Official opening of the Barcelona tech hub!
Barcelona Tech City, home to a group of global technology specialists, saw its official opening in July at the emblematic Palau de Mar. The centre will be home to about 80 different organisations and over 1,000 technology professionals showcasing Barcelona’s ability and potential to be considered as one of the world’s tech hubs.
Barcelona Tech City intends to position itself as a market leader embracing startups and supporting established operators. The centre will embody the power of the technology sector in Catalonia partnering with national service providers including Telefónica España and Caixabank.
Giants like Trovit, Uber, eDreams and Airbnb are amongst the businesses represented within Barcelona Tech City as the project aims to ensure Barcelona is the digital hub in the Mediterranean. The regional government are keen to see Barcelona attract quality and future talent and to see Catalonia turned into “a smart community.”
The Barcelona Tech City project is seen as a strategic sign that the cities tech sector is growing, providing more jobs to the local economy and attracting investment. Barcelona Tech City is being celebrated as a continued indicator of progression within Barcelona. Alongside other sustainable innovation projects this is seen as an important step in furthering Barcelona’s already envious position as a forward thinking city.
The city has a diverse and dynamic economy and is home to some of the world’s most recognisable brands and businesses. Barcelona generates approximately €170 billion a year (GDP) and is dedicated to both its businesses and consumers. The regional government proactively seeks to improve the quality of services, quality of life and investment into the area.
The technology and digital sector in Barcelona has attracted over €3billion investment in the last three years alone and with more than 12,500 companies operating in this sector the project is certain to be a huge success.