In Barcelona-Catalonia, technology companies will join a network of more than 23,450 companies related to the ICT and digital sector, a 6.5% increase compared to a year ago, 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 €34.780M, now represents 12.9% of the Catalan GDP. In fact, turnover in the ICT sector has increased by 15.3% compared with the previous year.
Not to mention that the number of companies in the ICT sector in Catalonia has increased by 9.3% over the five-year period.
The Catalan ICT sector stands out in Spain, with 22.6% of all the companies in the sector and 18.9% of the total number of workers in Spain.