Actinn, Cluster for Innovation and New Technologies
ACTINN is the ACTUA Association Cluster for innovation and new technologies in Andorra. It is Andorra´s first privatized cluster that occurred in November 2015, in which over 30 founding companies and organizations give continuity to the project launched by the Andorran Government and Andorra Business (at that time known as Actua) from 2012 so as to have an intersectoral collaboration network promoting innovation and new technologies with the Principality of Andorra. Its President is Albert Moles (General Director of FEDA) and its Cluster Manager is Ignasi Martín.
Visit its website: www.actinn.ad
Its mission is to contribute to the competitiveness of companies and professionals in Andorra by facilitating access to new technologies and innovation. It is a non-profit association with the following goals:
- To be a platform that generates opportunities for development, growth and economic diversification in the Principality of Andorra through the interaction and cooperation of companies and entities directly or indirectly related to economic sectors with high growth, innovation or added value potential, and that are complimentary to the country´s socio-economic reality.
- To be a reference in public-private cooperation and interaction, facilitating synergies between all companies and entities members of ACTINN in order to develop common growth strategies.
- To be a point of influence, consulting and reference for any initiative that wants to be carried out within ACTINN´s scope of competence, favoring and facilitating the development of company initiatives establishing themselves in the country.
- Place the Principality of Andorra as reference in efficiency and excellence within ACTINN´s economic scope of action.
- Contribute to the modernization of traditional sectors (public and/or private), through innovation and new technologies.
We chose to open the company in Andorra because of its natural environment and the quality of life it offers. Andorra Business has helped us significantly both at the initial moment of our implementation in the country, providing us with information, and later by participating in the first edition of the Growth Program for business growth or opening its subsidies for companies to us.
Andorra is one of the best places in the world to set up the design, marketing, conception and engineering part of a company. Andorra Business helps us to internationalize our company with its connections/contacts to enter markets where it is more complicated to settle.
From the merging of two projects and the foreign investment law, which opened the doors for investment from abroad, we decided to move ahead with opening the lab in Andorra. We hope to continue growing in both the clinic side as well as the industrial and veterinary one.
Andorra is a very interesting country to bolster the expansion of a company. Furthermore, it is a paradise to live in, safe and with fair taxation. Andorra Business greatly helped us in finding events, places and companies with which to collaborate.
We decided to open the clinic in Andorra because many of the Moto GP and Superbike riders that we advise live here, such as Fabio Quartararo and Pol Espargaró. Also because there are quite a few elite athletes living in the country. Andorra Business helped us for the launching of the business by providing us information on how to set up the company in the Principality.
Having a business in Andorra does not only mean having tax benefits. It is also easier on a bureaucratic level and to project yourself internationally. Andorra Business helped me in precisely this process, making my products known outside the Principality.
We came to Andorra because we love mountains, because Spain and France were nearby, and especially because of the exceptional security framework that the Principality offers. We are very happy to continue with the support of Andorra Business, since thanks to them we have been able to establish many commercial links with international companies.
Andorra has a variety of advantages we took into account when we decided to establish the company in the country such as security, legislation and political stability. And after having done so, I was surprised by how much people love living in Andorra. It provides a very high quality of life.