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What is the APTE?
The Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE) is a nonprofit association whose main objective is to collaborate, through empowerment and dissemination of scientific and technological parks, renewal and diversification of productive activity, technological progress and economic development.
It is located in the headquarters of the Technology Park of Andalusia (Malaga) and was created in 1989 by the managers of the first 6 parks that were created in Spain. APTE is an affiliate member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP).
It currently has 64 parks members scattered throughout the Spanish geography. 48 of them are Full members, 15 are Affiliates that are under development, and finally 1 member is Collaborator.
24 of these parks are sponsored by universities and 46 Spanish universities collaborate with them. In 2014 these parks located 6452 entities that billed 22.327 million euros. These companies provide employment to over 151,562 people, of which 30,968 are engaged in R&D.
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