Barcelona will host Bio€quity 2019, Europe’s main event for biotechnology investors

Bio€quity Europe 2019 will congregate the international biotechnology ecosystem in Barcelona from May 20th to 21st. For the first time ever, the Catalan capital will host the sector’s most important event; a platform for investors, venture capital firms, life sciences companies seeking capital and pharmaceutical licensing professionals.

Bio€quity Europe is co-organized by BioCentury and EBD Group with the support of the Host Regional Committee, which is comprised of four organizations: Catalonia Trade & Investment, Biocat, Ysios Capital, and CataloniaBio & HealthTech. You can register to attend Bio€quity Europe 2019 here.

Companies and entities of the Catalan BioRegion and members of ASEBIO (Spanish Bioindustry Association) will be able to obtain a permanent discount of €200 when registering, using the VIP code BEE19BIOREGION200

Now celebrating its 20th edition, Bio€quity Europe has showcased, in all its meetings, more than 800 leading European companies to thousands of investment and pharma business development professionals. Last edition gathered more than 550 delegates from 26 countries in Ghent (Belgium).

In the coming edition, Catalonia will have an outstanding opportunity to present its vibrant local life sciences sector.


Bio€quity Europe 2019 will be anchored by more than 80 investor-validated Presenting and Next Wave Companies. The presenting companies are independently chosen by BioCentury based on rigorous criteria, including fundraising validation and upcoming milestones informed by the conference's leading sponsors.

Bio€quity Europe 2019's programme will be as follows:


Sunday, May 19th 2019

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Welcome reception (Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center)

Monday, May 20th, 2019

8:00 am to 9:00 am Bio€quity registration opens (Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center)

9:00am to 6:00pm   Bio€quity program and company presentations

6:30pm to 7:00pm   Buses to evening event

7:00pm to 10:30pm Evening reception (Palau Reial de Pedralbes)

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

8:00 am to 9:00 am Bio€quity registration opens (Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center)

9:00am to 3:30pm   Bio€quity program and company presentations

3:30pm to 4:30pm   Closing reception 


More than 30 Catalan companies and entities have confirmed their presence at the event, including Alta Life Sciences, Aromic, Bionure, Grifols, IDP Pharma, Minoryx Therapeuctics, Oryzon Genomics, UPF Ventures or Zeclinics.

Catalonia, at the forefront in life sciences

With 871 companies and 89 research organizations in the field of life sciences, Catalonia has more pharmaceutical companies per capita than any other European country. At the same time, it ranks third in Biotech companies and is fourth in the ranking of Medtech companies per capita.

The life science industry turnover (€15,956 million euros in 2017) accounts for 7.1% of GDP in Catalonia and the sector employs 46,676 people.

In Catalonia, life sciences is the second field with the highest number of startups, right after Industry 4.0. In addition, Biotech & Pharma startups, together with Medtech and Fintech, attract higher investments than the rest of the sectors.

The investment attraction capacity of Catalonia in the field of life sciences is extremely high. Between 2013 and 2017, Catalonia attracted 28 foreign investment projects in this sector, creating 1,543 jobs and representing an investment of 670 million euros.

With 67.2% of all the capital investment, the life sciences sector in Catalonia is showing the highest level of investment in Spain.

Bio€quity Europe 2019

When? May 20-21, 2019

Where? Crowne Plaza Hotel

Av. de Rius i Taulet, 1-3, 08004 Barcelona

Discover the life sciences sector in Catalonia