The Galician Bioecosystem Pavillion in BioSpain 2018

The Galician Bioecosystem Pavillion in BioSpain 2018

The Galician Bioecosystem Pavillion shows its potential and broadcasts its opportunities through the actions of the Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS), the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), the Life Sciences Business Technology Cluster (BIOGA), the Galician Health Cluster (CSG), the University of A Coruña (UDC), the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the University of Vigo (UVigo).

Galicia is ranked among the first bioenterprising regions in Spain due to its excellent research capabilities, a consolidated business network which is growing every year, and institutional support provided ​​ by the Xunta de Galicia. Galicia is committed to biotechnology as a tool for a better future.

The Galician ecosystem has been growing stronger by focusing on generating value from knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship.


Biospain 2018

BIOSPAIN is the largest biotech event organized by a national bioindustry association in Europe and one of the largest in the world by the number of one-to-one meetings (+3.000) and companies participating (+800). 34% of our delegates came from outside of Spain.

​BIOSPAIN is organized by ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association and each edition is co-organized by a local institution from the host city/region. On the 2018 edition, Biospain is co-organized by the Government of Andalucia. ​


Participant overview by industry (2016 edition):

Biotechnology 51%

Health 33%

Industrial 7%

Food 6%

Agriculture 5%

Research Centres/Academia 11%

Pharmaceutical companies 10%

Investors 8%

Media 5%

Medical Technology 2%

Suppliers & Engineering 3%


Company overview by country of origin (2016 edition):

Spain 66,2%

European Union 19%

Latin America 7%

United States & Canada 4%

Other European countries 2,5%

Africa/Asia 1,3%


Top – 10 countries at the event (2016 edition):

(1) Spain, (2) United Kingdom, (3) France, (4) U.S.A., (5) Germany (6) Netherlands (7) Belgium, (8) Switzerland, (9) Italy, (10) Portugal



ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association, is the non-profit organization that represents the biotech industry in Spain. With almost 300 company members from all over Spain and in some cases, other countries, ASEBIO members benefit from a wide range of services and activities: networking & partnering events, advising, advocacy and training activities.

The Spanish Bioindustry Association (ASEBIO) comprises close to 300 members representing 80% of the industry, both public and private.

Its members include leading Spanish bioindustry companies, institutions, and service providers. ASEBIO works with national, regional and European authorities interested in using biotechnology to improve living standards, employment and environmental sustainability. It is a member of the European Association for Bioindustries (Europabio) and the Spanish Confederation of Employers´ Organizations (CEOE).

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