Technology company BQ is best known for developing smartphones. Founded in 2010, the true source of its success has been Android – the vast majority of BQ’s sales come from smartphones running on Android. In September 2015, the company launched the Aquaris A4.5, an Android One smartphone designed to help bring high-quality, affordable Android devices to everyone. Laura Desviat, Director of Marketing, believes that BQ is a great example of innovation and continuous improvement. She explains, “If Android didn’t exist, we wouldn’t have grown so much, or so fast. As a result, we’ve been able to dedicate part of our revenue to educational projects, which has given us more power and freedom as a company.” Despite starting out during the depths of an economic recession with just ten entrepreneurs, the company now employs more than 1,200 people, demonstrating its firm commitment to innovation and education. BQ’s education projects include CIRCOLAB (circolab.org), a traveling exhibition that shows children how technology is developed in a free and collaborative environment.
If Android didn’t exist, we wouldn’t have grown so much, or so fast.Laura Desviat, Director of Marketing, BQ
In just 5 years, Madrid-based smartphone manufacturer BQ grew its turnover to €200m.