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BARCELONA GLOBAL

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2702
2018


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The current edition of the Mobile World Congress plans to generate an economic impact of 471 million euros and create 13,000 new temporary workplaces. Moreover, the Congress has acted as an attraction and creation pole for new technological events that take place in the city: from conclaves of large companies to new fairs and events. 

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L’Hospital Clínic de Barcelona launches a reliable health information website, available to users, patients, and practitioners, elaborated and endorsed by more than 200 medical and nursing professionals at the university hospital.

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Vodafone and Huawei make the first 5G mobile call from Castelldefels (Barcelona) to Madrid, using the specifications of the NSA commercial standard.  

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Around 170,000 people visited the art installations and spaces at the LlumBCN Festival between February 16th and 18th, which was held for the first time in Poblenou. 

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L’Hospitalet is being boosted with the construction of two new hotels and a large private cultural center: Village Underground, a cooperative strategy between the economic sectors and the public administration.

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NEWS


INVESTMENT CAPITAL

The consulting firm Everis opens a new innovation space in Pedralbes, Barcelona, creating 60 jobs.

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Abac Therapeutics obtains 16 million euros from international investors, including the Israeli fund Pontifax, Quark, Caixa Capital Risc, Debiopharm, and Ferrer; which will go towards an antibiotic against deadly bacteria.

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InnoCells, Banco Sabadell’s digital business hub, leads a round of investment of 1 million euros for the startup Biometric Vox.

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Axel, the chain aimed at the LGTBI group, will open its first four-star hotel in the United States in Miami Beach.​

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Nauta Capital invests 1,3 million euros into Holded, a startup founded in Barcelona.

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The program BStartup of Banco Sabadell invests 143 million euros in 52 technological startups.

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CULTURE CAPITAL

Today February 27th the Gran Teatre del Liceu broadcasts live the production Roméo et Juliette by Gounod, interpreted by the tenor Saimir Pirgu and the soprano Aida Garifullina, projected in 349 cinemas all around the world from 7:45pm.

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Antoni Miralda prepares a public catwalk-procession on April 7th to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Santa Eulalia ‘boutique’, from Pla de la Boqueria to the historic store on Passeig de Gràcia.

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The emotional messages and signs of support following the terrorist attack in August have been treated by restorers and curators from the Arxiu Municipal Contemporani de Barcelona. The materials will be digitised and citizens will be able to see a selection on the website ‘No tinc por’.

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TALENT CAPITAL

French multinational group Suez is awarded the Prix Pyrenées award in Barcelona during its 18th edition. The award was picked up by Ángel Simón, assistant general manager of Suez and chairman of Aigues de Barcelona. 

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INNOVATION CAPITAL

Mango has partnered with Vodafone to create a digital changing room; a mirror that allows you to request garments in different sizes and colours. 

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INDUSTRIAL CAPITAL

SEAT’s new car will be called Tarraco, which was the winning name from over 10,100 citizen proposals. 

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Cupra, the new sports Brand independent from SEAT, presents that in the next three years it will launch seven new models.

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RESEARCH CAPITAL

Research led by the IRB of Barcelona, led by Eduard Batlle, has developed an experimental drug that allows a high number of bowel cancers to respond to immunotherapy treatments.​

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Catalan startup IOMED reaches a collaboration agreement with the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron to develop a new medical history management technology based on artificial intelligence.  ​

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CONVENTIONS CAPITAL

On April 24th, EU-Startups is hosting their flagship event: the EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona, which showcases a selection of Europe’s hottest startups.

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The Fira de Barcelona will take a strategic step by incorporating a third venue for 2021, the current CCIB.

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STARTUP CAPITAL

SEAT enters the car-sharing sector launching Xmoba, and brings together the car hiring startup Respiro and payment app Justmoove. 

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Catalan startup Housfy, from the real estate sector (proptech), receives a million euros thanks to a convertible shareholders’ loan to boost growth.

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Barcelona continues to be an attractive city for software developers, according to a number of tech companies.

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CONNEXIONS CAPITAL

In January, the Port of Barcelona recorded a 54% increase in traffic up to 5.6 million tonnes.

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Sants station will reorganize its tracks to reduce the time Rodalies trains spend waiting in tunnels.

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An article in The New Barcelona Post about the seven activities that go on in the Port de Barcelona, the economic motor of the city.

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ABOUT OUR MEMBERS

Interview with Núria Cabutí, managing director of Penguin Random House and member of Barcelona Global, in Diari ARA.

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La Nit de les Telecomunicacions awards Pilar Conesa, founder and CEO of Anteverti, as well as boosting smart cities; becoming the first woman to receive the honour prise.

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Unique, the startup booster by telecommunications management firm Call2World, has generated profits with its commerce of management for businesses. 

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MARCH at Barcelona Global


08/MAR/18

We invite you to a visit to the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), guided by the highest representatives of each center and where you will be able to learn about the work that the researchers do every day.

The visit will start in IBEC at 4pm.

Register

21/MAR/18

The 1st Global Barcelona Summit: Innovation in Urban Tourism will take place at CaixaForum starting at 9am. There you will be able to learn about Barcelona Global's proposals to improve the relationship between city and tourism and discover how other cities have overcome similar challenges.

If you are not a member of Barcelona Global, you can obtain more information by writing to tourism.summit@barcelonaglobal.org.


AGENDA


01/MAR/18

This Thursday from 8pm to 11pm Movimiento en Blanco hosts a presentation for the book Refrán viejo, nunca miente, a neurological explanation of 50 traditional sayings by neurologist Manuel Murie and illustrator Beatriz Menéndez; organized by Bárbara Aurell at her study.

For more information you can write to movimiento@espacioenblancoestudio.com.
 

06/MAR/18

Valkiria presents the Corporate Bridge programme in a networking event from 6pm to 8pm, where entrepreneurs from Altran and Ubiqum will participate. 

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08/MAR/18

Charity dinner organised by the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona: Empresas con valor por la infancia. In the Hotel Fairmont Juan Carlos (Jardín room). The money raised in the event will go to the second phase of building the SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona.

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09/MAR/18

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann will be in Barcelona to interpret the opera Andrea Chénier in the Gran Teatre del Liceu. After the premiere, at 11pm, there will be a dinner which will count with the presence of the performer in the Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu.

For more information contact with the PR department at relacions.publiques@liceubarcelona.cat with the subject "Dinner with Jonas Kaufmann - Barcelona Global" or calling 93 485 86 34 / 93 485 86 31.

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