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Catalonia in Business
Catalonia Trade & Investment
Issue 57 | November 27th, 2020
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Barcelona and Catalonia: connect to a world-leading tech region
Catalonia, home to 1,300 startups
Easy access to skilled talent, a strong innovation culture, and a fast-evolving digital ecosystem are inspiring global companies to invest in Catalonia. We’ve asked the founders of several tech startups why they set up their digital hubs in Barcelona to scale their businesses, and this is what happened.
Catalonia, home to 1,300 startups
Why Roche Diagnostics and ABB chose Barcelona for their tech hubs
The European Business Summit 2020 held a session to present Catalonia as a tech hub investment destination. Swiss companies Roche Diagnostics and ABB shared their company’s experiences as active investors in Catalonia.
Did you miss the seminar? Watch it here and read the highlights!
Catalonia, home to 1,300 startups
“Barcelona attracts talent and knows how to retain it: it’s the best place to develop your professional career”
Marc Gómez, CEO of ABB Spain, says that Barcelona’s differential factor is the ability to retain talent. Barcelona competed with many other locations in the world to host ABB’s new European customer innovation center.
Read the interview here!
These are the 50 startups with the most potential in Catalonia
Explore the 2020 Investment Forum Catalogue of Companies that includes the 50 startups with the most potential in Catalonia. The selection is based on their innovation values, social impact, and commitment of the entrepreneurial team.
Interactive Catalogue: Leading Circular Economy Solutions in Catalonia
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South Korean company Smilegate opens its first international studio in Barcelona to design triple-A video games
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Catalonia Trade & Investment and the Danish cluster Odense Robotics sign an agreement to boost collaboration in robotics
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French technology company SQLI creates 100 jobs in Sant Just Desvern with the opening of its first headquarters in the Peninsula
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Henkel launches its new automated logistics center in Catalonia
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The Port of Barcelona launches a pioneer project to geolocate ships via 5G Technology
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Marleen Evertsz, CEO of nx’change: “There is a whole new demand that European startups should use as an advantage”
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Report: The Genomics sector in Catalonia
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9 Catalan clusters raise over half a million euros from the European Commission to boost internationalization projects
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Catalan startup Bitmetrics, the creator of an AI camera for robotic arms, wins the Investment Forum 2020
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DigitalPA establishes office in Barcelona to expand its whistleblowing software
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German company G+D creates 60 jobs in Catalonia to boost its R+D center for 5G projects
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MEDICA Healthcare Brokerage Event 2020
October 15- March 29, 2021
Open Calls for Startups
Various locations and times
Open Innovation Forum 2020
December 3
Biofit 2020
December 7 - 10
Tech Innovation Singapore
December 7 - 11
IBTM World
December 8 - 10
Smart City Expo Santiago de Chile
December 10 - 11
fDi Catalonia
Catalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency of the Catalan Government that works to attract foreign investment to Barcelona and Catalonia, promoting the area as an attractive, innovative and competitive business location.
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