The Basque Health Cluster presents its annual report for 2021. In this document we detail not only the many activities that the cluster team has organised and/or participated in, but also give a brief summary of the most important data in the sector.
In summary, it should be noted that recruitment has increased and almost 1,000 more jobs were created in 2021. Thus, we currently have 9,963, 8,000 of which work in member entities. In addition, turnover has grown by 8%, as has investment in R&D, which exceeds 170 million euros.
With a total of 18 events and conferences, 2 courses and 2 projects, the cluster closed the year by presenting the José Miguel Azkoitia award to SPRI at the “Basque Health Cluster EGUNA” held on 9 December. The event was attended by the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, the Basque Government’s Minister for Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment, Arantxa Tapia, and the Minister for Health, Gotzone Sagardui.
Following the path set out in the strategic plan, the cluster organised the dynamisation sessions to increase knowledge and improve relations between members. Due to the high demand, 5 days were organised.
As usual, the Basque Health Cluster collaborated with entities from the sector (Webinar on “Business promotion networks and clusters: keys for entrepreneurship”, organised by FENIN) and from the region (Identification of opportunities for the integration of the Bio-health and Environment sectors: New value chains for essential products in the framework of a circular economy and post Covid-19, together with Aclima), as well as collaborating with our members to organise and share theirs. The New Aquitaine/Euskadi/Navarre meetings were organised by New Aquitaine for the sixth edition of the event.
Many of the activities organised during 2021 focused on relevant and current topics such as the new regulatory change or the Next Generation funds. The second part of the course “Creation and management of a medical device manufacturing company” also took place.
Although the number of members remained unchanged at the end of the year, in 2021 the Basque Health Cluster added BIOEF to its list of honorary members.
To see the rest of the activities and data, you can read the annual report: