In Barcelona-Catalonia, technology companies will join a network of more than 19,000 companies related to the ICT and digital sector, according to the report The Digital Economy in Catalonia by Catalonia Trade & Investment.
Companies such as Microsoft, PepsiCo, Nestlé, HP, and Porsche Digital have their Digital Innovation Hubs and operations centers in Catalonia. In fact, half of the 50 leading global innovative companies are present in Catalonia.
Furthermore, the presence of many renowned international tech events, prestigious R&D centers supporting tech transfer, clusters, and universities means we can safely say that digital is booming in Catalonia.
And the numbers are there to prove it. The digital sector, with a combined turnover of more than €29,000M, now represents 13.2% of the Catalan GDP. In fact, turnover of the ICT sector has increased by 8.2% compared to 2020 and by 31.0% in the last 5 years.
Not to mention that the number of companies in the ICT sector in Catalonia has increased by 12% in the last 5 years, above the Spanish average.
It’s noteworthy that, despite representing some 16% of Spain’s population, it is home to 22.2% of all ICT companies and 18.5% of workers within Spain as a whole.