ICT

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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REGION OF THE FUTURE

Why invest in this sector in Navarra?

Universities

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.

Atana

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.

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.

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

Some sector companies

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BSH Spain

Since its arrival in Navarra in the 1970s, BSH has become one of the most emblematic companies in the region. Today the German group employs 4,400 people in Spain, of which nearly 1,200 work in the two production plants that the company has in the autonomous community.

Florette Ibérica

Florette is one of the best known brands of Navarre origin worldwide. Its founders opened up a new market niche at the end of the 1980s by creating disruptive products such as packaged salads.
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.

Agrifood

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 has a long tradition in the automotive sector. This sector represents a quarter of industrial GDP, which in turn represents 25% of regional GDP.

Health

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.