Why Catalonia?


  • With 2 business schools ranked among the top 10, IESE and ESADE, Barcelona has a greater percentage of foreign students than cities such as Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam.


  • Tech Transfer between the science system, the market and the society is made possible by Conector and the Collider fosters.

  • Barcelona is among the 10 most desired cities to work for digital professionals.

  • Barcelona Health Hub promotes innovation in digital health and its transfer to the sector, linking startups, health organizations, companies and investors.


  • Barcelona hosts Mobile World Congress since 2012, making the city a permanent global centre for mobile technologies and a global benchmark for mobile transformation.

  • This year, Barcelona will host the Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s largest AV systems integration show.


  • Barcelona, is one of the few cities in Southern Europe with full-modal transport integration (sea, airport, motorways & railways) within a 12-kilometre radius, each with global connectivity.

Private Investment:

  • With a wide business ecosystem in the areas of Circular Economy, Digital Economy and Industry 4.0. Catalonia ranks third in Europe in terms of companies and entities that have raised funds from the Green Deal.

  • GT Private Banking, a leading international private bank based in Liechtenstein, has chosen Barcelona to locate a digital development hub as part of its cross-departmental digitalization plan.

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