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Barcelona: where design, innovation and global business converge

Barcelona is unique. A dynamic hub for fashion, design, media, technology, industry, science and research. A city where innovation sits alongside a richly textured history and a culture that prioritises quality of life. A small city, built on a human scale, with all the energy and vitality of a world capital.

Barcelona lives and breathes entrepreneurship

It is one of Europe’s biggest start-up hubs. A buzzing entrepreneurial ecosystem – with knowledge support, business incubators and a lively start-up culture – has been developed in the 22@ Barcelona innovation district in the formerly industrial barrio of Poblenou. Pier 01 is a new tech meeting point and ideas space in the old port of Barcelona, is the largest of its kind in Europe.

Important business events in the city

Mobile Word Congress

The world’s premier mobile event, which brings together start-ups and entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, incubators and corporations from across the globe.

080 Barcelona

Where creativity, innovation, design in the fashion industry converge.

IOT Solutions World Congress

A fast-growing event that’s already the world’s biggest showcase for IOT, Blockchain and AI.

Smart City Expo World Congress

The world’s leading event for cities, making them more innovative and sustainable by sharing smart solutions.