Henkel, Bayer, UPS, Nestlé, Roche… The list goes on, all international companies that decided to invest or reinvest in Catalonia during 2020.

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Catalonia in Business
Catalonia Trade & Investment
Issue 58 | December 17th, 2020
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Review of the year 2020
Catalonia, home to 1,300 startups
Henkel, Bayer, UPS, Nestlé, Roche… The list goes on, all international companies that decided to invest or reinvest in Catalonia during 2020. Despite being the year of a global pandemic, and the year where companies were forced to reinvent themselves, Barcelona and Catalonia have shown resilience, innovation and the strength to continue to be FDI leaders in Europe. Enjoy the review of the year 2020 and have a safe and happy holiday season!
Catalonia, home to 1,300 startups
“A-players attract A-players, and this is what is happening in Barcelona”
In 2016, French marketplace Veepee acquired Catalan company Privalia for €500M, in what was one of the largest e-commerce operations in Europe. Albert Serrano, Managing Director at Veepee Spain, explains why tech companies should choose Barcelona to grow their businesses.
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Catalonia, home to 1,300 startups
“Barcelona is a great location because it has a powerful entrepreneurial and tech scene”
Printful, an on-demand printing and warehousing company, opened a fulfillment center in Catalonia last May. The CEO of the company, Davis Siksnans, explains how from here they cover an increasing demand in the Western European markets.
Read the interview!
Top startup investments in 2018
Are you thinking about expanding or relocating in Europe?
Come to Barcelona & Catalonia, where innovation and industry meet.
The place to build your future.
E-commerce turnover rises to 1.5% of Catalonia’s GDP
Explore the “Ecommerce in Catalonia” report that includes the latest data on this growing sector. A total of 827 companies that show a combined turnover of some €3,773M, with international firms established here such as Amazon, AliExpress, Veepee, Adevinta or Printful.
The digital sector generates the most employment in Barcelona, according to a LinkedIn report
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Catalan SMEs lead the ranking for innovation funding from the European Union
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Catalan Anna Navarro is the most influential woman in tech in 2020, according to Analytics Insight
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Minister Tremosa signs an agreement with Barcelona Tech City to launch two new ‘piers’ for the health and mobility sectors
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Barcelona-based company Reig Jofre will produce large scale manufacturing of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine for Covid-19
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Industry: from needs to solutions
23 - 26 March 2021
Bio€quity Europe 2019
E-U Startups Summit
29 - 20 April 2021
Smart Technology Forum
20 - 21 January 2021
Automobile Barcelona
6-7 May 2021
Open Calls for Startups
Various locations and times
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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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