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14/05. 2019

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The Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Icfo) receives one million dollars to research on quantum networks from the Moore Foundation of the USA. 

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Penguin Random House buys Ediciones Salamandra, which edits Harry Potter and many other international literary authors.

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Barcelona becomes the world's motor center and hosts the Automobile Barcelona show at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuic and increases its visitors and record an 11% on its first weekend. 

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Barcelona is the city that attracted more visitors to congresses in 2018 and the fourth in terms of international congresses, according to ICCA. 

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Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosts 160.428 people during the four days of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix.

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Hospital Sant Joan de Déu creates an Instagram account as a therapeutic tool against anorexia, to raise awareness among adolescents and work to detect other toxic profiles.

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The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Catalonia (Cemcat) testes the first oral drug that reduces multiple sclerosis by 48 weeks and reduces the number of brain injuries by week 12.

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BStartup Health, from Banc Sabadell, together with Genesis Ventures, leads an investment round of 125,000 euros for the CreatSens spin-off with the aim of strengthening projects to control chronic kidney disease.

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Mediapro, the audiovisual group, reinforces itself with a 100% purchase of the capital of Visyon to grow in alternative technologies and win customers in sectors such as industrial training, health or education.

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CaixaBank DayOne, together with Barcelona Global and Barcelona Tech City, present the main challenges of the city and how new technologies are providing solutions in housing, tourism, mobility, and diversity.

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The exhibition 'T-shirt: Cult-Culture-Subversion' at La Roca Village looks over the communicative power of this piece of clothing with a hundred examples.

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The Port Aventura Foundation presents PortAventura Dreams, the most emblematic project that will be a benchmark in Europe, to offer a unique experience to children and young people suffering from serious illnesses and their families.

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The Girls Choir of the Orfeó Català makes its debut at the Berliner Philharmonie and sold out all tickets.  

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The CreativeFest closes its doors with more than 10.000 attendees per day in which designers, filmmakers, photographers, illustrators, and musicians share their creatives works. 

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Xavier Pellicer is the best vegetable restaurant in the world, for the second year in a row in the ranking of 'We're Smart Green Guide'.

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The Startup Pensium promotes a rental model to finance the residence for the elderly and the management of the property to maintain in the family.

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HolaHome, a new technology startup, launches an app, with more than 500 users, able to manage your rent from your smartphone cheaper and easier.

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Barcelona hosts the third edition of the Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week and becomes the headquarters of the ELLE International Bridal Awards 2019.

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Airbnb launches a project to promote sustainable tourism outside of Barcelona, in its new Destinations Igualada Summit.   

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Uniqlo settles into the Colonial real estate company store on the Barcelona Pedralbes center.

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Devicare, the digital health company, partners with DiemLabs to land in the US at the annual meeting of the American Society of Urology.

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Puig earns 6% more and foresees strong growth by betting on its own fragrances and brands.

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The pharmaceutical group Ferrer absorbs Spherium Biomed and completes its strategic turn of 180 degrees in its R+D strategy.

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26/04 - 22/06/19

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

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.

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09/05 - 19/05/19

Where: All over Barcelona
When: May 9 to 19 

The 2019 Architecture Week begins from May 9 to 19 and Barcelona will become the epicenter of a wide range of activities related to the world of architecture and the city. Check the different places and activities here. 

CIUTAT VELLA - Dispensari Antituberculós (1934-38)

L’EIXAMPLE - Ferran Soldevila Gardens (1934)


SARRIÀ – SANT GERVASI - Ràdio Barcelona Station (1929)

GRÀCIA - Francesc Vilaró House (1930)



Where: Barcelona museums 
When: May 18 

Don't miss the International Museum Day on May 18. To celebrate it, the most emblematic museums and institutions open until late-night through all the Barcelona neighborhoods and centers.

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