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09/04. 2019

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Mango presents its digital innovation center in the 22@ district, with the aim of becoming the commercial development model engine of the multinationals online stores, with more than 100 new employees. 

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Vall d'Hebron successfully transplanted the first 'bubble boy' in Catalonia, detected thanks to the neonatal screening implemented by the Conselleria de Salut in 2017.
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Barcelona, the sixth best destination in the world and the fifth in Europe, according to the European ranking of TripAdvisor, and consolidates its position of the Travelers' Choice Destinations of 2018.

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Seat launches six plug-in electric and hybrid models from now until 2021, and will develop a platform for electric cars of the VW group in Barcelona.



TusStar, the first chinese incubation + investment business wagers for Barcelona and opens a start-up investment hub, after signing an agreement with Institute of Next, founded by Alfons Cornella,

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Social Car launches its first VTC service in Barcelona, with a 15-minute pre-contract on each trip in a fleet that will soon have 250 cars.

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BCN3D, IDEX 3D's leading disruptive printing technology research group, announces an investment round of 2.7 million euros to boost its leadership in IDEX 3D printing technology.
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Nauta Capital launches a new venture capital fund of 55 million, designed to reinvest in the technological start-ups in which the firm participates.

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The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Catalonia (Cemcat), located in the Hospital Vall d'Hebron, is the first-rate center that has a scanner to detect biomarkers for multiple sclerosis more effectively.
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Hopital infantil Sant Joan de Déu treats pediatric retinoblastoma or cancer of retina, a disease that accounts for 11% of malignancies in children under one year old, with an oncolytic virus for the first time in the world.

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The oncologist Antoni Ribas will chair the largest cancer research organization in the world, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), recognized as one of the world leaders in antitumor immunotherapies.

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Researchers from the VHIR and IRBLleida validate the new antitumor ABTL0812 as a new therapeutic strategy to fight against endometrial cancer.

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Vall d'Hebron is the first hospital in Catalonia to operate a pancreatic cancer with robotic surgery, which allows the operations with a tumor to be fairly noninvasive.

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The investment manager company Meridia Capital Partners announces the largest real estate agreement in Spain this year, and sells 18 buildings to the Swiss investment fund Partners Group.

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MyPoppins, the startup that connects individuals with cleaning professionals, gains one million euros to internationalize and open two new business centers in Latin America during 2019.

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The legacy and the celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven steeps the 2019-2020 season of L'Auditori, committed to the new creation and dedicates a marathon of 14 uninterrupted hours of music.

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Barcelona is crowned as the European capital of casual cuisine, after half of the restaurants that are in the top ten of the new ranking 'Gourmet Causal' are from Barcelona.

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Barcelona joins the great cultural program of art and science residences, called Collide International, of the CERN, to promote creative thinking and curiosity about the nature of our world.

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Sara Puig is the new president of the Fundació Joan Miró for the next four years. Puig, who has been member of the Board since 2013, has a long professional experience linked to art and museums.

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Four Latin American writers share their experiences in Barcelona, in the context of the week in tribute to the writer Gabriel García Márquez.

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Asabys Partners, the venture capital manager specialized in health sciences, strengthens its management structure and investment committee to reach 70 million euros.
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Banco Sabadell opens a new branch in Portugal with the main objective of providing banking services to companies and corporations, increasing its international presence.



The new eMascaró website STAT-DX online project, wins the gold award in the Horizon Interactive Awards health category.



Barcelona will be the global epicenter of the free zones to host the celebration of the fifth edition of the World Congress of Zonas Francas.



Isdin grows a 20% and bets on the Asian giant, China, which this year will become its second market after Spain.

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Article in La Vanguardia of José María Trénor, President of Praktik Hotels, about an unfinished hotel project and how Barcelona adapts to the challenges of the real estate sector.

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Arcano enters the 'top 5' of mergers and acquisitions and it is placed behind the 4 leaders of mergers and acquisitions in 2019 in Spain. 

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Next Wednesday, April 10th, our corporate member, Gran Teatre del Liceu, offers the possibility to discover the spectacular production of the La Gioconda, and we will have the opportunity to know the secrets of the Theatre with a backstage visit.

In the intermission, we will be able to access to the Círculo del Liceo, where a cocktail will be served.

Tickets are limited. You can register using this link. During the registration, you will be asked to make the payment. (135€).

Check the program:

  • 6.50 pm Meeting at the entrance of the Theatre
  • 7 pm Welcome by Valentí Oviedo, General Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, at the Saló dels Miralls and visit to the backstage
  • 8 pm Beginning of the opera
  • 9.45 pm Intermission cocktail at the Círculo del Liceo
  • 11.55 pm End of the opera


One more year Barcelona Global and Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona invite you to celebrate the day of Sant Jordi with us at the Mimosa Garden of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona from 10am to 12pm

For us, it is already a tradition to start this day with a breakfast gathering with our members in this unique place. Thanks to the collaboration of our members Grupo PlanetaEye-Catching EnglishMacarfi and Penguin Random House you can pick up the book you like the most.

In addition, with a solidarity rose we will support the project of our member IBECFaster Future, an investigation that aims to develop a new antibody that will be the basis of a therapeutic product for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Register here


30/04/19 - 09/05/19

Book your tickets for the debate sessions of 'Objectiu Barcelona: 50 preguntes per als candidats', organized together with La Vanguardia

  • April 30th - 10 am: Ada Colau (Barcelona en Comú)
  • May 2nd - 10 am: Elsa Artadi (Junts per Catalunya)
  • May 3rd - 10 am: Ernest Maragall (ERC)
  • May 6th - 10 am: Josep Bou (PP)
  • May 7th - 10 am: Manuel Valls (Barcelona pel Canvi)
  • May 8th - 10 am: Jaume Collboni (PSC)
  • May 9th - 10 am: Anna Saliente (CUP Capgirem Barcelona). 

Get your tickets


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