Talent and knowledge, always on hand
The sector has easy access to specialized and competitively priced talent thanks to 50 university degrees being available in the Catalan university system and over 60 dual vocational training qualifications.
In fact, 16% of all Catalan graduates leave university with an engineering degree, the majority in the following specializations: Industry 4.0 engineering, ICT engineering, chemical engineering, and aeronautical engineering.
Furthermore, the excellence of the local university offer is recognized by its presence among the top 10 International universities.
The sector is also backed up by a wide support system comprising 14 training centers and universities and 32 tech and research centers. What’s more, it is the only region in Spain with three specialized automotive centers.
There are also 21 professional associations and 13 industrial clusters, which all work to add dynamism and future to the engineering sector in Catalonia.
Trade fairs keeping the industry ahead
Ensuring that the industry can build a cohesive network of connected professionals, showcase both locally and internationally the work being done, and stay ahead of the technological advances in engineering, the sector is energized by having three specialized trade fairs – the Forum Industria 4.0, Advanced Factories and BCN Industry. Moreover, several other related fairs also give added value to the sector.