Food industries are the No.1 sector of Catalonia’s economy. Currently, it is shifting towards the new plant-based trends to become a hub for the alternative protein market in Southern Europe.

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Catalonia in Business
Catalonia Trade & Investment
Issue 72 | March 29th, 2022
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4 reasons why Catalonia is the next hub for the alternative protein in Europe
Food industries are the No.1 sector of Catalonia’s economy. Currently, it is shifting towards the new plant-based trends to become a hub for the alternative protein market in Europe.
“Barcelona and Catalonia are the perfect place from which to lead the protein transition”
Founded in Barcelona, Heura is one of Spain’s leading plant-based food companies. Co-founder Bernat Añaños presents its ambitious expansion plans to position Heura’s products as the successors to meat.
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“The fintech ecosystem, quality of life and digital talent were why we opened a tech hub in Barcelona”
N26 is a Berlin-based neobank that in 2018 opened its first European technology center outside Germany, in Barcelona. Marta Echarri, General Manager for Spain, explains why.
Read the interview!
“Barcelona and Spain can lead the next startup ecosystem in Europe”
Chinese company OPPO, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers, presented its latest innovations at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2022. Watch the interview with Yan Ren, Europe Tech Scouting & Open Innovation Lead.
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Companies dedicated to cybersecurity grow 20% in Catalonia in 2021
The amount of companies dedicated to cybersecurity grew 20% in 2021 in Catalonia and, in total, now comes to 432. The sector also saw an 11% increase turnover, up to 912.9 million euros; jobs in the sector also rose 19% to 8,188 jobs.
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President Aragonès announces an investment of €10 million from German company Freudenberg to open an automotive components factory in Catalonia
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Intel announces partnership with Barcelona Supercomputing Center to establish a joint lab for advanced computing
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German multinational Kärcher to open in Catalonia its new headquarters for Southern Europe
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Barcelona-based tech company Typeform closes $135 million in a Series C round
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Catalonia is the second EU region with more women in startup founding teams
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AstraZeneca will create up to 100 jobs in Barcelona with a new hub for developing rare disease drugs
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Mobile World Congress Barcelona wraps up a vibrant 2022 edition with more than 61,000 attendees
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Report: Catalonia’s industrially based and tech-focused Digital Economy make it a European tech haven
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