One of Barcelona Global’s great challenges, from the outset, has been knowing what the international professionals who live and work in Barcelona think about the city and identifying the obstacles that must be removed for it to be easier to attract them –and even easier to retain them. Through the International Talent Monitor we communicate directly with international talents and take steps to increase their sense of belonging to the city and get them more involved. The findings help us to improve and avoid complacency.
International Talent Monitor 2013
International Talent Monitor 2015
International Talent Monitor 2017
International Talent Monitor 2019
International Talent Monitor 20211008Participants88Questions120Partners
According to numerous rankings, Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe for start-ups. In order to consolidate its position as a startup hub in the economy of the future, it is essential to identify the city’s strengths and minimize its weaknesses.
Scale-ups are innovative start-ups that have managed to achieve a turnover of over one million euros and are net contributors of wealth and jobs for the city.
An in-depth survey and focus groups with Barcelona's scale-ups has enabled us to identify Barcelona’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to starting and growing new companies and to establish the measures needed to strengthen the city’s international positioning.
Scale Up Monitor 2021
Scale Up Monitor 2018
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Cristina H. Valiñani – Projects Director at Barcelona Global57Scale-up Founders78Questions28Advisory Committee
At Barcelona Global we benefit from the more detached view of the International Council members, who tell us how they perceive the city in terms of business-friendliness, talent, quality of life and brand, and help us to understand the image Barcelona conveys to the rest of the world. The survey consists of 25 questions, all of them relating to Barcelona Global’s objectives.Attached filesPerception Survey 2015. Fall Edition
Perception Survey 2015. Spring Edition
Perception Survey 2016. Fall Edition
Perception Suervey 2017. Fall Edition
Perception Survey 2016. Spring Edition
Perception Survey 2018
Perception Survey 2019
Perception Survey 2020
Perception Survey 2021
Perception Survey 202212hEdition116Respondents
NTT DATA, with the support of Barcelona Global, has launched the third edition of the City Talent Index, combining 50 major quantitative indicators associated with a city’s talent and compares Barcelona’s scores with those of 32 top European cities to know where the city really stands. Barcelona is not ranked where we envision it should be and for that reason Barcelona Global is committing itself to make Barcelona a better city for talent.
Barcelona’s place in the ranking:
12. Barcelona’s position23Professional excellence12Education sytem1Quality of life26R&D investment