Spanish technology to promote reading in Europe

The European Commission has entrusted our country with the development of a platform to make available to school libraries in Europe over 1.3 million books in 42 languages.

14 Spanish firms stand among the most sustainable in the world

As many as 14 Spain-based companies are ranked in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, evaluating sustainability and social responsibility in a variety of sectors.

11th Hispasat satellite put into orbit

The Amazonas 5 was successfully launched on 11 September from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan), on a mission to expand telecommunications services in Latin America.

100 innovation projects reach South Summit finals

Out of more than 3500 entries from 72 countries, 100 were chosen by experts to take part in the leading startup event in Southern Europe.

The European Entrepreneur of the Year is from Spain

Valencia-born Vicente Berbegal, founder of Actiu, a company specialising in office furniture, is the first Spaniard to have won the European Business Award.

Six Spanish companies get internationalisation awards

Porcelanosa, Pili Carrera, Llaollao, Edelvives, Casademont and Meliá were awarded for their contributions to economic and social development in our country and to the promotion of Spanish products and services in international markets.

100 montaditos in Mexico

The Franchises from Spain in the World Report 2017, prepared by the Spanish Association of Franchisers (AEF) and Cajamar Cooperative Group, points at a 3.6% growth in the number of franchises from Spain in other countries. At present, Spanish companies are present in 137 countries through franchising.

Spain, a global leader in the digital transformation of business

56% Spanish executives say their companies have a high or very high degree of digitalisation in the 10th Global Survey on the Digital Quotient in Business by PWC. The survey reveals that the most disruptive technologies used by Spanish companies include the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and automation.

The fastest growing companies are in Spain

According to ‘FT: 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’, a list compiled by the ‘Financial Times’, 30 of the 120 companies with the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015 are in Spain. This places our country above the UK, with 27 companies and Germany, with 25.

‘Scarecrow’ drone’s flies to European Parliament

Before the European Parliament, Finnova Foundation presented a biomimetic drone developed by the Spanish company Kowat, a sustainable application of this type of unmanned vehicles to the agricultural business.

Spanish law firms, pioneers in internationalisation

Spanish companies started going international in the 1970s, and the internationalisation process has sped up since Spain joined the European Union. Law firms have crossed Spanish borders too.

International award to Correos for its efficient, innovative solutions

Correos has been named the best AliExpress logistics operator for its development of logistics and e-commerce solutions as a package delivery company serving sellers and buyers from Spain and the rest of the world, especially China.

The ESA Director General, Johann-Dietrich Woerner at the official opening of the ESA BIC Madrid. Photo:  ESA/J. Luruena Lopez

February saw the opening of ESA BIC Madrid, the second business incubation centre administered by the European Space Agency (ESA) in Spain, which was created to take advantage of Spain’s entrepreneurial potential and to transfer aerospace technology to everyday life.

Madrid to gather air traffic experts from all over the world

From 7 to 9 March, IFEMA Madrid is hosting the 5th World ATM Congress, an international forum that attracted more than 7000 trade members and 200 big companies in the aviation industry last year.

Las tres hijas de los Reyes de los Países Bajos lucieron el mismo vestido de la firma gallega, catapultándola al estrellato de la moda. Pili Carrera

Pili Carrera, Fina Ejerique, Irulea and Amaia Kids are the labels the children of European royal families like to wear.

Spanish experts head European space robotics technology programme

Over 60 experts from 30 European institutes met earlier this month in Madrid at a PERASPERA meeting. PERASPERA is an EU programme that coordinates the Strategic Research Cluster in Space Robotics Technology. Four of the six building blocks in this programme are headed by Spanish engineers.