Home of International Tech events, Barcelona has become the world’s mobile capital and acts as an international hub for business, innovation and talent.
This year the Mobile World Congress, held on the 2-5th March 2015, was attended by 90,000 visitors from 201 countries and featured conferences lead by industry and thought leaders such as: Mark Zuckerberg (Founder, Chairman & CEO of Facebook), Tom Wheeler (Chairman of FCC), Brian Krzanich (CEO of Intel), Mitchel Baker (Executive Chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation) and Jimmy Wales (Founder of Wikipedia). But above all we have to remember that Barcelona will keep on hosting this event until 2018, which is a unique opportunity for this Smart city leader in technology.
The opportunities created by the mobile sector are not limited to holding the international conference, but have been built around a public-private
ecosystem to promote studies of software development and digital solutions, for young people in the sector as well as the development of mobile businesses, such as business applications.
The 22@ Barcelona district is where most of the buzz is generated, a meeting place and innovation hotbed, built on the foundations of an old warehouse district. Barcelona Technology School is proud to be located in the heart of the 22@ district. A technological neighborhood that includes the most important digital clusters as well as Barcelona mobile world capital head quarters.
In southern Europe, Barcelona leads the way in adopting Information and Communication Technologies and has one of the highest digital penetration rates in homes and businesses, as well as eGovernment. There are 2,150 ICT-sector businesses here, 1,210 technology parks and research centers, and 9 internationally recognized science facilities, such as the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre.
Last year Barcelona won a pioneer award in Europe at the 2014 Innovation Convention in Brussels. The city has been declared the European Capital of Innovation by the European Commission.
Barcelona Technology School is taking part on this Digital ecosystem that the city is building by it’s own technological evolution. Thanks to that opportunity, BTS is taking the lead and empowering the next Digital Talent, a talent ready to work for the key internet and digital companies.
Barcelona is an open and cosmopolitan city. The Catalan capital is ranked among the top cities in the world for quality of life, safety, security and equality. It is a city where it is easy to live well. A healthy city with a Mediterranean climate, green spaces and local food. Living in Barcelona guarantees a good quality of life.
These are just some of the reasons why BTS is part of the ecosystem and the ideal place to jump starts your digital career.