A Place For Science And Technology

A Place for Science and Technology

★ The Spanish region with the highest outlay on research, development and innovation: 3,435 million euros

★ No. 2 region in Europe for the number of professionals dedicated to high-tech sectors: 222,000

★ Hub of the national R&D network: Madrid is home to 43 of the 135 main research centres and institutions of note dedicated to science in Spain


★ Pharma and Biotech

Madrid hosts most of the international companies that operate in the pharma sector. Companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Sanofi Aventis and Lilly have set up their research centres of excellence in Madrid.

★ Aerospace

Madrid features one of the largest clusters in Europe and is Spain’s leading region in the aerospace industry. It accounts for more than 65% of sector turnover.


Madrid is home to nearly 50% of the telecom and information technology firms in Spain.