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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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Universitat Pompeu Fabra is the 5th best university in Europe, and is the university with the highest performance in Spain for 6th year in a row. Barcelona is the 4th best city in the world to work in, according to a study done by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) discovers how to eliminate dormant tumour cells that cause relapses in cancer. The brand-new Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s POWER9 cluster is Europe’s “greenest” supercomputer. The pharmaceutical group Esteve will invest 70 million euros in R+D. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Sagrada Familia in 2020, in a concert produced by the European Broadcasting Union. Puig buys a majority stake of Belgian fashion firm Dries Van Noten. The MareNostrum 4 supercomputer has incorporated into production three racks of last IBM Power technologies. Sónar celebrates its 25th edition with 126,000 attendees, transforming itself into an international reference and identifier of Barcelona. The Japanese fashion firm Uniqlo negotiates the opening of a third store in Barcelona on Avenida Diagonal.Receive the Barcelona Global UpdateRegister now