Both Catalonia’s administration and its dynamic business community rapidly saw the value of forming one of the major cluster programs in Europe.
With 30 years of experience in cluster policy, 27 clusters are home to 2,700 firms, generating €70,000 million and standing out as a benchmark in European cluster policy.
The value of experience in cluster policy
This accumulated experience in business clusters in Europe means that Catalonia has attracted major international players such as the TCI Network, the global cluster practitioners’ network, and the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence, as well as other class-leading knowledge institutions.
One of the major clusters in Europe thanks to pro-business administration
Cluster policy here responds to the Catalan government's diverse, pro-business economic policy to promote Catalonia internationally.
Our clusters, major sources of sectorial knowledge, create the ideal ecosystem to connect businesses in similar fields, research institutions, universities, and other key stakeholders with similar strategic challenges.
Multiple advantages powered by clusters
By allowing companies to connect locally and globally, Catalan clusters are the ideal tool to help them generate and run collaborative projects with sufficient critical mass to compete globally.
Furthermore, as they concentrate on key industries in Europe and Spain, international companies and investors can easily access the resources of a dynamic network of specialized partners and industry-related suppliers, providers, and associations.
Major clusters in Barcelona-Catalonia
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTERS
WATER AND ENERGY CLUSTERS
DESIGN MANUFACTURING CLUSTERS
CROSS-CUTTING INDUSTRIES CLUSTERS