R&D expenditure in Andalusia exceeds 1,627 million in 2020, an increase of 5.8%

R&D expenditure in Andalusia exceeds 1,627 million in 2020, an increase of 5.8%

November 28, 2021

R&D expenditure in Andalusia reached 1,627.2 million euros in 2020, which is 5.8% more than the previous year, the highest increase in the last decade. This figure places the region in third place nationally behind only Madrid (4,253 million euros) and Catalonia (3,619 million euros). This increase is the highest of all Spanish regions, followed […]

 Andalusia attends World Travel Market confident of achieving full recovery by 2022

Andalusia attends World Travel Market confident of achieving full recovery by 2022

November 5, 2021

The President of the Government of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, and the Vice President and Regional Minister of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Juan Marín, have pointed out this week, during the inauguration of the Andalusia pavilion at the World Travel Market in London, that this community is ready and fashionable to attract foreign investment, continue to attract tourists and achieve full economic recovery in the field of tourism in 2022 to generate greater possibilities in the field of progress, employment and welfare.

 Extenda Global will take place on 17 and 18 November in Seville

Extenda Global will take place on 17 and 18 November in Seville

October 14, 2021

Extenda Global 2021, the annual event that brings together Andalusia’s foreign sector, will once again be held in person on 17 and 18 November at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Sevilla (Fibes). The event, which is the largest international trade meeting held in Andalusia, has today opened its registration period through the web portal www.extendaglobal.es, where companies can also formalise their requests for B2B meetings with representatives of the 62 countries they are interested in, of the 62 in which the Extenda External Network provides services.

 Nearly 5,000 new companies were created in Andalusia last August

Nearly 5,000 new companies were created in Andalusia last August

September 16, 2021

The number of registered companies in August 2021 in Andalusia amounted to 235,477, registering a growth of 2.1% compared to the same month in 2020. This is equivalent to 4,865 more entities. These data come from the Weekly Economic Observatory of the Junta de Andalucía presented by the Government of Andalusia.

 II Global Business Trip: 40 Andalusian technology companies to be promoted in the Chilean and Mexican markets

II Global Business Trip: 40 Andalusian technology companies to be promoted in the Chilean and Mexican markets

September 2, 2021

The Regional Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities and the Andalusian Council of Chambers of Commerce has selected the 40 technology companies that will participate in the second edition of the Global Business Trip, which aims to promote business opportunities for the Andalusian ICT sector in the markets of Mexico and Chile. The programme, which this year takes place in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, begins training in internationalisation and marketing for the participating companies on 13 September.

 Andalusia further simplifies bureaucracy to attract investment

Andalusia further simplifies bureaucracy to attract investment

September 2, 2021

The president of the Government of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, has announced that his government will take a new administrative simplification package to the Andalusian parliament in the session that is beginning, which, together with those already underway, will continue to reduce obstacles for all those investors who want to produce and create jobs in the autonomous region. “The Andalusian Administration has an excessive bureaucratic burden that limits, prevents, and delays many investments and projects. We must make an enormous effort to remove these obstacles,” he said.

 ‘Somos Emprende Network’ attracts more than 7,500 participants

‘Somos Emprende Network’ attracts more than 7,500 participants

Somos Emprende Network, the first collaborative platform for entrepreneurship of the Andalucía Emprende Foundation, has exceeded 7,500 participants after almost a year and a half of existence and has received 1.9 million visits. This collaborative network has positioned itself as a benchmark at national level, offering the entrepreneurial community contrasted information and useful resources, as […]

 ‘Andalucía Open Future’ exceeds 200 accelerated start-ups

‘Andalucía Open Future’ exceeds 200 accelerated start-ups

Since its launch in 2014, ‘Andalucía Open Future’ has promoted more than 200 startups in its acceleration programme for high-performance companies and has become one of the benchmark initiatives to support technological entrepreneurship in the region. This programme, led by the Regional Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities, and Telefónica, with the collaboration of the city councils of Malaga, Almeria, and Cordoba, has incorporated 24 companies made up of 164 entrepreneurs in the acceleration spaces of El Cubo (Seville), La Farola (Malaga), El Cable (Almeria) and El Patio (Cordoba) in 2021.

 The Government of Andalusia designs a map of opportunities using big data to strengthen international businesses

The Government of Andalusia designs a map of opportunities using big data to strengthen international businesses

The Government of Andalusia designs a map of opportunities using big data to strengthen international businesses.

 National patent applications registered in Andalusia in 2020 increase by 10.38%

National patent applications registered in Andalusia in 2020 increase by 10.38%

Andalusia registered a total of 358 patent applications in 2020. Of these, a total of 202 have been applied for nationally, 39 via the European route and 117 via the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty, with international extension). This figure represents an increase of 6.55% over the previous year, which contrasts with the decrease of -1.47% for the whole of Spain (3,283 registrations).