Research and Development
Castilla-La Mancha has an entire support network which encourages research, development and innovation. This mainly centres around the Regional University and its associated centres. We should also point out that the following research centres are located within Castilla -La Mancha: The Yebes Astronomical Centre, The National Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Experimentation, and The Institute of Photovoltaic Concentrator Systems, the latter two situated in Puertollano.
However, within the region, it is private companies that spend the most on R&D, since this represents more than half of total domestic expenditure generated in the region. The companies in Castilla-La Mancha that invest in R & D are not only those with a long history but also new companies founded in Castilla -La Mancha that base their business on R & D.
Castilla-La Mancha boasts two main centres dedicated to technology transfer: The Science and Technology Park in Albacete (el Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Albacete (PCTyA)) and The Science and Technology Park in Guadalajara (Guadalab). Moreover, there are various technological centres dedicated to specific sectors, for example construction, textiles, metalwork, footwear and carpentry.