The Cotec Foundation for Innovation and the Valencian Institute for Economic Research (Ivie) have prepared the Map of Talent in Spain in 2019, and it includes the calculation of the Talent Index of the Autonomous Communities, made from 52 indicators that position the Autonomous Communities for their ability to attract and retain the talent.

The AC from the Basque Country, fourth in the global ranking, is a leader in facilitating an enabling environment, and is close to the leadership in the development en knowledge technical and top , however it occupies the last position in terms of attracting talent.