Spain’s first AI map detects 209 key players in the digitization of businesses

Iberinform | Who will drive the digitization of the Spanish economy? This is the question that attempts to answer the map of artificial intelligence in Spain prepared by Iberinform, in collaboration with AI-Network and BigData Magazine. The result is a business and educational ecosystem made up of 209 key players who will have a multiplier effect on the digitization of our business network.. According to the results, 161 Spanish companies intensively use or provide artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The map shows a high concentration in Madrid (67% of the total) of these strategic suppliers for the digitization of the rest of the Spanish commercial network. It detects other clusters in Catalonia (15%), Valencia (5%), Andalusia (4%) and the Basque Country (2%).

In the digitization of the various sectors of activity, two main profiles appear in the ecosystem. On the one hand, consolidated companies over 25 years old, who have integrated AI into the solutions they offer to the fabric. The 76% of this segment, whose average turnover exceeds 230 million euros, are made up of large companies. The other, much more fragmented profile is that of digital natives (41% of the total) who were born over the past decade focused on developing and delivering these AI solutions to the productive fabric. Their average turnover, which continues to grow, exceeded the million euros mark in 2014 and now stands at around 5 million euros.

The business ecosystem is completed by 48 educational institutions offering AI training to address the shortage of IT specialists and improve the skills of professionals demanded by companies. More than half of them, 52%, are concentrated in Madrid. In fact, their geographic distribution is very similar to the business ecosystem of strategic suppliers. Catalonia represents 12% of educational establishments, followed by Valencia (10%), Andalusia (6%) and the Basque Country (4%). Of these establishments, 62% are over 25 years old, but 23% were created in the last decade.