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Invest in the Basque Country brochure. ¿Why invest in the Basque Country? / Leading competiveness pole in southern europe / Most competitive industrial clusters: energy, automotive, aeronautics,......

Invest in the Basque Country brochure. ¿Why invest in the Basque Country? / Leading competiveness pole in southern europe / Most competitive industrial clusters: energy, automotive, aeronautics, electronic&ICT, Machine Tools, Martimie Industry / Research development & innovation.

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  • 1. 1
  • 2. Index 1. The Basque Country: Main Figures 2. Why Invest in the Basque Country: 2.1 Leading Competitiveness Pole in Southern Europe - Main Facts - Most Relevant Industrial Clusters - Energy - Automotive Cluster - Aeronautics - Electronics & ICT - Machine tools - Maritime Industries - New Sectors: Biosciences 2.2 Research Development & Innovation 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Investment Support 2.6 A Place to live 3. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Basque Country Strategy
  • 3. Surface area: 7,235 km2 Population: 2.169.038 hab. Population density: 300,2 inhab./km2 1- The Basque Country 3
  • 4. Per capita income (GDP) Third ranked country in the EU (EU average 100%) Science and technology graduates. 43% of young people have a university degree. (EU average: 24%) 1- The Basque Country 126% Productivity per Employee Second ranked country in the EU for productivity per employee (EU av. 100%) Industrial GDP Manufacturing Heritage (EU average 19,3%) 22,8% 128% 47% Big Little
  • 5. 1,000,000 Annual Visitors to the Guggenheim Museum in 2012 World's top-ranked cultural infrastructure for self-financing 25 Michelin Stars in 2013 The greatest concentration of Michelin stars in the world. Basque Culinary Center Quality in Tourism Second ranked destination for Quality in Tourism certifications, after Andalusia 1- The Basque Country 5 Basqu e 5,000 Years 82 years: High quality health care. The country with the longest life expectancy in the EU. Density of natural spaces A country with 53% of its surface area covered in trees. (EU average: 37.8%). The country of the Basque language A unique language with no known connection to any other language. Big Little
  • 6. 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub in Southern Europe 2.2 Research Development & Innovation 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Investment Support 2.6 A Place to enjoy life 2- Why invest in The Basque Country ? 6
  • 7. 7 2- Why invest in The Basque Country ? 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub in Southern Europe 2.2 R+D + i 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Investment Support 2.6 A Place to live
  • 8. Highly Industrialised Area Solid manufacturing base (23%): Automotive industry, Aeronautics, Environment, Industrial design and Engineering. Pioneering Cluster Policy since 1991. 11 Priority Clusters Highest rates of productivity in Europe. 125% (EU: 100) Highly specialized subcontractors: More than 4,000 companies at hand with high standards in quality and rapid response. Internationalized Economy 32% Exports on GDP. 1,660 Internationalized Basque Companies. Most significant financial center in the European Atlantic axis Home to one of Europe’s leading bank BBVA. 2nd Stock Exchange in Spain. Technology & Innovation 2.19 % Investment R+D /GDP 8 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Main Facts
  • 9. 9 1. Energy 2. Automotive Industry 3. Aeronautics 4. Electronic&ICT 5. Machine Tools 6. Maritime Industry 7. New sectors: Biosciences 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Most Relevant Industrial Clusters
  • 10. More than 350 companies Turnover: 44,000 M€ Direct employment: 68,000 65% op. international R+D+I 400 M€ investment. Strategic Sectors: Smart grids Bidelek: Smart grid Implementation Ingrid: High-voltage & high-power Lab. On & off shore wind energy Wave Energy BIMEP: Maritime Energy Platform Electric Vehicle IBIL: Charging points (Repsol+EVE) 10 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Energy Cluster
  • 11. 300 component manufacturers 12,400 M€ (17% Basque GDP) Direct employment: 75,000 Over 45% Spain´s car industry. 86% Exports > 220 plants abroad AIC: Automotive Intelligence Center Open Innovation in in which companies improve their competitiveness through cooperation. 11 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Automotive Cluster
  • 12. 65 aerospace organizations 5 T1 ( Aerostructure, Engine, Space) Turnover: 1,584 M€ 12,059 people 72,8 % Exports over sales 16,8 % R+D Investment 131 Facilities (20 abroad) CTA R& D Centre Strategic project Advanced Manufacturing Centre for the Aerospatiale Sector • Early-industrialization of new products. • Coordination OEMs, comp. suppliers, Machine tool manufacturers 12 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Aeronautic Industry
  • 13. 267 Companies Turnover: 2,994 M€ 11,410 people 850 M€ Exports (35%) 122 M€ R+D Investment Main strategic sectors of application Transport Energy Manufacturing Health Smart Cities Videogames 13 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Electronics & ICT
  • 14. • 3rd Larger producer in EU • 856 M€ • 5,557 jobs • 80% of Spanish production • 91.9% Exports • High skilled suppliers along the value chain to manufacture any component in a range of less than 300 km • INVEMA, Machine Tool Research Foundation • IMH Machine Tool Institute on vocational training • BIEMH: International Machine Tool Exhibition Strategy: Advanced Manufacturing 14 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Machine Tools
  • 15. • Maritime Heritage • 2.1 % GDP • 322 companies • Merchant & fishing ship owners • Shipyards subcontractor • Component &equipment manufacturers • 7,560 jobs • 1,148 M€ Direct Turnover • 85 % Exports Strategy: • Advanced Manufacturing • Energy Off shore 15 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Maritime Industries
  • 16. 16 The Basque Bioregion, a new hub for biosciences in the south of Europe • Specific Biobasque policy since 2001 • 75 companies • 20 research centers and universities. • 6 leading hospitals. • 20% growth in the sector. • 26.500 people in life sciences. R& D Infrastructure • Structural Biology Platform • Molecular Imaging Facility • Genome, Proteomics, Metabolomics • Basque Biobank, 2.1 Leading Competitive Hub. Biosciences
  • 17. 17 2- Why invest in The Basque Country ? 2.1 Leading Competitiveness Pole in Southern Europe 2.2 Research & Development 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Investment support 2.6 A Place to live
  • 18. 4 Universities. 60,000 students 5 Higher Technical Colleges & 22 University Colleges Top ranked country in the EU in Terms of science and technology graduates (43%). UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY UPV/EHU DEUSTO UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF MONDRAGÓN E.I.S.- NAVARRA (DONOSTIA) 18 2.2 Research, Development & Innovation. Universities
  • 19. 19 Technology Development & Application 2 R& D Research & Development Platforms: 2,877 fulltime jobs Generation of Knowledge • 9 BERCs: Basque Excellence Centres • 7 CICs: Cooperation Research Centres • Biomedical research (Biogune) • Biomaterials ( Biomagune) • Nanosciences (Nanogune) • Advanced Manufacturing(Margune) • Micro-technologies (Microgune) • Energy (Energigune) • Tourism (Tourgune) 5 Sectorial Centres 5 Health R&D Units 6 Public Research Bodies 128 Entities in the Basque Science & Technology Network 2.2 Research, Development & Innovation. R+D Network
  • 20. Alava Technology Park 1995 Garaia Innovation Pole 2007 Promotion and participation of public and private administrations: Basque Government-Spri, Regional Governments, Town Councils, Mondragon Group, Kutxabank. Bizkaia Science and Technology Park 1985 Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park 1997 Total area: 605 Ha. Turnover (mill. €) 3.530 R&D Turnover 12% No of companies 428 No of employees 14.418 University graduates 46% R&D personnel 30% No of functions 1.719 No of participants 70.000 20 2.2 Research, Development & Innovation. Technology Parks
  • 21. 21 2.1 Leading Competitiveness Pole in Southern Europe 2.2 R+D + i 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Incentives to investment 2.6 A Place to live 2- Why invest in The Basque Country ?
  • 22. 2.3- Highly Skilled Labour force The training and excellence of our people is the key strategic factor for the competitiveness of Basque Country Creativity, higher education and research Excellence in education Extensive knowledge of languages Universities of international prestige Occupational training and skills awareness 60,000 Students at University 46,2 % University grad. (Age 25-64) 23,000 students on occupational training • IT, Software &Electronics • Automotive • Machine tools, • Environment • Renewable energy • Innovation management 5 foreign schools: Irish, English, French, German and American 7 official language schools 22
  • 23. 23 2.1 Leading Competitiveness Pole in Southern Europe 2.2 R+D + i 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Incentives to investment 2.6 A Place to live 2- Why invest in The Basque Country ?
  • 24. Bilbao Port: Largest Atlantic Sea Port South Europe Over 200 scheduled maritime services Connection to 500 ports throughout the world. 4,000 million tonnes per year On-shore facilities: 3.5 million sq. metres 24 World Wide Connections Harbours Pasaia Port: Pasaia is a flexible and integral harbour. Most important car-exporting/importing harbour of Spain. Scrap imports and Iron and Steel product exports Others: Coal, cereals, wood, paper pulp, etc.
  • 25. Bilbao International Airport Main Airport in Northern Spain Capacity 5 million passengers per year Investment: €65M Surface: 25,000 sq. m. Over 400 international and domestic flights per week. Vitoria Cargo Airport DHL consolidation centre for air freight for Iberia and North Africa. 25 World Wide Connections Airport San Sebastian Airport Domestic Airport with 244,952 passengers &. 6,237 flight operations in 2013
  • 26. Extensive network of motorways, Crossroads of the north-south (from Stockholm in Sweden to Lisbon in Portugal) and east- west axes (to Barcelona or Milan in Italy). Railway directly connected with the European high speed rail network 26 World Wide Connections Road & rail Infrastructure
  • 27. 27 2- Why invest in The Basque Country ? 2.1 Leading Competitiveness Pole in Southern Europe 2.2 R+D + i 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Investment support 2.6 A Place to live
  • 28. At the Basque Country there is an investment-friendly Government very close to any company interested in establishing a new business. In order to favour industrial development, the public institutions in the Basque Country are able to provide a varied range of aid packages, which include: Repayable advances Low interest loans Tax incentives Occupational training Subsidies and grants for R&D projects Companies can set up in Technology Parks 10 to 15 days for establishing the company 2.5 – Investment support 28
  • 29. The Basque Country has its own fiscal regime 2.5 - Incentives for investment: Taxes 29 Main Standard Deductions* Investment in new fixed assets 10% investment R&D + Innovation activities 30-50% R&D expenditure Investment in clean technologies 30% Job creation €4,900 per person/year * Specific deductions will be determined by the Local Tax Administration General rate 28% SMEs 24% General Average: 15,3% Average effective interest rate Average nominal interest rate
  • 30. 30 2.1 Leading Competitiveness Pole in Southern Europe 2.2 R+D + i 2.3 Highly skilled labour force. 2.4 World Wide Connections. 2.5 Incentives to investment 2.6 A Place to enjoy life 2- Why invest in The Basque Country ?
  • 31. 2.6- A place to enjoy life Bilbao First nobel prize-winning city. (Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2010) Donostia-San Sebastian European culture capital in 2016 Vitoria-gasteiz European green capital 2012 Three Outstanding capitals 31
  • 32. Basque Cuisine: 25 stars Michelin Guggenheim Museum Art Galleries Fabulous beaches Ancient castles and tower houses Biosphere Reserve Golf complexes Theatres Opera 2.6- A place to enjoy life 32
  • 33. Foreign Direct Investment in the Basque Country 33 3- Basque Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy
  • 34. • More than 700 firms • More than 9% of the GDP & 11% of turnover • Employ more than 61,000 people (11% of working population in 2012). • 432 M€ 2012 • 3rd in Spain FDI weight on GDP* in the Basque Country (%, M€, 2008-2012) (*) GDP on market prices and current euros . Source : Europraxis from DataInvex e INE 0,58% 0,81% 0,47% 0,28% 0,58% 0,34% 0,47% 2,07% 0,49% 0,14% 0,24% 0,80% 0,66% - 10.000 20.000 30.000 40.000 50.000 60.000 70.000 0,0% 0,5% 1,0% 1,5% 2,0% 2,5% FDI / PIB PIB Millones € 34 3- Basque Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • 35. 35 3- Basque FDI Strategy Priority sectors: Smart Specialization of the Basque Country Advanced Manufacturing Transport & mobility Equipment Energy Smart Grids Renewabl e offshore Electrification Batteries High Technology Intensive Micro Nano Bio ICT / CPS* (*) Cyber-Physical Systems Independently to Basque priority sectors that will be attended pro- actively, any type of IED Project will be welcomed
  • 36. Basque Government COORDINATION OF STRATEGIES, SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE, AND INCENTIVES INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUSSINESS SITES Airports & Harbors Clusters Company Associations Sectorial Diversification Strategies • Spri • EVE • IHOBE • SGCR • BIOBASQUE • NANOBASQUE • BASQUETOUR IDENTIFICATION OF OPPORTUNITIES, COOPERATION & SUPPORT Public Entities Invest in the Basque Country Science & Technology Agents • Paper Cluster • Audiovisuals • Maritime Industries • ICT (GAIA) • Aeronautics • Uniport • MLC-ITS • Environment- ACLIMA • Machine Tools • Energy Cluster • HABIC • Agro food • Construction • Electric & Household aplliances • Aeronautics • TECNALIA • IK4 • CIC’s • CENTROS SECTORIALES • UPV/EHU • UM/MU • UD • Technology Parks • Incubators (CEIs) • Sprilur • Bilbao & Pasaia Ports • Bilbao Air, Via • Etc. • AGRAGEX • AMT • FLUIDEX • FUNDIGEX • HERRAMEX • MAFEX • SIDEREX • AVIC International Delegations INTERNATIONAL SPRI OFFICES Companies Financial Entities Location and support services Local Administrations & County Council 3- Basque FDI Strategy Cooperation Network
  • 37. 3- Services ‘Invest in the Basque Country’ office Investor Information. Key sector expertise (clusters) One-stop shop for your investment project Tailor-made assistance and financing Best Business Location Industrial sites Science & Technology Parks Incubators Helping you grow: Best Partners: Business cooperation Science & Technology platforms Clusters Suppliers Consultancy
  • 38. 38 ESKERRIK ASKO THANK YOU investbasque@spri.es