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 associate member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP).
It currently has 62 members scattered throughout the Spanish geography. 52 of them are Full members, 1 is Affiliate under development, 8 members are Collaborators and finally 1 Honour member.
22 of these parks are sponsored by universities and 44 Spanish universities collaborate with them. In 2019 these parks located 8.130 entities that billed 29.907 million euros. These companies provide employment to over 178.535 people, of which 37.217 are engaged in R&D.