Research and knowledge

  • Fab labs

    Fab labs aim to stimulate creativity and local talent, experimentation, research and combined learning.
  • Barcelona Biomedical Research Park

    The park, with 55,000 square metres on the Barcelona waterfront, has become one of the main biomedical research hubs in southern Europe. It employs over 1,300 people hailing from more than 50 countries.

  • Cibernàrium

    One of the programmes by Barcelona Activa for training and the promotion of technology for professionals and businesses.
  • Cibernàrium Satellites

    Cibernàrium satellites are spaces at Barcelona's libraries where Cibernàrium runs activities for IT beginners and internet users.
  • National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG)

    Large-scale genome analysis projects are carried out at the CNAG which help to improve people's health and quality of life.

  • Alba Synchrotron

    This is Europe's benchmark infrastructure for conducting X-ray research on samples

  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

    The BSC's mission is to carry out research and develop information technologies that facilitate scientific progress. It houses the Mare Nostrum supercomputer, the most energy-efficient in Europe.

  • Barcelona University Centre (BCU)

    The BCU offers the foreign university and scientific community information and advice on finding accommodation, studying, living and doing research in Barcelona.

  • EscoLab

    EscoLab opens the doors of the country's leading laboratories and research centres, offering the chance to communicate with researchers.
  • CodeClub

    CodeClub is a network of computer programming clubs aimed at children.
  • Biomedical Research Park
  • National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG)
  • Alba Synchrotron
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC)
  • Barcelona University Centre
  • Barcelona, with 90 research centres and over 400 established research groups, stands out in clinical research and human health.

  • Barcelona is committed to biotechnology, which plays a key role in the pharmaceutical sector today.

  • Catalunya has 215 hospitals, 13 of which are engaged in important research work.

  • With over thirty, first-class, international and business schools, Barcelona is an important destination for education and training.

  • In Barcelona and Catalonia there are over 100,000 students of all nationalities and from all continents studying at the various levels of university and graduate education.

  • The Spanish pharmaceutical sector is mainly concentrated in Catalonia, where 45% of the pharmaceutical laboratories in Spain can be found.

  • The Barcelona area has an extended network of university hospitals, including the Hospital Clínic, Hospital de Bellvitge, Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu, Hospital del Mar and Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol.

  • Barcelona has one of the largest university communities, with 196,604 students and 12,344 lecturers at 7 universities offering 317 degree courses.

  • With 500 years of university history behind it, Barcelona is committed to offering quality and tradition in its university studies.

  • UAB Research Park

    UAB Research Park (PRUAB)

    A science park with eight independent institutes and centres conducting research in five broad areas. Find out more!

    Barcelona Centre for Regenerative Medicine

    Barcelona Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CMRB)

    The CMRB carries out research on human embryo stem cells to treat degenerative diseases.

    Centre for Genomic Regulation

    Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

    The CRG conducts biomedical research, especially in genomics and proteomics, with researchers from all over the world.

    Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia

    Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia (IBEC)

    Specialises in bioengineering research and its medical applications.

    Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Services

    Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Services (ICCC)

    The ICCC carries out cardiovascular and heart disease research with a high level of international competition.

    Biomedical Research Institute

    Biomedical Research Institute (IRB)

    The IRB is a very dynamic centre of excellence devoted to basic and applied biomedical research. Some of its biggest successes have been achieved in cancer research.

    AIDS Research Institute

    AIDS Research Institute (IrsiCaixa)

    The institute's goal is to help improve knowledge, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS in order to eradicate the epidemic.

    Barcelona Public Health Agency

    Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB)

    A public body set up to manage the public health and environmental services in Barcelona.