The Rafael del Pino Foundation, in collaboration with the Santander International Centre for Entrepreneurship (CISE-UCEIF), the Spanish Network of Regional GEM Teams, and Banco Santander -through the Santander Universities Global Division-, organised the presentation of the report "Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Spain GEM Report 2013″. which took place on 31 March 2014.
After the institutional introductions, a panel of experts took place with the participation of Iñaki Peña Legazkue, Technical Director GEM Spain; José Ruiz Navarro, GEM Andalusia and Jon Hoyos Iruarrizaga, GEM Basque Country. The event was closed by Carmen Vela, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation.
GEM is an annual observatory, since 1999, whose main mission is to provide data on the measurement of the rate of entrepreneurial activity in the participating nations, regions and cities, as well as a broad description of its characteristics, its relationship with economic development and a diagnosis of the state of the main institutional conditions or environment for entrepreneurship.
This report provides institutions and actors involved in entrepreneurship with quality information and indicators to foster entrepreneurship. The time series and comparisons across economies and cultural backgrounds are also of great value for understanding and learning about the mechanisms that promote entrepreneurship.
GEM Spain, within the framework of this global project, is formed by the Spanish Network of Regional GEM Teams, made up of researchers from 19 universities. It has the support of 90 institutions.