Key sectors

Barcelona Business Landing can develop all the services in any sector of economic activity.

The following sectors are the most demanded ones, but we also have experience and contacts in other sectors like logistics, tourism, health, consumer products, automotive, etc.

ICT sector

The Information and Communications Technology sector (ICT) is one of the key industries in Barcelona and Catalonia. The convergence and interconnection of IT, telecommunications and audiovisual systems are the at the core of new ICT applications. It not only represents a highly productive sector but also provides transversal technologies that can be applied to other traditional, strategic and emerging sectors in Catalonia.

More than 1,700 companies and 155 researchers make Catalonia one of Europe’s major centres for innovation in this sector. Thanks to its social, commercial, institutional and educational advantages, Barcelona has positioned itself as a southern European benchmark in Information and Communication Technologies. [+]

Design Sector

Over the past 25 years Barcelona has become one of the world capitals of design. Thus, as design has become a strategic sector for Barcelona, 22@Barcelona is developing the Design Cluster, a cluster of excellence and innovation with international projection, in the city center. This cluster model also creates the necessary conditions to attract new companies and innovative talent from around the world and encourages the creation of a community of professionals connected to the global network.

The Design Cluster, driven by BCD together with 22@Barcelona, will dynamize the business fabric with both inter- and intra-sectorial events, and will reinforce the Barcelona brand in the design and innovation field internationally. Currently, the 22@Barcelona area already has a number of service companies, like those located in Palo Alto (Estudi Mariscal, Morera Design, ADD + Arquitectura, Alex Gasca+Train01, Duch Claramunt, Fernando Salas Studio, GEC-UOC Grup, Laiguana, Pasarela, Puresang and Sans Visual Studio), as well as Ruiz+Company, Torres & Torres, Estudi Arola and CDN; in addition to the Open University of Catalonia, the Pompeu Fabra University and BAU School of Design; plus the Leitat Technology Center, among others. [+]

Barcelona Biocat

Bio Technology Sector

Biotechnology has experienced an extraordinary development in the last decade and at the moment it forms part of the technology portfolios of the most advanced countries in the world. Advances in this area have brought about qualitative transformations in products, and this will allow sectors like the pharmaceutical, chemical, and agro foods industries to find new competitive advantages.

Although Barcelona finds itself at the beginning of the development of the biotechnology sector, its starting point is compensated by its rate of growth. The 204 companies that currently form the Catalan biotechnology sector have mainly been created over the last five years. In fact, over the last few years the biotechnology sector has seen accumulated rises in terms of the number of companies in the sector of around 30%. The Spanish pharmaceutical sector is mainly concentrated in Catalonia, which accounts for 50% of the pharmaceutical laboratories in Spain, 60% of its production, and 66% of companies working in fine chemicals. In fact, Catalonia is the origin and headquarters of the four main Spanish pharmaceutical companies: Almirall Prodesfarma, Esteve, Ferrer Internacional and Uriach. [+]

Agro Food Sector

According to the European Cluster Observatory, Catalonia is the leading agri-food cluster in Europe, followed by the Italian region of Lombardy. The Catalan agri-food sector is a benchmark in Spain, representing 11.8% of Spanish companies, 20.4% of employment and 23.4% of operating revenue. Furthermore, it is a strategic sector in the Catalan economy, representing 15% of the country’s turnover which is only surpassed by the chemicals industry, and employing 13% of people working in the Catalan industrial sector. The most important sub-sector is the meat industry, which accounts for 29.8% of the total turnover of agri-food companies, followed by drinks with around 17% (including the wine industry and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). [+]
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