Why Barcelona

Talent

  • 3 universities among Top 200 in the world
    Times Higher Education, 2017
  • 2 business school among Top 10 in Europe
    Financial Times, 2019
  • +15,000 foreign students living in the city
    Government of Spain, 2018
  • +67,000  digital professionals
    Barcelona Digital Talent, 2019

Quality of life

  • 3rd best city in Europe and 5th in the world
    Resonance Consulting, 2018
  • 4th most attractive city in the world for working abroad
    Boston Consulting Group, 2018
  • 6th European city most preferred by Millenials
    Nestpick, 2017
  • +2,500 sunshine hours per year

Business & Investment

  • 3rd best European city to set up a startup 
    Atomico, 2017
  • 3rd most attractive city in Europe for founders
    Startup Heatmap 2018
  • 5th European city by number of startups
    EU-Startups, 2018  
  • Best Southern European region for investment in 2018 and 2019
    Financial Times
  • Mobile World Capital 2012-2023
    GSMA
  • 5th European city for capital invested in technological startups
    The State of European Tech 2017

Life Sciences Hub

  • +1,000 life sciences companies
    Biocat Report, 2018
  • 1 new life sciences startup per week
    Biocat Report, 2018
  • 89 research entities
    Biocat Report, 2018
  • +50 international investors in life sciences companies
    Biocat Report, 2018
  • +220,000 jobs in life sciences
    Biocat Report, 2018
  • 4th European city for scientific production
    BarcelonaTech, UPC