14 May Insight Barcelona Innovative Spirit
Did you know that Barcelona is the 5th most innovative city in Europe?
Barcelona is becoming one of the biggest tech hubs in Europe. The mediterranean city brings together successful researchers, innovators, young professionals, multicultural talents and entrepreneurs from over the globe.
This is the perfect framework for digital companies, disruptive businesses that are emerging, international investments and career possibilities with big companies. Barcelona’s innovative appeal also gives advantages to startups and dynamic job offers. Explore Barcelona’s out of the box spirit and creative thinking mind.
A smart city
The capital of Catalonia is a great example in the use of technology as a way of managing a smart livevility. Barcelona is the number one smart city in Spain and ranked fourth in Europe. The continual focus on innovation and the desire to accelerate these advances to many diverse fields have made Barcelona a world leader in architecture, design, performing arts, food, sport, tourism, science, knowledge and social environment.
The Catalan capital is always ready for innovation, with advanced infrastructures like Wi-Fi in the streets, 500 free access points across all the city’s neighbourhoods, a fibre optic network and the development of 4G technology. There is District 22@B, an important platform that makes Barcelona one of the most dynamic cities in the field of innovation. This urban renewal area in Barcelona’s formerly industrial section these days congregates modern offices and creative workshops at the same time that the neighborhood is increasing leisure and residential spaces.
Centered on Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 22@Barcelona is part of one of Europe’s biggest urban regeneration schemes. Walking around Poblenou, you might meet the great headquarters of Bridge_48, a fab building that has been magically restored into the house of advanced music. Check here their activities and stay tuned to the Cultural and Creative District of Barcelona with them: Bridge_48 is part of Off Lum Barcelona. The light festival was back for its ninth year on February to transform Poblenou into a huge outdoor experimental lab, with light as a creative medium. Featuring the work of artists, designers and architects exploring the possibilities light offers in an urban space. 25 installations by 16 local and 9 international artists, and collaboration from 17 schools of art, design and lighting.
There is also Poblenou Open Day, where the creative community of 22@ opens its spaces offering a varied program and inviting the public to visit the innovative district. There are also walking routes connected to art.
Barcelona’s tech ecosystem
Barcelona Tech City is a project driven by local entrepreneurs that represents more than 1000 businesses. It is a private non-profit organisation to promote Barcelona’s digital and tech sectors to the world. Open to Barcelona-based members of the local and global technology system, it contacts investors, incubators, accelerators, company builders, universities, media enterprises, government agencies and other entities.
Barcelona is the world mobile capital. The city has developed a large number of mobile applications to make it easier for residents and visitors alike to access useful information to make their lives easier. On an international level, Barcelona is also a pioneering city for open data.
The city is home to Mobile Week BCN, the most famous space in the globe for reflection on mobile technology. Beyond the event that in every edition brings together over 70,000 professionals in the sector, Mobile Week is featuring free cultural, scientific and creative online activities, including the 2020 Global Mobile Awards.
If you want to discover the latest trends, research projects and innovations in sports, visit Barça Innovation Hub and its online proposals. Actually, if you are into sports and outdoors activities, between our Top Jobs of the week is a chance for German-speaking Sports Advisor in Barcelona. We offer you an exciting position where the action is: join a team of adventurous people from several nationalities in sunny Barcelona. Instead, if you have native level French you can apply to French-speaking IT Help Desk Technician.
3 Stunning Research Hubs In Barcelona
Located next to the sea, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park building is a stunning piece of architecture. Hosting six different research and innovation centers, they lead biomedical translational research in Southern Europe with over 1500 professionals from all over the world.
Pier01 might be the most well-known tech space in Barcelona. Situated in the beautiful Palau de Mar, that was largely empty and unused until it was turned into a startup hub that hosts over 100 companies.
Edificio Media-TIC is the connection point between the Media and Telecommunication clusters in Barcelona. Located in the heart of 22@, is one of the most iconic and futuristic buildings in sunny Barcelona. And yes, it’s just a few steps from the beach. That’s Barcelona style. Besides being among the most important tech hubs in the world and a leader in the areas of innovation, competitiveness and talent attraction, Barcelona has an impressive architectural heritage and a pleasant climate. The mediterranean and cosmopolitan city has it all. Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in the world and such a great brand. #cityjobber go for it with our relocation packages!
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