Barcelona, the 6th metropolitan area in Europe Barcelona’s metropolitan Region:4,6 million inhabitants in a 3,200 Sq. Km
The international position of Barcelona <ul><li>6th best European City for Business (Healey & Baker) </li></ul><ul><li>The only hot spot for the new economy in Southern Europe (Business Week) </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona and Dublin, the two most interesting investment destinations (Business Location of Financial Times) </li></ul><ul><li>3rd most improved city (Fortune) </li></ul><ul><li>1st city in quality of life (Healey & Baker) </li></ul>
Barcelona: an example of evolution from a industrial city to a service based economy 78% of the Barcelona labour force in the services sector
The Knowledge City Strategy Barcelona aims to become a Global City The first tourist city of Europe A city that focused on its human capital development A city with high quality urban standards A city with a mixture of science and art An open and connected city An international centre for training and research
THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA <ul><li>Created in 1971 by grouping a number of schools and research centers, located in various cities (Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Terrassa and Vilanova i la Geltrú) </li></ul><ul><li>35.000 students </li></ul><ul><li>60 official first and second cycle qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>more than 45 doctoral programmes , specialising in technical, science, art and humanities </li></ul>
ECKM 2007: CONFERENCE VENUE <ul><li>The College of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (EUETIB) is a centennial innovating school, located right in the center of Barcelona city </li></ul>
ECKM 2007: INNOVATING FEATURES <ul><li>Increasing focus on KM and IC macrodimension (knowledge cities, knowledge regions) </li></ul><ul><li>A new mini-track, entitled Human Capital for Outstanding Results </li></ul>
<ul><li>WE WARMLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME AND JOIN US AT THE ECKM 2007, IN BARCELONA! </li></ul><ul><li>José M. Viedma </li></ul>
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