Basque Country – Innobasque Overview<br />Stanford Engineering Program on European Entrepreneurship and Innovation <br />	...
50%<br />30%<br />20%<br />(*) Sources: United States Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis, California Labor Mark...
Evolution of the Basque Industry 1936-1984<br />
The Basque Country has CLEAR ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS:<br /><ul><li>Small economy
Territory: Space shortage, dense population (2.1 M)
Mature population
Lack of natural resources
No domesticenergy sources</li></ul>And a few other limitations that can be overcome<br /><ul><li>Few large companies
Few corporate Headquarters
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Basque Country Overview - Gaizka Zulaika - Stanford - Feb 1 2010

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

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