Universitat de Barcelona
Parc Científic Barcelona
Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) is a meeting point for university, society and business. It was promoted by Universitat de Barcelona to establish collaboration formulas that could facilitate the dialogue and exchange between these three agents, and currently has more than 2.500 professionals focusing on research, development and innovation.
Built in 1997, it was the first science park in Spain. Today it is an international example concerning innovation. Universitat de Barcelona's support has allowed that multiple institutions and companies developing high-level research tasks could be located in the same area.
Its mission is to encourage innovation, especially in life sciences, and to use R&D in order to turn the obtained knowledge into local economic development and social welfare.
- To foster high-quality research taking advantage of a wide technological offer.
- To invigorate university-business relations.
- To encourage the set-up of new enterprises and research institutes.
- To promote science dissemination and the improvement of society's scientific culture.
The PCB model
Parc Científic de Barcelona holds 3 institutes and numerous research groups, more than 75 businesses and a wide variety of technologies in support of research. The coexistence of university research centres, institutional centres, and companies encourages contacts and collaboration agreements and turns Parc Científic de Barcelona into an environment that boosts knowledge transfer, strengthens the set-up of technology-based enterprises and favours other forms of cooperation such as, for example, public-private research partnerships, joint ventures and also consortia through which joint research projects can be carried out. All this potential attracts external companies that regard their presence at PCB as a good opportunity to promote their R&D activity.
The consolidation of the project
In 2011, Parc Científic de Barcelona has consolidated its project with the second and last construction phase, amounting to a developed surface of 96.000 m2.
This expansion will bring an increase in the number of enterprises, institutes, research groups, technologies and R&D professionals, who will be up to 4.500 by 2012-2013.
- Instituto Politécnico Nacional
- Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Universidad de Cantabria
- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas
- Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- Universidade de Coimbra
- Universitat de Barcelona
- Universidad de São Paulo
- Universidad de Buenos Aires
- Universitat de València
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Universidad de Antioquia
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
- Universidade do Porto
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
- Universitat Politècnica de València