Photo: Barcelona City Council

Photo: Barcelona City Council

Last modified: 27/11/2014

Catalan companies network at Hi-Tech Fair with 140 meetings

This is the largest technology and smart cities fair in China. Smart City Expo World Congress breaks participation records.

Seven Catalan companies and research centers participating in this year's Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, China, held more than 140 meetings with potential partners, investors and customers. This fair is the most important in the Chinese technology sector, getting 500,000 visitors and 2,500 investors. 

Catalan companies participating under the Barcelona Catalonia umbrella included Tronic ControlsCTRL4 ENVIRONatural MachinesSolutions TrilogiDatapixelRed Points, as well as research centre CTTCThey received more than 2,100 visitors

Barcelona, leader in the ICT sector 

Barcelona is a leader in mobile technology thanks to being the world mobile sector's capital, hosting events like the Mobile World Congress. But fairs and international conferences like the Smart City Expo about smart cities also helps this positioning. This year's event saw an increase in numbers compared to the last edition: 10,000 visitors, 242 exhibitors and 400 participating cities. 

The winners of the lastest EcoEmprendedorXXI awards for driving innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of clean technologies were announced during the event. The winners were AEInnovaTecnorturbines and Planet Biotech. 

Finally, commitments by the City Council to the smart cities sector has attracted companies like Adobe, which is setting up the first digital marketing laboratory for cities in the world. 

This public-private partnership aims to promote innovation and knowledge sharing and experiences about brand Barcelona, tourism, public services and economic and business growth, among others, via city branding and digital marketing. 

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