Podcast: Spain Biotech-An Engine for Economic Change

Discover how Spain is focusing on biotechnology to be an engine for economic change through gradual internationalization, development and technology transfer. Regional governments are actively investing in public and private biology research and promoting the creation of knowledge-based companies. Spain’s human capital combined with aggressive investment in biotech research and infrastructure has led to the creation of bio-clusters. Today, there are nearly 700 Spanish companies engaged in biotechnology, with almost 50 percent growth in funding devoted to research. In fact, spending on internal R & D in biotechnology has grown 46 percent and is close to 300 million Euros. Access the podcast