The technological area is set to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with an installed base of 144 companies and entities and a total personnel figure of over 2,500 workers.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Technology Park is developing a series of promotional activities. In March, a public competition was organised to name the streets of the premises, and a drive has been implemented to improve Internet presence, in particular on social networking sites, with the aim of intensifying its external relations.
The Park’s beginnings
In order to transform itself into one of the key economic and innovative hubs in Asturias and to hold 144 companies, someone had to lay down the first brick. Pentia, along with other public institutions, was the first company to form a part of the Asturias Technology Park, under the name of CEYD Técnica.
Despite being created in the early nineties, the beginnings of the Park date back to the 1986 act, which approved the sale of land to strategic technology-based companies. Following this line, in 1988 in Asturias, the Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE) was created.
The Asturias Technology Park was inaugurated on 25th June 1991 and is managed by IDEPA – Economic Development Agency of the Principality of Asturias.
The Asturias Technology Park, business generator
The Asturias Technology Park is strategically located in Llanera, forming part of the area with the greatest influence, covering the three main Asturian cities, Oviedo, Gijon and Aviles.
The characteristics and activities of the organisations installed there are very different and are a perfect representation of the diversity of the Asturian business fabric.
Among its 144 organisations there are private companies based on new technologies, engineering, electricity or the pharmaceutical industry. There are also others with a greater focus on the environment and in particular renewable energies. The Asturias Technology Park is also home to the activities of major public entities such as IDEPA, the Regional Promotion Society (SRP), Asturgar and Asturex.
One of the keys that make the Park a benchmark in both innovation and development, is the presence of entities such as the ITMA Technology Centre, the Asturian Energy Foundation, FAEN, and BIC Asturias, a technology-based company incubator.