In 2000, the Basque Government advocated for a decisive push to the Basque economy to adapt to an everchanging and ever more competitive world, making a strategic wager for new strategic sectors based on knowledge and innovation. The result of this reflection was the first strategy specifically created for the development of biosciences in Spain: the BioBasque Strategy.
BioBasque 2010 was launched with a global approach and activities structured in three areas: knowledge generation, business development, and revitalization of the biocluster, aimed ultimately toward the diversification and creation of a new business sector.
The gradual development of the strategy was the beginning of a great change, as much in the scientifictechnological landscape as in the business world. While ongoing, this transformation is nevertheless responsible for early international recognition of the Basque Country as a bioregion.