The life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia has attracted more interest than nearly any other from national and international investors, with spectacular growth (x4) over the past five years. In 2022, companies in the BioRegion of Catalonia secured €445 million in investment, 77% in venture capital (VC), reaffirming the position of Barcelona and Catalonia among the top 10 best regions to invest in Europe.
Fast growth of investment
secured by startups and scaleups in the BioRegion in 2022
growth in investment over past 5 years
invested in the 1st megaround in the BioRegion (Impress, 2022)
Increasingly attractive for foreign capital
International VC firms’ investment in the BioRegion grew x3 between 2018 and 2022, with over +110 unique investors. VC firms that specialize in the life sciences established in the ecosystem have built an extensive, solid network of international connections, which have generated investment valued at €2.1 billion (€560 million in Catalan companies).
of investment in VC rounds includes international firms (2022)
international firms have invested in the BioRegion
specialized investment companies (of 66 active)
Find the best projects to invest in
Our knowledge of research projects and startups in the BioRegion allows us to advise VCs and corporates looking to invest, as well as helping startups and spinoffs looking for funding. All of these stakeholders have a meeting place in the Invest BioRegion Portal.
These programs bring portfolios of entrepreneurship projects and startups in the BioRegion to national and international companies and investors.
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For companies and research bodies with investment ready projects.