2015


  Main Secundary Necessary tool Total
Companies engaged in biotechnology related activities

654

225

2,103

2,981

Companies engaged in R&D activities in the field of biotechnology

526

173

379

1,078

%Companies by biotechnology end application area:
Human health

39.1

21.2

9.0

16.5

Animal health and aquaculture

44.9

36.2

9.9

19.6

Food

29.5

22.7

6.3

12.6

Agriculture and forest production

49.2

54.3

86.7

76.1

Enviroment

9.7

5.1

0.6

3.0

Industry

27.5

13.6

1.9

8.4

Employees engaged in biotechnology (total persons)

7,255

1,891

11,847

20,993

Expenses on biotechnology (in k€)

589,852

111,483

230,955

932,290

Internal private expenses on biotechnology R&D (in k€)

392,202

77,155

108,814

578,171

Distribution of current expense in R&D activities by research type        
Current expense in basic research (in k€)

43,473

4,716

9,839

58,028

Current expense in applied research (in k€)

262,465

43,819

67,525

373,808

Current expense in experimental development research (in k€)

86,264

28,620

31,451

146,335

% Companies apllying biotechnoloy patents

19.0

8.4

1.3

5.7

Number of patent applications

397

73

69

539

Business income (in k€) (1) Figures for 2015 have been estimated by ASEBIO from the employment figures.

8,180,667

58,259,050

44,440,199

110,879,916

Total Employment

29,773

52,270

100,114

182,156

Main results from the biotechnology module of the 2015 survey on innovation in business. INE Instituto Nacional de Estadística, (National Statitics Institute) Survey on Innovation in Business 2015

 

 

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