Andalusia is the third Spanish region in the number of ITC companies and professionals. That is remarkable considering that, within Europe, Spain is the country with more installed fiber, larger percentage of smart phones and one of the ICT industries with the highest volume and scalability to Latin American markets. Our region is also one of the most advanced in the application of ICT solutions for teleworking, healthcare, training, as well as virtual and augmented reality.
Andalucía has promoted the creation of a smart mobilities cluster and a speed-up service for start-ups with the aim to make a more dynamic and innovative business network.The Andalusian ICT sector also offers blockchain infrastructure support services which are available at the region’s main technology parks. Within ICTs it is important to mention video games, an activity which has become a source of culture, heritage, identity, wealth and employment over the last decades. Within Andalusia, third most important Spanish region in terms of audiovisual companies, turnover and human resources, Malaga is the most vibrant cityWithin Andalusia, third most important Spanish region in terms of audiovisual companies, turnover and human resources, Malaga is the most vibrant city in this area.
ICT as a Cornerstone
Andalusia is aware that the development of ICTs and the industrial sector, is an axis of cross-sectional growth for productivity and the entire economy.
Strong Rise in Video Games
Andalusia’s ICT sector supports the development of video games, a field in which our regions has established itself as a national leader and hub of Spain’s National Digital Content Center.
Andalusia is a Shining Star
Movie making in Andalusia, partly due to the efforts of Andalucía Film Commission, has resulted in Game of Thrones or Star Wars featuring some of our region’s iconic sites.
Andalusia is a perfect option for service outsourcing due to low staff turnover, high professional commitment and large talent pool. These characteristics, together with Andalusia’s advanced technological development, allow our region to lead a new production paradigm in which some 80% of companies are expected to contract this type of service. Andalusia is currently the second Spanish region in the number of call center platforms and employees.
Our region is also home to Malaga's PTA and Seville’s PCT, two of the main technology parks in Spain. The ICT sector has direct access to the largest talent pool in Spain, thanks to universities offering courses in IT and telecommunications engineering, and specialized vocational training centers there the technicians and operators needed by this industry are qualified. This explains the presence in our region of leading technological start-ups and multinational corporations.