The challenges biotechnology addresses are global, as is the market for its innovative products and specialized services. For biotechnology companies, internationalization is more than a challenge or a need; it is in their corporate DNA. At Asebio, we guide them through this process, channeling resources, giving them access to contacts and organizing international promotion events to help them break into strategic markets.
Asebio hosts large-scale events, like BioSpain, that attract companies, public sector stakeholders, media outlets and investors from dozens of countries. This gives Spanish biotechnology companies a great opportunity to make international contacts and do international business.
Since 2008, we have managed the ICEX Internationalization Plan for biotechnology companies. This plan channels aid for Spanish biotech companies to help them gain visibility at top international events (BioEurope, BIO International Convention, BioJapan, etc.).
Additionally, at Asebio we negotiate discounts and other special conditions (more information on the International Events calendar) to make it easier for our members to participate in events and conferences around the world.
In terms of internationalization, alongside access to strategic markets, one of our top priorities is attracting investment, because funding (another of our main working areas) is key to our companies’ growth and the sector’s development. We also work continuously to build a solid network of contacts and international institutional agreements, especially in Europe.
The international events calendar shows all the different gatherings and conferences held throughout the year anywhere in the world, and the special conditions available for Asebio and its members.
BioSpain is the main biotechnology event in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. Held every two years, BioSpain brought together more than 1,500 delegates from 31 countries at the 2018 edition in Seville.