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Catalonia in business

by ACCIÓ - Catalonia Trade & Investment

Issue 90 | November 30th 2023

This is a record-breaking number of foreign companies in Catalonia, marking a 62% increase in a decade. The number of foreign multinationals has gone up by 100 in the last year.

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Setting up your company

Catalonia Trade & Investment assists foreign companies in opening businesses in Barcelona-Catalonia, providing a one-stop-shop for investment projects to save time and money.

AkzoNobel invests €32 million to open a factory in Catalonia

AkzoNobel invests €32 million to open a factory in Catalonia

The company will create 40 new job positions with the construction of a new production center near Barcelona.

Barcelona-Catalonia: Leading the Smart Cities Revolution

Barcelona-Catalonia: Leading the Smart Cities Revolution

Barcelona is Europe's first smart city. Learn about the experiences of Cisco, Worldsensing and Mobility Lab Barcelona.

American company Bunge creates 60 jobs in Barcelona

American company Bunge creates 60 jobs in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the company's main hubs in Europe. For this expansion project, the company received the support of Catalonia Trade & Investment.


Strategic Location

Catalonia's strategic location in Europe makes it an ideal gateway to global markets, with excellent transport links, a thriving logistics industry, and a business-friendly environment.

Invest in Catalonia for access to seamless connectivity.


Xavier Massa, Director of Public Sector Sales at Cisco Spain

"We see Barcelona as an innovation hub for Europe. Our center in Barcelona is a critical asset of Cisco's innovation strategy".

Barcelona is one of the best locations in Europe to establish a business hub.


French company Lhyfe to build hydrogen plant in Tarragona and create 300 jobs

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Nikkei, the world's largest financial newspaper, spotlights Catalonia as a tech hub destination

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Skello creates 55 jobs in Barcelona with the opening of its first office outside France

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Catalonia and Argentina to collaborate and promote competitiveness and innovation

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Danish electric vehicle company Monta establishes European hub in Barcelona

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Barcelona will host a hydrogen laboratory and a pilot plant to produce green hydrogen

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Barcelona-Catalonia boasts 320 deeptech startups, 10% more than last year

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Catalonia launches a campaign to attract investment during the America's Cup

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Smart City Expo World Congress 2023 attracted 25,300 attendees from 140 countries, setting a new standard for urban innovation

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Alternative Protein

Explore Catalonia’s alternative protein sector, boasting 103 companies leading the way towards a more sustainable future, employing 916 people.

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Tech Spirit Barcelona

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