BioSpain Trade Show and Partnering 2023

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Our consortium partner, Leon Research, is inviting you to the 4th CLUSTERXCHANGE of the year: BioSpain Trade Show and Partnering, taking place in Barcelona on 26-28 September 2023

BIOSPAIN is the largest biotech event organised by a national bio-industry association in Europe and one of the largest in the world by the number of one-to-one meetings and participating companies. This year, BIOSPAIN goes back to Barcelona, the main biotech cluster in Spain and one of the most dynamic cities in the world


Why Spain?

Nearly 4,000 companies carried out biotechnology activities in 2021, of which 862 are biotech firms.

47% of biotech firms working exclusively in biotechnology do so in human health, followed by those focused on food applications, at 42%.

In terms of geographic breakdown, Catalonia, Madrid, Andalusia and the Basque Country are home to the most companies. Catalonia leads in number of biotech companies in Spain, with over 24% of the total and more than 45% of total turnover.

The joint activity of biotech companies generated over €10,3 billion in income, which is 0.9% of the Spanish GDP.

The science produced by the Spanish biotechnology sector is excellent and its innovation is patented internationally.

Regarding production of scientific knowledge, Spanish biotechnology makes up 3.2% of global production and is cited 30% more than the global average in this area. Spain rose one position on the ranking by documents in biotechnology, to 8th in the world. Spanish biotechnology produces science of excellence, with 26% of papers among the top 10% most cited in the world.

The sector is working together to tackle the pandemic and maintains its interest in international markets.

Biotech firms forged 59% more alliances and 40% of them were with organisations from the public sector. This increase is due to the sector pulling together to fight Covid-19, seeking new products to diagnose and predict it, working to create new treatments and vaccines, and collaborating to manufacture them. AseBio members boosted their international presence 19% in 2020, with 35 member companies present in 48 countries.


Why BioSpain?

  • More than 800 companies and 50 investors present
  • One-to-one meetings and partnering
  • Catalonia has the highest concentration of biotech companies in Spain

Why the ClusterXchange?

  • Present your project to cluster members from Spain, Belgium, Greece and Romania
  • Find out and connect with international projects that need partners
  • Discover how Spain’s ecosystem can support your product or company


interested to join us in Barcelona, are eligible to receive a LUMP SUM of 415 EUR for their participation at BioSpain TradeShow & Partnering!

Members of the Medic Nest consortium clusters

will receive over

50% discount on the registration fee to BioSpain!


Write us an email at 📧 before registering at BioSpain conference, in order to first receive from us full information on the CXC and available DISCOUNTS!




BioSpain Trade Show and Partnering will take place at Fira de Barcelona – Montjuïc (Av. Reina Mª Cristina, s/n 08004 Barcelona, Spain), located within Barcelona’s city center, it has positioned itself as the preferred venue of international firms and organisations looking for a large, versatile, central space in which to hold their events in the Catalan Capital. The historical venue is conveniently linked by the local public transport network to both the metropolitan downtown and nearby El Prat International Airport (15 km).


More information about the venue, how to get there, parking facilities, public transportation and accomodation 

More details on SPEAKERS & CHAIRPERSONS, useful infos on TRAVELLING & ACCOMODATION on the BioSpain website

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