IBEC is one of the research centres that are transforming Barcelona into a global science hub: this was the rationale behind the visit on Thursday of 25 members of Barcelona Global, the association that aims to make Barcelona a magnet for talent and economic activity.
The delegates enjoyed a viewing of IBEC’s video, a general presentation of the institute from director Josep Samitier, and then a short tour of the some of IBEC’s laboratories.
The visit was part of an initiative to bring Barcelona Global’s members to the leading research centers in the city that are contributing to its status as a global science hub. As well as visiting IBEC, the delegates also went to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
Barcelona Global is a private, non-profit association made up of 130 of the city’s companies, research centers, entrepreneurs, business schools, universities and cultural institutions. Its aim is to make Barcelona world-class for entrepreneurship, research, tourism, culture and social impact by promoting projects and initiatives that accelerate this objective.