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30/04. 2019

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Hospital Sant Joan de Déu cures the first child with leukemia who has received the innovative CAR-T therapy, funded, since January, by the Department of Health. 
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The new scientific axis, La Ciutadella del Coneixement, a project that plans to make Barcelona a point of reference in science and knowledge, will be in operation by the end of 2023.

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The World Press Photo, the most prestigious photojournalism contest in the world, returns to Barcelona with 'Las historias que importan'.

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Sant Jordi has once again been a success, with more than than 1,000 books and 4,000 of roses. Increasingly, the holiday expands and decentralizes. This year Sant Jordi offered a wide range of stands and activities, with independent publishers, self-publishing posts, comic books, strategy games, oriental culture, and even a knight's match.

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ICL Iberia builds a new terminal in the port of Barcelona after a huge investment that will transport tons of salt.

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BStartup Banc Sabadell invested in the online platform Cobee, which has developed a technological tool able to simplify and automate all procedures that allows you to retain talent and increase the motivation of your employees.

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VMware, the American software multinational, will open its European sales innovation center at 22@ Barcelona, which will create up to 250 jobs.
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Foxtenn presents at the Open Banc Sabadell its electronic arbitration system for tennis, receiving financial support from Sabadell Venture Capital.

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The OnSecur platform takes the chance to artificial intelligence to boost the high-security sector with solutions for the industry and large residences.

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Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation of Barcelona leads the European project “Share4Rare” that connects and empowers families living with rare diseases, and collect data to advance research.
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Read the interview of the president of Savills Aguirre Newman Barcelona Anna Gener, in which she explains the biggest European real estate meeting and the public-private collaboration in the real estate business. 

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Spanish delivery startup Glovo is reportedly closing giant new funding round, just nine months after its last €115m raise, and profiled the company taking on Deliveroo. 

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The startup Holded has created a “Business Operating System”, designed to help business owners manage every aspect of their business from a single platform, together with Nauta Capital and Seedrocket 4Founders Capital.

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Kantox, a startup specialized in currency management for companies, earns 5 million euros from a loan with Silicon Valley Bank.

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The Grupo Roca opens its 7th Gallery building in São Paulo, a meeting point for professions, designed by the Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques.

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Barcelona premiers for the first time in the 45th International Book Fair of Buenos Aires with a large library with 10,000 copies for sale consisting of 700 titles of more than 350 authors.

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Don't miss the new documentary film "Las mil caras de Barcelona" of Zoom Tendencias. The new proposals on music from Barcelona Obertura, the technological talent and accommodation captained by Pau Guardans, president of Barcelona Global, are the driving force of this documentary. 

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Interview of La Vanguardia to Jonathan Rose, the green, sustainable and social housing developer, on the city model of the future.

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Román y Asociados, the communication agency, renews its corporate identity and gives more importance to the reputation within its brand, renaming it 'Roman, reputation matters'.



Werfen, the diagnostic group, completes the integration of Tem and Accriva businesses, reaches a turnover of 1,359 million euros, and incorporates Luis Cantarell a member of Barcelona Global.

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Where: Teatre Romea 
When: May 2 - 9, at 9.30am 

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

  • May 2nd - 9.30 am: Elsa Artadi (Junts per Catalunya)
  • May 3rd - 9.30 am: Ernest Maragall (ERC)
  • May 6th - 9.30 am: Josep Bou (PP)
  • May 7th - 9.30 am: Manuel Valls (Barcelona pel Canvi)
  • May 8th - 9.30 am: Jaume Collboni (PSC)
  • May 9th - 9.30 am: Anna Saliente (CUP Capgirem Barcelona). 

Get your tickets



Where: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
When: Thursday, May 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Come and meet with CaixaBank DayOne, in collaboration with Barcelona Global and Barcelona Tech City, the main challenges of Barcelona and how new technologies are providing solutions. The sessions will focus on issues such as housing, tourism, mobility and diversity. 

To check the programme click on this link+



Where: Sant Joan de Déu Hospital
When: Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm

Next Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm, the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, our corporate member, invites you to meet the professionals and spaces for medical research and innovation in pediatric diseases. Also, we will be able to visit areas as the childhood cancer research laboratory and learn about the new SJD Pediatric Cancer Center, the printing application 3D in tumor surgery, Darwing simulation rooms, or innovation projects as the first exoskeleton for the rehabilitation of pediatric patients.

To check the programme click on this link+


26/04 - 22/06/19

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hotel 
When: April 26th to June 22nd

Petit R at Mandarin Oriental, an experience by Ruinart will be held in Barcelona for the first time from 26 April to 22 June in Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona's Mimosa Garden.  Exclusive lunches and dinners for 12 guests will combine incredible visuals of the first Champagne Maison in the world and the gastronomy of Moments restaurant.

For more information check the website



Where: Palo Alto Market
When: From April to June at 12 pm

Don't miss the MUT Palo Alto during April, May, and June. Palo Alto will offer three free sessions of silent films, selected in collaboration with the director and screenwriter David Trueba and played by Dj Javier Verdes

The films will be: 'Sherlock, Jr.', directed and starring by the genius of humor Buster Keaton; 'The Freshman', a key work in the filmography of Harold Lloyd, and 'The Blind's Enemy', one of the most significant in the mute stage of Alfred Hitchcock.

After each session, we will do vermouth with the assistants.

To find out more info click on this link+



Where: Campus Epitech Barcelona - C/Joan Miró, 21 · Barcelona
When: Thursday, May 2 at 6 pm - 8 pm

Epitech opens the E-mma association in Barcelona, at the same time, we will also take advantage of the second anniversary of the Epitech campus in Barcelona.
E-mma is a non-profit association, founded in France five years ago by a former student of the computer science school Epitech, whose objective is to promote gender equality and encourage the presence of women in the digital sector.

To register click on this link + 



Where: Glòries
When: May 2nd at 18.30h 

The 'Glòries Bloom Art Fest 2019' will present the 1st edition of in Glòries, a spring festival, art, and flowers. We opened a Pop-up store with the collaboration of Urban Art Barcelona and throughout the month of May, several renowned artists will paint live and exhibit their different visions of spring. During the evening, the festival and the artists will be presented.

To check the programme click on this link+



Where: Glòries
When: May 2nd at 18.30h 

The TheCreativeNet celebrates the third edition of TheCreativeFest: A creativity festival with more than 50 conferences, workshops, round tables, debates, and concerts! There will be food trucks, music, and more than 7,500 people. 

To check the programme click on this link+



Where: All over Poblenou 
When: Saturday, May 4

The 7th edition of Poblenou Open Day. Throughout the day (eleven hours uninterrupted: from 12 a.m. to 11 p.m.), different spaces of Poblenou, the district of art and creativity, will offer an extensive program of free activities around culture and innovation. Among other activities, you will find Music Urban Circuit and the Windows Art Circuit.

To check the programme click on this link+



Where: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (102 Carrer de Pujades) 
When: May 18, 11:00am – 18:00pm 

Relive and experience the famous Bauhaus costume parties the next 18.05.2019, with a night of dancing, DJ sets, robotics demos. Get the chance to win a place at IAAC Global Summer School with our Best Costume contest. The Bauhaus parties had a pedagogical purpose: on the day of the event, IAAC will allow you to fabricate your own costume with the help of Fab Lab Barcelona and Fab Textiles experts. 

To check the programme or buy tickets click on this link+


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