Both Catalonia’s administration and its dynamic business community rapidly saw the value in forming one of the major cluster programs in Europe.
With now 30 years of experience in cluster policy, 26 clusters are home to 2,600 firms, representing 30% of Catalan GDP, and standing out as a benchmark in cluster policy in Europe.
The value of experience in cluster policy
This accumulated experience in business clusters in Europe means that Catalonia has been able to attract 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 aimed at promoting 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 that have the sufficient critical mass to compete on a global stage.
Furthermore, as they concentrate 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