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Basque Country Overview - Gaizka Zulaika - Stanford - Feb 1 2010

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Talk given by Gaizka Zulaika, Innobasque, at Stanford Engineering, Feb 1 2010.

Talk given by Gaizka Zulaika, Innobasque, at Stanford Engineering, Feb 1 2010.

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  • 1. Basque Country – Innobasque Overview
    Stanford Engineering Program on European Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Gaizka Zulaika- Investment Director
    Innobasque-Basque Innovation Agency
    Stanford 1-2-2010
  • 2. 50%
    30%
    20%
    (*) Sources: United States Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis, California Labor Market Info
  • 3. Evolution of the Basque Industry 1936-1984
  • 4.
  • 5. The Basque Country has CLEAR ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS:
    • Small economy
    • 6. Territory: Space shortage, dense population (2.1 M)
    • 7. Mature population
    • 8. Lack of natural resources
    • 9. No domesticenergy sources
    And a few other limitations that can be overcome
    • Few large companies
    • 10. Few corporate Headquarters
    • 11. Lack of competitiveness in some
    traditional industries
    • Very high costs
    but… all the World Economieshave their
    limitations as well
    WAS CREATED TO SUPPORT
    THE GREAT BASQUE 2nd TRANSFORMATION
    Scientific
    Technological
    Social
    Business
    Strategic
    Oriented & based on PEOPLE
    1000 partner organizations
    Private- Public Partnership
    To face the
    Globalised Economy Threat …
  • 12. In the European Innovation corridor
    EuropeanCitiesEntrepreneurship Ranking: ECER 2009
    5
    EuropeanInnovationRegionsRIS 2009
  • 13. Leading industry sectors
    Security Software
    www.PandaSecurity.com 
    Enterprise Software Ecosystem with 14 SMEs ITS
    Clean Technologies
    www.gamesacorp.com
    Human Mobility
    www.irizar.com
    www.iberdrola.es
    www.caf.net
    www.orona.es
  • 14. Focus Areas
    Investment
    Entrepreneurship
    Sustainability
    Green Market
    Human Mobility
    Non Profit Sector
    Health Care Market
  • 15. Conclusion
    Basque region has a global visionWorld class talent in research and innovation technologiesStrong Engineering UniversitiesDiverse industrial baseGrowing in VC and technology start-up sectorStrong entrepreneurial traditionNew Innovation leadership with InnobasqueWe are looking for partners, projects and capital in Clean Technology Markets, Human Mobility and associated software technologies.
  • 16. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
    Gaizka Zulaika Atorrasagasti
    Investment Director
    gzulaika@innobasque.com
    Innobasque- Basque Innovation Agency
    Bizkaia Technology Park, Laida Bidea 203
    48170 Zamudio
    Phone: +34 944 209 488
    Fax: +34 944 209 489
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