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  1. 1. Sergi Marcén i LópezDirectorate General of Telecommunicationsand Information Society
  2. 2. Catalonia – Strategic positionWith an area of 32.106 squares kilometers Catalonia is located in thenorth-east of Iberian Peninsula and is bordered by the Pyreneesmountains and France to the north and the Mediterranean sea to the east.The capital of Catalonia is Barcelona, a city considered by many to haveone of the highest standards of living in Europe.Catalonia has unrivalled access to Southern Europe, and it dominatesmaritime traffic on the Mediterranean. Thanks to its first-rate intermodalinfrastructure, which include the main motorways, high-speed trains,excellent port facilities and four airports with direct flights to more than 150destinations, just about anything is within reach from any point in thecountry. 2
  3. 3. Catalonia – Dynamic economyCatalonia is the economic driving force in Spanish economy. Despite thefact that Catalans represent just 16% of Spain’s total population. Catalonialeads the way in economy activity (20% of GDP), industry (25%) andbusiness (18%). Catalan exports represent nearly 30% of the country’stotal. 7.300.000 209.727 m€ 48.594 m€ population GDP exports 16% 20% 30% Population of Spain Gross Domestic Product of Spain’s Exports 3
  4. 4. Catalonia – Talent and creativityCatalans are renowned throughout the world for their talent and work capacity.The following stand out as clear examples: Ferran Adrià, Antoni Gaudí, SalvadorDalí, Valentí Fuster, Pau Gasol, Montserrat Caballé.Creativity and innovation in art, sports, tech, science and entrepreneurship iswhere Catalonia really comes into its own: 12 public and private universities where400 different degrees can be studied, and some of the world’s leading businessschools. 4
  5. 5. Catalonia – Business friendly governmentThe Catalan government is responsive and sensitive to the needs of foreigncompanies, and has therefore invest in Catalonia, a part of Government of Cataloniathat specializes in promoting, attracting and keeping investments in Catalonia. Itoffers support to companies looking to invest in Catalonia, providing advice andassistance to all phases of the project, from the planning and development stages,right up the implementation and after care. 5
  6. 6. Catalonia – Catalyst you business10 reasons to make Catalonia the ICT area in the southern of Europe Barcelona is a Digital city - Smart City Leader in ICT penetration Concentration of ICT companies Availability of innovation infrastructure and services Centers of knowledge generation Innovation and entrepreneur cultures Support of public institutions in the promotion of ICT Important ICT projects are running Barcelona Mobile World Capital Culture of work in networks and adaptation to change 6
  7. 7. Catalonia – Competitive hubsCatalonia’s economic, technological and industrial drive and dynamism haveled to the formation of 11 competitive hubs. These eleven locations have landavailable for business and are equipped with leading infrastructures such asuniversities, technology and research centers, top-level connections, and supportservices and facilities for companies in the most productive and innovative sectors. •Barcelona Mobile World Capital Hub •Innovation and Creativity Hub •Mobility and Logistics Hub •Synchotron and Advanced Technologies Hub •Optics and Health Hub •Agro- Food Innovation Hub •Information and Communication Tecnologies Hub •Clean Materials and Technologies Hub •Chemicals ans Sustainable Energy Hub Barcelona •Funcional Nutricion Hub •Water and Food Hub 7
  8. 8. Catalonia – ICT HubCatalonia has an ICT market of over 14.000 million €. Around 3.500companies, 70.000 ICT’s specialist people and over 80 technology centersproviding R&D services make Catalonia one of the sector’s largestcenters of innovation in Europe. European leader in ICT penetration Important network of Sciencie and Technology Parks and large ICT projects ( Barcelona Digital, I2Cat, La Salle Innovation Park, Barcelona Supercomputing Center…) Host some of the biggest names in the ICT industry: Abertis Telecom, Telefonica, Yahoo, Sony, IBM, Fujitsu, Getronics, Hewlett-Packard, Indra, T-Systems, Microsoft, Atos Origin,… Strong institutional support towards creating a state-of-the-art ICT industry Strong links with ICT Mobile and the creative sector, for which Barcelona is a worldwide reference. 8
  9. 9. Catalan Economy - Innovation Strategy According to the Quadruple Helix Innovation Theory (QH), the Catalan economic structure lies on four pillars/helices: Academy, Industries, Government and Citizens. The economic growth is generated by the clustering and concentration of talented and productive people. Source: Sergi Marcén Academia and Industries, together with Technological Infrastructures of Innovation, provide the integrated innovation ecosystem where all forms of creativity can rise. In turn, Governments provide part of the financial support and the regulation system for the definition and implementation of innovation activities. Citizens demands for ever innovating goods and services. 9
  10. 10. Catalan Innovation Strategy – “Cross-sector” ICT ICT Innovation 10
  11. 11. Case Study“The Catalan Mobile Innovation Strategy based in QH” New markets 11
  12. 12. Citizens – Living Labs & Telecentre NetworkThe Catalan Living Labs, Advaced Telecenter’s and Telecenter’s Networkworks improving innovation on development of useful mobile services throughinteraction in “daily life” setting between developers, universities, technologicalcenters and end users. Produce mobile products and services relevant for theindustry and their clients is the main goal of our living labs.The model of a Catalan Living Lab is a user-centric research methodology forsensing, prototyping, validating and refining complex solutions in multiple andevolving real life contexts managed from the Catalan Government. Innovation manager 12
  13. 13. Government - idigitalThe idigital plan is the strategy of the Government to create in Cataloniaan innovation pole of the Digital Society that generates economic growth,business competitiveness, occupation and transform the Administration. 13
  14. 14. Industry – Barcelona Mobile World CapitalThe aim of the Mobile World Capital is to drive and develop innovatemobile initiatives with the capacity to transform the traditional way ofdoing things, both in industry and in people’s day-to-day lives. 14
  15. 15. Academy - Mobile World Lab Mission Statement : The Mobile World Lab mission is to showcase the deployment of cutting-edge mobile technologies in Barcelona with the most innovative networks, solutions, applications and services. 15
  16. 16. Multisector mobile solutions 16
  17. 17. www.gencat.catSergi Marcén i Lópezsergi.marcen@gencat.cat@sergimarcen

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