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We are a private, independent and non-profit association made up of 191 of the city’s leading companies, research centers, entrepreneurs, business schools, universities and cultural institutions, and more than 700 professionals aiming to make Barcelona one of the world’s best cities for talent and economic activity.
The association also has a network of 89 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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This initiative aims to promote Barcelona's rich variety of music on the world map, as one of the global cities where classical music matters.
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Barcelona hosts the first Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival edition promoted by Barcelona Global. The festival is going to spread classical music around the city with more than 50 concerts of which 33 will be free. The first European incubator of 3D printing factories starts with 600m2 at the Consorci de la Zona Franca’s institutional building. The 3D Factory Incubator will open in a year, a transparent cube that will occupy 17,000 m2. The Mobile World Congress and Sónar Music Festival create a side-event during the 2020 Mobile week to promote innovation and digital music. The event called Xside will offer concerts, artistic creation, and debates. Hospital Clinic of Barcelona will be the first 5G hospital in the world to guide remote surgery in real time thanks to a pilot project named “remote surgeon”. Decathlon chooses Barcelona to open its new logistics center for southern Europe with a €60 million investment that will create about 500 jobs. According to the gastronomic website TasteAtlas, the best paella in the world is served at 7 Portes restaurant in Barcelona, concluded a group of chefs, critics, and diners in a top 100 of best dishes of the world. One more year, IESE and ESADE MBAs among the 25 best in the world according to the Financial Times. Institut Guttmann, a hospital specialized in treatments for patients with spinal cord injury, inaugurates a new building in the La Sagrera neighborhood with a €17 million investment. The digital travel company Booking.com plans to create 100 new jobs in Barcelona over the coming three months and expand its current team of 600 people. Seat and Telefonica lead a connected car project in Barcelona that aims to research and promote cooperative and autonomous driving using 5G technology.Receive the Barcelona Global UpdateRegister now