITY NETWORKS  Protocol for collaboration between Iberdrola, EVE, BBK and Provincial Council of Bizkaia for the introduction of an intelligent electricity distribution network in the town centres of Bilbao and Portugalete, with plans to extend the service to the rural zone Lea-Artibai.  250,000 intelligent containers to be installed and 1,330 transformer centres to be automated.  60 million euros investment over the period 2012-2014. RELEVANT INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
  34. 34. 34 IBERIAN GAS HUB  At present there is no organized gas market in the South West of Europe, despite the high number of existing agents and transactions.  The Basque Country is promoting the creation of the Iberian Gas Hub, by means of a development company, with the participation of the Basque Government though EVE, the technical management of the Enagas system and the financial institution Kutxabank.  The goal is to promote market and finance services that facilitate natural gas transactions in the Iberian Gas Hub. This is the first initiative of its kind in the State. ALAVA: A TOP LEVEL LOGISTICS NODE IN SOUTH-WESTERN EUROPE Around Vitoria there are 7 million square meters dedicated to logistics activities, with connections to the rest of the world by land, sea and air through the ports of Bilbao and Pasajes, Foronda airport and several high-speed connections by road. VIAP: VITORIA INDUSTRIAL AIR PARK  The expected investment amounts to 60.4 million euros in an area of 390,000 square metres.  Following the agreement signed between the Basque Government, Vitoria City Hall and AENA, an industrial park with the characteristics of a technology park linked to the aeronautic sector will be built. VIT: VITORIA INTERMODAL TERMINAL  This Intermodal station will channel all the traffic between continental Europe and the Iberian peninsula through the western Pyrenees.  A twin-gauge track infrastructure, Iberian and international, that will be 2.200 metres long x 220 m. wide, with 48 ha of surface area.  An expected total investment up to the year 2037 of 120 million euros. 62 million are planned for the first stage. RELEVANT INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
  35. 35. 35 TOURIST DESTINATION  Sculpture “Peine de los vientos” Donostia-San Sebastián  Plaza Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz  Hanging Bridge Bizkaia Estatistika Organoa

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