Industries & sectors

BUILDING, REAL ESTATE, CIVIL ENGINEERING

There are a number of major Spanish companies operating in Spain’s building, real estate, and civil engineering sector.

AVIATION AND AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

As a country, Spain has a long-standing aerospace tradition and extensive experience, enabling it to offer cutting-edge solutions that can be implemented at its highly advanced manufacturing facilities.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) spans a broad range of computer hardware and software-based services, applications, and technologies often provided over telecommunications networks. Therefore, implementation of ICT inventions can be said to require a computer, a computer network, or another programmable device.

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

The automobile sector is one of industry’s most dynamic. Investment in the sector, the number of jobs it creates, competition, and innovative activity are all factors contributing to this.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

The field of biotechnology has undergone some of the most sweeping changes in recent times and has had far-reaching impact both on our quality of life and on other areas of technology.

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Patents have proven to be an invaluable tool for protecting proprietary chemical inventions and deriving additional income streams by way of licensing fees, and even as an invaluable source of technical information for piggybacking new inventions on the existing art.

ENERGY, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Renewable or green energy technologies provide what can generally be regarded as those intended to alleviate climate change by controlling, preventing, and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activities.

PHARMACEUTICAL AND AGROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

Pharmaceutical and phytosanitary research make decisive contributions to public health.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE, CONSUMER GOODS

The food sector has undergone major changes in the past 25 or 30 years. Artisanal and farmhouse production methods have given way to modern industrial processing, which has both increased productivity and improved the sanitary conditions of the resulting food products.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Spain’s Public Administration has embarked on a far-reaching programme to modernize its procedures and its image, making increasingly innovative services available to citizens and promoting those services by methods that were formerly the exclusive realm of the private sector.

ENTREPRENEURS. SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS

The emergence of a competitive environment conducive to business start-up incubation in Spain over the past few years has been one of the upsides of the crisis. Entrepreneurs, start-ups, and previously existing small and medium-sized enterprises have come down firmly on the side of innovation as a means of making their goods and/or services stand out from the competition in their local market and as a jumping-off point for expansion into new markets abroad.

SPORT & PERSONAL BRANDING

The three-pronged model based on personality, brand, and business, in which businesses use the image of elite athletes, actors, public figures, celebrities, etc. to promote their goods and/or services and thus gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, is flourishing in today’s climate.

PUBLISHING

Intellectual property and copyright can trace their origins to book publishing.