FAST-TRACK programme TO BARCELONA-CATALONIA LIFE SCIENCE HUB

Competition for companies expanding into spanish speaking markets

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Join the competition and connect to key players in Barcelona-Catalonia

Clara
Campàs
Managing Partner & co-founder
Asabys

As the founder of one of Spain’s most active leading investors, Clara is a leading voice in the country’s life sciences sector.

Fina
Lladós
General Manager Iberia
Amgen

AMGEN is the 9th most valuable Biotech company in the world, with Fina being responsible for the firm’s operations in Iberia.

José
Terencio
VP Innovation
Grifols

With 26 years of experience in the Pharma Industry, José is currently VP of Innovation at Grifols, the major biotech company in Spain.

Xavier
Luria
Regulatory
DDR

Former Head of Safety and Efficacy of Medicines at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and currently in charge of DDR’s regulatory department in Europe.

Robert
Fabregat
CEO
Biocat

Robert leads Biocat’s efforts in consolidating Catalonia as one of the most important healthcare innovation hubs in Europe.

HOW DOES THE COMPETITION WORK?

The health expenditure of all Spanish-speaking markets is worth $276B. This is a market too big to avoid, and Catalonia is the gateway to make it happen for your company. Growing life sciences business requires specific talent and often labs, two key assets that the Barcelona-Catalonia BioRegion can offer at incredibly efficient rates.

Catalonia Trade and Investment will select 10 companies that will receive VIP support to land in Barcelona-Catalonia. The main stages of the programme are:

  • EXPERT PANEL SESSION: Companies will pitch their projects to a panel of experts and will receive advice on how to enter in Catalonia and Spanish-speaking markets.
  • MARKET ACCESS SESSION: The selected companies will also participate in a session about market access organized with an international advisory firm, specialized in Spain and Latin America.

Stages of the competition

OPEN CALL
November 22 - December 19
2021
SELECTION
December 20
2021
EXPERT PANEL
January 18
2022
MARKET ACCESS SESSION
February
2022
SOFT LANDING

Barcelona-Catalonia is one of Europe’s top locations in life sciences:

Gateway to the spanish speaking market and beyond

Spain is the 2nd biggest investor in Latin America, has a large network of Double Taxation Agreements and benefits from an extremely tax-efficient holding regime to structure investments in the region.

Access to a vibrant network of global players

Catalonia hosts 12 of the largest life sciences global companies, and concentrates over 50% of Spanish pharma and biotech activity. Spain ranks 4th worldwide in number of clinical trials, half of them being conducted in Catalonia.

Access to highly skilled talent

Barcelona is the 1st Science City in the South of Europe (Nature Index, 2020), with 94 life sciences organizations, 800 research groups and 25,000 researchers.

Competitive operating costs

Barcelona’s operating costs are 29.7% lower than in other top European life sciences clusters (fDi Intelligence), which contributed to a tenfold increase in investment since 2010.

The winners will get:

  • Advice from a VIP panel on how to make use of Catalonia’s unique position as a platform to access the Spanish and Latin American markets.
  • Dedicated session with prominent market access international advisory firm: Alira Health.
  • Introductions to investors, large corporates, and suppliers in the Catalan life sciences sector.
  • Support in connecting with the region’s vast life sciences talent pool and obtaining fast track visas for international mobility.
  • Exclusive and bespoke insights about the talent market trends to foster your strategy.
  • Special conditions to open new premises in Barcelona-Catalonia, as well as legal, tax, recruitment, and location advice.
  • Organization of visits to Catalonia to learn in-person about the assets of the region.

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