Member Profile


Presentation of the Region

Navarra, Comunidad Foral de Navarra, is situated in the North of Spain, at the western end of the Pyrenees, where it shares a 163-kilometre stretch of frontier with France. It has a land area of 10,391.08 square kilometres.

Navarra is a European crossroads between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and connects Spain up with the rest of Europe. Almost unique in Spain, Navarre brings together three different bio-geographical regions: the Alpine to the northeast, the Atlantic to the northwest, and the Mediterranean to the south. Over the few kilometres that separate north and south, you can experience a whole kingdom of natural and cultural diversity which is quite astonishing, given the size of the region. Landscapes with marked contrasts, traditions, languages, and a diverse and rich artistic legacy, all of which has been carefully looked after without taking our eyes off the future... Navarra is the gateway to the Camino de Santiago and a land that knows how to enjoy its food.

Although being a relatively small region, Navarra has one of the most advanced economies in the country. Navarre has a diversified economy and a strong industrial sector. The industrial fabric currently plays a major role in its economy, representing more than 32% of GDP. Almost one out of every three euro of gross added value is generated by industry. More than 140 foreign industrial multinational companies located in Navarra. A great place to invest and grow your business!

RIS3 Priorities

In order to achieve the vision, lines of work are defined, which reflect business opportunities as well as the specific impact that green and digital transitions will have in the different systems and businesses.

The six thematic priorities are described including the vision of the future agreed upon by the different stakeholders, aiming at a transformation aligned with the new socio-environmental challenges.

1. Electric and connected mobility
2. Healthy and sustainable food
3. Green energy industry
4. Personalised medicine
5. Sustainable tourism
6. Audiovisual industry

By adopting the S4 model, Navarra includes sustainability as a key factor of the smart specialization. Navarra can become a European reference for sustainable growth not only because of the need to respond to the major challenges of the fight against climate change, but above all because Navarra has key business and technological strengths and capabilities in fundamental areas of sustainable transition such as mobility, energy and food. The S4 also includes the digital transition as an instrument for companies be competitive in the global market.

“The S4 is the agenda of regional economic transformation to become a reference region in Europe in sustainable and digital economy committed with people and territory”

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“We are committed to a socially and territorially cohesive Navarra that is open and inter-connected, made up of creative and entrepreneurial individuals who participate in a modern, competitive economy marked by its industrial strength, its commitment to the environment, health and quality of life"

Political Representatives
María Chivite


Regional Contact Persons
Sergio Pérez

Director General for Foreign Affairs

Brussels Contact Persons
Beatriz Irala Aliaga

Senior EU Policy Officer

Regional Address

Yanguas y Miranda 27, 1º
31003 Pamplona Navarra

Brussels Office Address

Rue De Toulouse 30
1040 Brussels

Our Pilots

matrix, communication, software
DigiPrime - new Horizon 2020 project within the ESM Pilot

“DigiPrime – Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories” is a new project developed and successfully submitted to Horizon 2020 by the ESM Pilot’s demo-case De-and Remanufacturing

The Directors of the Vanguard Initiative’s members gather for a High-level meeting in Brussels

On 28 June the Vanguard Initiative held its annual High-level Directors’ Meeting in Brussels.