Cantabria (ES13)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Santander
  • Region size icon 5.327 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 584.368 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 13.845,92 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 1,15 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 9,40 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 0,93 (2020)
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S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Satellite Communications and Radiofrequency Defence and aerospace; advance manufacturing of electronic components; communications satellite development and manufacturing; subsystems and communication antennas.
Agri-food specialised in high quality products Agri-food specialised on dairy products, semi-preserved fish products (anchovy), canned tuna and aquaculture and fishery products; development of ICT systems for improving production control.
Maritime Engineering Blue economy related to off-shore energy, submarine mining, marine leisure resorts; services for off-shore infrastructure, altitude aquaculture, resource control and prediction of coastal phenomena
Machinery and automotive equipment. Automotive equipment including melting processes production of iron elements, aluminium and polymers. Energy generators and high tech electro-mechanical machinery
Advanced manufacturing for better production processes Design and production of components, pieces and metallic structures of any shape and size for the manufacture of final products in a variety of sectors (nuclear, weapons, food and drinks, construction, heavy machinery, chirurgical material and hospital equipment, oil & gas, and ship conversion, etc.)
Health and biotechnology Business innovation based on biotech research and links with the health sector
Tourism and leisure Tourism and leisure, natural environment, gastronomy, sports, culture and history. ICT services applied to tourism
Organic and inorganic chemistry Specialization in organic and inorganic basic chemistry for the development of products and additives of high added value, such as films, flexible plastic containers of high performance and tyres for heavy machinery; industrial biotechnology and advanced manufacturing.

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