Innovation in Spain

According to the European Commisson's 2016 Spain country report, Spain's R&D intensity and innovation is declining. This is set against a backdrop of a relatively low number of innovative firms, limited incentives for university-business cooperation and institutional weaknesses leading to overlapping bodies and programmes to foster innovation activities. Spain's science funding is not performance-based. which reduces incentives to improve the quality and relevance of scientific output

We will detail here the main centres of innovation, the technologies, and the startups to commercialise them. We will also present relevant limiting factors to innovating in Spain.

The World Economic Forum's 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Report highlights where Spain stands on key innovation metrics.