Research centres in Barcelona

  • ALBA Synchrotron light facility
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • National Genome Analysis Centre
  • Barcelona Biomedical Research Park
  • CERCA Centres

    CERCA Centres

    Created around a university system, CERCA centres enjoy a home-grown model of Independence and flexibility and conduct cutting-edge research aiming for scientific and economic impact onand improvements to social and individual well-being.

  • CSIC centres in Barcelona - Scientific and technological progress

    CISC Centres

    As the biggest public institution in Spain and the third biggest in Europe, the Spanish National Research Council (CISC) works towards developing scientific and technological progress.

  • iCrea, an institution for the growth of research


    A talent-hiring programme that helps to attract and keep the best researchers from around Catalonia since 2001. ICREA employs 258 researchers in all fields of knowledge, from philosophers to astrophysicists, that perform their research in 49 different host institutions in Catalonia.

  • Bellvitge University Hospital

    Hospital institutions

    They provide support for health centres in research, scientific-and medicinal training and the development of knowledge, promoting links with universities, institutions and industries around the world.

  • TECNIO Centres

    TECNIO technology centres

    These are expert technological centres forindustrial research and technology transfer. They contribute to a new model, based on innovation, excellence and differential technology.

  • IRTA


    This institute contributes to the competitiveness, modernisation and sustainable development of the food, agricultural and aquaculture sector which helps to improve people's well-being

  • Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute

    Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)

    The Josep Carreras Institute is one of the few monographic centres dedicated to the fight against leukaemia. Its objective is to find new treatments, improve the lives of patients and create international synergies.

  • ACER


    The Catalan Association of Research Bodies (ACER) aims to establish Catalonia as an international benchmark in all areas of knowledge, focusing its activities on RD.