Spain

The tourism sector in Spain fears carnage

Spain’s record tourism streak has come to an abrupt end. 83.5 million tourists will no longer be coming to the southern European country any time soon. In many ways, 2019 will be remembered as...

Bread and games in times of corona

Kiki Bertens has won the prestigious Madrid tennis tournament! Has the coronavirus gotten into this columnist’s head? Didn’t Bertens win last year in La Caja Magica? Or did I miss...

To Spain, the corona crisis means ‘war’

Every country is undergoing the corona crisis in its own way. To the Spanish, it’s war. From the beginning of the corona crisis, the Spanish population are addressed almost daily by the Chief...

A chronicle of the death that no one saw coming

The vast majority of Spaniards were not really that worried when a German tourist on Gomera in the Canary Islands was diagnosed with the coronavirus on January 31st. Nor when the same disease was...

Spaniards aren’t laughing any more

After a fortnight of lockdown, the moment has arrived that the coronavirus has complete control over me. Not so much physically – I still feel good. No sore throat, no shortness of breath, no...

A Spanish astronaut with a brand new mission

Who better to answer the question of why Spain is lagging so far behind in terms of innovation than the Minister himself? I recently visited Pedro Duque along with a few international colleagues....

An utterly ugly 0-0 in gorgeous LED lighting

I go to almost every home game of Atlético Madrid together with my daughter. We have two regular places just behind the goal on the northern side. It’s mostly just a case of good-old-fashioned...

In Spain, the sun doesn’t rise for nothing

Steven van den Heuvel is starting off 2020 full of energy. This should be the year when the company Vesqa will gain a serious foothold in Spain. What’s more, as a new innovative player, the...

In Spain: A child, a book and a tree

Your life is complete once you have brought a child into the world, written a book and planted a tree. That’s apparently a good Spanish custom. My daughter Laura was born on 4 May 2003. Three...

Start-up of the day: helping the brain via music

Music is one of the oldest art forms known by humankind. While it might be difficult, maybe impossible, to know how prehistoric music sounded, we do know it was around. Throughout history, it has...

Start-up of the day: rewarding sustainable mobility

Imagine winnning prizes for riding your bicycle to work. Ciclogreen, a Spanish start-up which promotes sustainable mobility, makes this possible. Ciclogreen was established in 2014; after biology...

Internationals in Eindhoven: Laura from Spain

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, Innovation Origins has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in...

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