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We are a private, independent and non-profit association made up of 146 of the city’s leading companies, research centers, entrepreneurs, business schools, universities and cultural institutions, and more than 800 professionals aiming to make Barcelona one of the world’s best cities for talent and economic activity.
The association also has a network of 70 members living and working outside of Spain, and a 20% of international members that have chosen Barcelona as a city to live and work in.
Barcelona Global promotes and leads projects to attract talent and business, is committed to initiatives driven by its members and support their success, and mobilizes its members to identify challenges and projects for the city in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness, Research and Knowledge, Culture, Tourism and Social Impact.Read more Close
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The association aims to reinforce and innovate the real estate sector and the construction industry.Learn Barcelona Global's proposals to improve the relationship between city and tourism
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Access to housing: the major concern of Barcelona residents according to Barcelona Municipal Services Survey. United Airlines will offer flights from San Francisco to Barcelona during the World Mobile Congress. "La Caixa" Banking Foundation grants funds to 75 national and international researchers to work in Spain and Portugal and becomes the fourth foundation in the world to support Biomedical Research. Barcelona Health Hub technological center (BHH) foresees around 300 workers from digital health startups and companies at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) of Barcelona coordinates the Quantum Flagship European project CiViQ, an initiative endowed with 1,000 million euros for the next 10 years with the aim of incorporating the quantum encryption into telecommunications to make them more secure A stem cell transplantation may purge HIV, according to a research made by IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and the Catalan Department of Health. Samsung announces the purchase of the Catalan software company Zhilabs in a move to accelerate its future 5G capabilities. A new drug for patients with advanced ovarian cancer achieves for the first time a 3-year survival in 50% of patients. Hospital Vall d'Hebron has participated in the clinical trial. UPF is considered the best university in Spain and the 15th in Europe in Economics, Business and Social Sciences according to the Times Higher Education ranking. Barcelona Children's Hospital Sant Joan de Déu starts building the Pediatric Cancer Center, after raising 27 million in donations. The Lionel Messi Foundation has led the project in collaboration with other entities.Receive the Barcelona Global UpdateRegister now