Andalusia BioRegion: Andalusian Biotechnology Cluster

 

Manuel Arroyo Maestre, Andalusian Agency for Innovation and Development

 

The mission of BioRegion is to consolidate the Andalusia biotechnological sector as a driver of the region's economic development and social sustainability. BioRegion aims to strengthen the interaction among the different actors of innovation and to transfer the results of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) to the economy and society. The Andalusian BioRegion includes the Andalusian biotechnological enterprises, knowledge generation and transfer actors and the public administration. The dynamic cluster of biotechnological entities in Andalusia includes 100 biotechnological enterprises with a turnover of 560 million of Euros, 2 800 high-qualified employees, 400 biotechnology research groups,  000 professionals in the Andalusian Health System in technological and scientific parks, which are mainly focused on biotechnology, and knowledge transfer technological centres.