Through Big Data and artificial intelligence, Navarra is committed to becoming a benchmark in digital transformation and innovation both in the public and private sectors, as well as at academic level.

The ICT sector in Navarra

Navarra is at the forefront of technology, thanks to its advanced fibre developments and the digitisation of public infrastructures, such as those of our health system. The fact that it is a very industrialised region, where this sector represents 30% of GDP, allows us to move towards digital transformation and become a highly competitive, sustainable and innovative region.

Navarra’s ICT sector is made up of around 200 companies that employ 3,500 people and have a turnover of about €280 M due to the search for constant innovation. Among their activities, the automation of production processes, followed by cybersecurity and the management of infrastructures and systems stand out.

As a relatively young sector, as the vast majority of companies that make it up were formed in the last 20 years, it has undergone important growth due to the sophisticated demand of local and multinational companies from our region’s renewable energy, health, food, automotive and public sectors. The ICT sector has played a vital role in the development of Smart Grids for renewable energy and in sensor networks for applications in the agriculture or e-health sector.

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Why invest in this sector in Navarra?


Navarra has two internationally renowned universities (UNAV and UPNA), which offer multidisciplinary courses in the fields of health and engineering, and also have internationally recognised research groups in artificial intelligence, sensor systems and the IoT.

Together with the technology centres and laboratory network, Navarra provides the perfect knowledge, talent and innovation ecosystem to face the challenges of digital transformation.


Navarra’s ICT cluster, ATANA, was created in 2002 as a non-profit business partnership by companies developing and researching products related to Information and Communications Technology.

It is currently made up of 50 companies and is an active driver of opportunities for its members, promoting research, business training and the sector in the internal and external market.

Supercomputing cluster

The Government of Navarra, coordinated by Aditech, has promoted the Digital Innovation Hub (IRIS), with the aim of becoming the one-stop shop for digitalisation in Navarra and offering companies services and equipment to help them move towards Industry 4.0. 

With a history of collaborations and the ideal ecosystem for addressing challenges related to artificial intelligence (AI), advanced supercomputing (HPC) and genome sequencing (NGS), as well as key technologies that drive progress, IRIS has a clear focus on the region’s main economic sectors, i.e. electric and connected mobility, healthy and sustainable food, green energy industry and personalised, precision medicine, among others, fully aligned with the regional smart specialisation strategy S4

Navarra bets on the A.I.

With the creation of the Navarre Center for Artificial Intelligence (NAIR Center), specialized in computational neuroscience, disruptive AI and basic-applied research, and the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Navarra (DATAI), Navarra aspires to achieve excellence in data science and Artificial Intelligence and become a national and international reference.

Acceleration and funding

Acceleration and funding instruments for entrepreneurship promoted by the Government of Navarra favour the development of technology start-ups, such as Kunak, Inbiot or Neuraptic or Das-Nano, which create innovative products and also promote the growth and internationalisation of the sector.

Some sector companies

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S21sec was one of the first companies to use ethical hacking techniques. They were born in the middle of the bursting of the dotcom bubble, but it didn’t take them long to make the market understand the importance of cybersecurity and the capacity and specialization of their professionals. They were born in Donostia-San Sebastian, but the financial support of the Navarre Administration led them to change their headquarters to Navarra a few years later.


Biko’s history is that of a company in constant adaptation, but with a fixed focus. Since its entry into Biko’s shareholding last year, the Navarra-based company’s growth has accelerated and its future prospects are unbeatable. Its CEO, Diego Cenzano, tells us all about it.
Other sectors

Automotive industry

Navarra, a strategic enclave for the automotive industry. This sector represents around 25% of industrial GDP in Navarra, which represents 30% of GDP of the Autonomous Community of Navarra.


Navarra is one of the leading ecosystems in agrifood in Spain. It is located in the Ebro Valley, and promotes and facilitates innovative processes being developed by the sector, thus improving its activity.

Renewable energies

Navarra is a European benchmark in the production of Renewable Energies, as it is the cradle of wind energy in southern Europe and is committed to new types of technologies and energy vectors, such as green hydrogen or the production of batteries.


Navarra is at the forefront of personalised medicine in Europe, with a competitive health sector capable of launching innovative and accessible solutions to health challenges on the market.