Skip to main content

More internationalization. After BIO Chicago, the top global biotech event in which 47 Catalan companies and organizations participated, there are new promotion and partnering opportunities on the horizon for companies and research bodies in Catalonia: the Barcelona Economic Symposiums at the Shanghai Expo and a technology mission to Ontario and Quebec.

The Barcelona City Council and Biocat are organizing a delegation to participate in the Barcelona Economic Symposiums at the Shanghai Expo, from 3 to 7 July 2010, in order to present the city and region’s economic and innovation potential to Chinese companies and institutions.

The Shanghai Universal Exposition, which runs from 1 May through 31 October, will include participation from 200 nations and 70 million visitors (some 450,000 visitors each day), making it the most visited universal exposition in history.

Barcelona has been chosen, alongside 50 other cities from around the world, to have its own space in the urban best practices area. The city projects to be presented include Ciutat Vella and 22@Barcelona.

In this space, Biocat will present the BioRegion of Catalonia and its opportunities for investors, partners and companies looking to internationalize in Europe on 6 July.

The delegation’s agenda includes visits to two science and technology parks in the region: Zizhu Science-based Industrial Park and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park.

More information about the Shanghai area.

CONNECT-Canada project

Additionally, ACC1Ó, with support from the Center for Industrial Technology Development (CDTI) and Biocat, is driving the CONNECT-Canada project and a technology mission to Ontario and Quebec for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

The CONNECT-Canada project –which has received support from the CDTI EUROINGENIO fund– focuses on helping Catalan companies become more competitive in a global environment through collaboration in R&D&i projects with partners from strategically selected regions.

The project has three phases:

  • Prior consultancy sessions with an expert from the country, who will visit Barcelona to hold interviews and work with selected participating companies. Moreover, they will study the profile of Canadian companies that will participate in meetings during the mission.
  • Trip/mission, 4 to 9 July 2010, to Quebec and Ontario. The technology mission will promote meetings with chosen partners to develop joint projects eligible for Canadeka funding (CDTI). However eligibility for this funding is not a prerequisite to participate in the mission.
  • Post-mission follow-up through the ACC1Ó Business Promotion Center in the destination country and personalized advisory assistance from ACC1Ó. 

Participation in this project is nearly completely subsidized, making the final cost per company approximately 2,100 euros.  

Feel free to contact us with any questions or doubts:
Biocat • Montse Daban • • Tel. 93 310 33 30


Sign up for our newsletters

Stay up-to-date on the latest news, events and trends in the BioRegion.