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Cartell que anuncia el repte Barcelona-Kobe 2020.

Barcelona and the Japanese city of Kobe convene the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge, a data visualization competition to identify the challenges of smart cities. The call for projects starts on the 14th of September.


 Woman using a laptop on the floor of her house.

The “What if...? series of virtual conversations #desdecasa”, organised by the Fundació BIT Habitat, has attracted more than four thousand viewers, who also had the opportunity to participate and reflect in real time with the expert speakers. The series has tackled how to reformulate our digital environments to adapt to the new future brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Un home treballant amb dos ordinadors.

El confinament ens ha submergit de cop en el teletreball. L’excepcionalitat provocada per la Covid-19 ha posat de manifest que la transformació digital és necessària i que cal reinventar-nos com a professionals i reciclar el mercat laboral. En parlem al quart i últim diàleg virtual del cicle “I si...? Cicle de converses i reflexions #desdecasa”, que té com a convidats Genís Roca, expert internacional en l’àmbit de la transformació digital i de la societat de la informació, i Mar Galtés, periodista i autora del llibre Barcelona Startup.



The call for the World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe is published

Mon, 22/06/2020 - 11:52

The World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe is a contest with two successful previous editions organized by the city councils of Barcelona and Kobe.

New subsidies for urban innovation projects

Wed, 10/06/2020 - 12:54

Digital innovation. Subsidies of up to 80% will go to winning projects with budgets no greater than 100,000 euros and which can be executed in a year.

Digital innovation to tackle Covid-19

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 19:06

Innovation. Over 17,400 individual protective items have been manufactured in a joint effort with the maker community.

Petjada ambiental sector tecnològic

Challenge to reduce the environmental footprint of the technology sector

Thu, 16/04/2020 - 14:05

Climate emergency. The Digital Future Society will be awarding 80,000 euros to the two best projects put forward by companies from all around the world.

MWC, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 2019, Smart City

Barcelona strengthens its standing as host of the Mobile World Congress

Wed, 15/04/2020 - 20:54

Smart City. Agreement to extend the MWC contract for another year until 2024 and start organising the next edition.

Call for donations of material for the digital production of protective medical equipment

Wed, 01/04/2020 - 15:40

COVID-19. The donations will help materials to be produced using 3D printing.

A further boost for science and knowledge in the city

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 18:07

Culture and free time. Four million euros will be allocated to the Barcelona Science Plan 2020-2023 during this term of office.

Barcelona opts for technological humanism and digital innovation at Tech4SDG

Wed, 26/02/2020 - 09:21

Held as part of Tech Spirit Barcelona, on 24 and 25 February, Tech4SDG featured 4 sessions for discussing and debating how technology can meet social and environmental challenges linked to the 2030 Agenda SDGs.

Tech Spirit Barcelona

Tech Spirit Barcelona brings enterprise together in the city

Wed, 19/02/2020 - 13:03

City Council. Following the cancellation of the MWC and the 4YFN, this series of entrepreneur-centred meetings is being organised from 23 to 27 February.

Pla Barcelona Ciència

Seven projects to strengthen the city’s science network

Fri, 07/02/2020 - 17:13

City Council. The first grant call by the Barcelona Science Plan has an overall value of one million euros.

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