Barcelona is among the ten European capitals that are considered technology hubs. Furthermore, it was named European Capital of Innovation in 2014 and the “smartest city” in the world in 2015.
Catalonia has managed to attract a considerable amount of private investment in recent years, specifically, 56% of all foreign investment in Spain in 2015. It is the European region with the greatest capacity for foreign investment in corporate innovation and development, with over 1.07 billion euros invested between 2010 and 2015. Spending on innovation increased to 3.1 billion euros in 2014.
El Dr. Josep Lluís Larriba, director de DAMA UPC, a l’estand de cigo! al MWC17.
This week Barcelona is hosting a new edition of the Mobile World Congress. The event’s importance is clearly demonstrated by its figures: 2,200 exhibitors, over 100,000 professionals and 4,000 accredited journalists. The economic activity that takes place over four days is only overshadowed by something that can sometimes appear to be in the background: the relevance of what is presented.
Some years ago, the GSMA Mobile World Congress stopped being just a trade fair on mobiles. The event has evolved in parallel to developments in technology, so that the concept of mobility is no longer an added value, but rather a necessity that opens doors to developments of extraordinary utility…