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Newsletter 22@Barcelona
07/10

Monthly Edition
 
 
UPDATE JULIOL / UPDATE JULIO / JULY UPDATE
 

The month of June focused on innovation, entrepreneurship  and funding, as the 1st edition of Bizbarcelona , was held the third week of the month at the Montjuïc fairgrounds. This week was devoted to the entrepreneurship, business growth, internationalization and innovation of the city of Barcelona and included a variety of different events with record attendance.

Additionally, Economic Promotion Week was held in Shanghai at the Shanghai Universal Exposition. This event was organized by the Barcelona City Council’s Economic Promotion Department and received a visit from a delegation headed by Jordi William Carnes, deputy mayor and president of 22@Barcelona, which aimed to strengthen relations with Asia and consolidate Barcelona’s position as the gateway to Europe.

Finally, we are once again pleased with the incorporation rate of new companies in the district. The latest to decide to move are Reparalia, which offers integral home services; Ineco Tifsa, from the transport sector, particularly railway development; and Sellbytel, which will move to the district starting 16 July.


 
L’ACTUALITAT AL DISTRICTE / ACTUALIDAD EN EL DISTRITO / NEWS IN THE DISTRICT
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TEMA DEL MES / TEMA DEL MES / TOPIC OF THE MONTH:
 
Bizbarcelona brings together more than 12,000 people

The first edition of bizbarcelona, which took place on 16 and 17 June, closed its doors after receiving more than 12,000 visitors, consolidating Barcelona as a benchmark in entrepreneurial initiative and business growth both on a local and an international level. The Day of the Entrepreneur had nearly twice as many visitors as last year and 2,000 people participated in HIT Barcelona.

Over these two days, Fira de Barcelona on Montjuïc welcomed entrepreneurs, investors and companies that have had the opportunity to participate in more than 300 activities. In total, there were more than 500 speakers and experts and more than 1,400 advisory actions took place.

The bizbarcelona project decided to hold the different events focusing on entrepreneurialism and innovation in the city over the span of one week in order to consolidate Barcelona’s international leadership in these two areas. The initiative was led by the Barcelona City Council, the Government of Catalonia, the Government of Spain, the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, the Barcelona County Government and “la Caixa”.

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NOTÍCIES / NOTICIAS / NEWS:
 
  • 2a edition of HiT Barcelona has more than 2,000 visitors, 25% investors: The second global gathering on knowledge, revolutionary ideas and great business opportunities received a total of 2,083 visitors from 31 countries, surpassing the initial expectations.
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  • 2010 22@Network Awards: On 10 June, the General Assembly of the 22@Network was held, after which the award ceremony to present the 2010 22@Network Awards took place. These awards are given out yearly in recognition of those companies and institutions that have contributed to the Association’s success.
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  • Barcelona holds 2nd APTE General Assembly: On Friday 18 June, the 2nd APTE General Assembly took place in Barcelona, organized by 22@Barcelona. During the Assembly, in addition to naming a new Executive Committee, new members were approved for a total of 81.  This new Executive Committee is made up of 12 members, headed by Felipe Romera as president and Josep Miquel Piqué, managing director of 22@Barcelona, as vice-president.
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INICIATIVES EN CURS / INICIATIVAS EN CURSO / ONGOING PROJECTS:
 
  • Second power station to go online in 2011: The station will have an advanced ice accumulation system, allowing for the production of cooling energy during off-peak hours to be distributed at a later time and will have two large ice deposits with a total capacity of 80,000 kWh. This will allow the system to meet peak demand over the coming years. 
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  • Barcelona I International Corporate Universities Forum: “I International Corporate Universities Forum- ICUF” is an essential meeting point in Barcelona for top-level strategy and executive education managers of companies from all around the world and it’s addressed especially to senior managers of multinational corporations who are in charge of the strategy and management of executive education.
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ACTIVITATS DE LES EMPRESES DEL DISTRICTE / ACTIVIDADES DE LAS EMPRESAS DEL DISTRITO / NEWS FROM COMPANIES IN THE DISTRICT
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  • UPC starts up new Master’s focusing on innovation: On October 15, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia will start up their new Executive MBI (Master in Business Innovation), in order to foster innovation and entrepreneurship as key factors in business management and success.
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  • Rovira i Virgili University joins Barcelona Digital Council: The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) has joined the Council of Barcelona Digital, a technology center specializing in ICT R&D&i. With this agreement, the URV will take on a more prominent role in the council and the Barcelona Digital Technology Center will improve its dynamization model and excellence in applied research, on which it works closely with the university. 
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  • El grup immobiliari Castellví inicia la segona fase de construcció del 22@Business Park: This second part includes four new buildings and 46.000 square meters of surface that means it is one of the most significant business complexes of the district. Within the new buildings there are the corporate headquarters of the Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT) and the Bassat Ogilvy communication group.
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NOVES INCORPORACIONS / NUEVAS INCORPORACIONES / NEW ARRIVALS
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  • Reparalia:
    Reparalia, S.A., a leader in integral home assistance services that belongs to the British HomeServe group, has established their new offices in the Diagonal 22@ building, with a staff of 46 employees. The area’s good public and private transport connections, in addition to its technological infrastructure, space and the building’s energy efficiency, were key factors in their choice to move to the district. 
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  • INECO TIFSA:
    The INECO TIFSA group has chosen the 22@Barcelona district to establish their new offices, from which they provide services related to the construction of the AVE line from Barcelona to Figueres. Proximity to the construction area has been a decisive motive in their decision to choose the 22@ district, allowing them to follow the project more closely, while making use of all the necessary technology available in the district.
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  • Sellbytel:
    Sellbytel, a company specializing in customer service and the outsourcing of business and sales support services, will inaugurate their new offices in the Diagonal 197 building on 16 July. With this new facility, the company, which belongs to the Omnicom communication group, will expand their presence in the city of Barcelona. 

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ALERTES / ALERTAS / CALLS
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R&D&i Deductions. Ministry of Economy and Finance:
Business-tax deductions for companies that have carried out Research and Development and technological innovation projects. Depending on the type of expenses and level of innovation involved, these deductions range from 8% to 42%, which could mean savings of thousands of euros per year.
Deadline: 26 july 2010.
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Environmental Deductions. Ministry of Economy and Finance :
Business-tax deductions for companies that have carried out projects to improve environmental aims. Depending on the fiscal year in which the investment was made, these deductions range from 2% to 8%.
Deadline: 26 july 2010.
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"Urban contest “KBXXI: The 21st Century Kamishibai”:
The Sustainability and Architecture Association (ASA) in collaboration with the Government of Catalonia’s Department of the Environment and Housing, the Barcelona City Council, the Official Association of Architects and the 22@Network, is holding an architecture and sustainability contest entitled “KBXXI: The 21st Century Kamishibai” for the 22@Barcelona district."
Deadline: 1 september 2010.
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22@UPDATE BREAKFAST
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Breakfast juny 2010

NEXT EDITION on THURSDAY 15 JULY 2010: 'Creating and managing technology-based companies: success stories”.

AGENDA
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  • 13 july 2010:
    Networking  Day "Researching for biomedical devices design and prototyping":
    TheGREP,  Grup de Recerca en Enginyeria de Producte, Procés i Producció, in collaboration with University of Girona, presents the european project IREBID for the international exchange in researching for biomedical devices design and prototyping.

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  • 15 july 2010:
    Innocash Day for the reverse technology transfer:
    The Genoma España foundation organizes a conference in Barcelona to present the Innocash program for the reverse technology transfer:  "Valorando la investigación, financiando la innovación", adressed to research and technology transfer organizations, innovative companies, investors and venture capital groups.

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  • 15 july 2010:
    Invitation to July 22@Update Breakfast:
    Often people who have an idea to create a technology-based company face problems in carrying it out: what are the necessary steps to set up a company? How do you manage this type of company?
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  • 27 - 28 de september 2010:
    Barcelona I International Corporate Universities Forum:

    “I International Corporate Universities Forum- ICUF” is an essential meeting point in Barcelona for top-level strategy and executive education managers of companies from all around the world and it’s addressed especially to senior managers of multinational corporations who are in charge of the strategy and management of executive education. 

    More information...


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