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MWC 2018: Barcelona leads the Mobile revolution

2018 starts with an agenda full of events in Barcelona that have, as epicenter, the mobile sector

2018 starts with an agenda full of events in Barcelona that have, as epicenter, the mobile sector as agent of change for economic and social transformation in the new technologies field.

Mobile World Congress

The MWC is the meeting point for the industry leaders, as well as the best showcase for ideas and innovative projects in the mobile sector. The event, which will be held from 26th February  to 1st March 2018, at the Fira de Barcelona, it is expected to exceed the previous edition goals, which broke attendance records with 108,000 attendees and more than 208 participating countries, an increase of 7% compared to the previous year. As highlights, more than 6,100 CEOs from all around the world will attend plus the assistance of women will increased from 21% to 23%.

Around this event, with the most advanced technology,  other important events will take place too. The 4YFN, intended to promote and give visibility to emerging business projects, or the Mobile Week Barcelona, designed to show the most recent advances in technology, connectivity and access to information. Outreach sessions that will arrive also to the young ones, with the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo).

4YFN: Shuttle for startups

4YFN is the platform that enables startups and new mobile technology-related projects to come into contact with public institutions and investors as to generate new business opportunities or to create synergies. In this new edition, Barcelona Activa will have an stand that will gather 20 startups, linked to their incubation spaces and their entrepreneurship programs.

These companies, with projects that provide solutions in the sectors of energy, sustainable tourism, Big data in medicine and health or social cohesion, are added to the more than 22,000 projects that Barcelona Activa has given support to throughout 30 years :

BITPHY - www.bitphy.es
ATHLEPIC - www.athlepic.com
GASPORT - www.gasport.es
MANZANING - www.manzaning.com
DRIBO - www.dribo.es
GUIDD  - www.guidd.io
GUESTMATE - www.guestpilot.com
FOOT ANALYTICS - www.footanalytics.com
CHILDCARE ON - www.childcareon.com
BIEL GLASSES - www.bielglasses.com
COCOOKING - www.CoCooking.es
LITERUP - www.literup.com
FOTORAPORTO - www.fotoraporto.com
RAPID-MIX (REACTABLE) - www.rapidmix.goldsmithsdigital.com
GLOBAL PLANNING SOLUTIONS - www.gps-plan.com
NOBONE - www.nobone.es
WEFITTER - www.wefitter.com
SHARIFY - www.sharifyapp.com
AMALFI ANALYTICS - www.amalfianalytics.com
RATIONAL PIXELS - www.rationalpixels.com


Mobile World Week Barcelona, scene of the digital transformation

One of the initiatives of Mobile World Capital, is the Mobile Week Barcelona, a space open to the public to think about the digital transformation and its impact on society. It will take place from 15th to 24th February in several city areas. To do this, the event will bring together personalities from very different fields: scientists, philosophers, artists and professionals from different areas. For example, 22nd February, at 13:00h at the Technology Park of Barcelona Activa will take place the talk 'Ethics and artificial intelligence: visions & contradictions of the future' and a guided tour of the Technoloy Park  to learn about the innovation cluster.

Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona 2018, mobile also for the young ones

YoMo will receive more than 15,000 young people from across the country in what will be a huge exhibition of science and technology: hands-on activities, interactive workshops and much more. A unique opportunity to make both academic institutions and professional organizations to participate and to share its technology, brands, skills and ideas.  


YoMo, which will be held in la Farga de l' Hospitalet from 27th  February  to 2nd March  2018, collaborates with Barcelona Mobile World Capital through the mSchools program, an initiative in collaboration with the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council and GSMA.


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