The Provincial Council of Bizkaia has brought together the business and entrepreneurial community of the territory at BEC for the annual Bizkaia Enpresa meeting, which this year focused on corporate venturing.

Beaz collaborates in the management of twelve of the grant programmes that the Department of Economic Promotion makes available to SMEs and entrepreneurs. In 2021, 756 projects from 613 companies in the territory were supported with an investment of 18.6 million euros.

Of all of them, the most outstanding projects and companies according to two criteria – contribution to the generation of economic activity and employment – are those recognised each year by the ON Bizkaia awards in different categories.


Business Start-up Project, AOTECH is a spin-off of the Applied Photonics Group of the UPV/EHU. It offers all kinds of optical solutions for different industries, from individual components to complete turnkey solutions. They currently have 3 main lines of research: food, aeronautics and biosensors for the detection of heavy metals in water and the detection of metals in milk.
Their mission is to bring photonics to other industrial sectors in order to achieve more efficient and sustainable production.

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