BCN Industry 4.0 Hub

Description / Objectives

Boost to the digitalization of local industry.

Technology continues to revolutionise industry. The fourth industrial revolution is based on the real time availability of all relevant information about a product. That information is provided by a network which has access to the entire value chain through the combination of different technologies: the Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data, cybersecurity and digital manufacturing.

This is possible thanks to the digitalisation and unity of all production units and organisations in an economy.

Industry 4.0 has five main principles. The first is vertical networking, consisting of the interconnection of the cyber-physical system.

Secondly, virtualisation, whereby the real world is read by sensors and transformed into virtual images.

Decentralisation is another principle, whereby decision-making is carried out by cyber-physical systems and predictive models.

Another defining trait is real time response, which consists of capturing information, processing and decision making.

Finally, customer orientation, which is possible thanks to the fact that industry 4.0 is designed to establish direct feedback between user, product and the person who designed it.

Barcelona City Council wants to promote the creation of platforms and collaborative work between companies and relevant industry bodies. The aim is to boost industry digitalisation and the collaboration of engineers, manufacturers, technology providers, associations, research centres, universities and the municipal government to identity, develop and promote best practices in the field of industry 4.0.


Maker Faire Barcelona devotes its programme to the circular economy

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 12:12

Technology. Hundreds of local and international makers will be sharing their Society 4.0 projects at the Maker Faire on 5 and 6 October. This year's event is being held at Nau Bostik in Sant Andreu.

City commitment to the 2030 Agenda

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 11:51

2030 Agenda. An institutional and public drive to fulfil the seventeen sustainable development goals.

Michael Donaldson Carbón. Comissionat d’Innovació Digital, Administració Electrònica i Bon Govern de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona

Barcelona appoints a new commissioner for Digital Innovation, e-Government and Good Governance

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 10:07

The new commissioner, Michael Donaldson Carbón, is part of the third Deputy Mayor’s Office for the 2030 Agenda, Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, led by Laia Bonet.

Ateneu de Fabricació Digital, Parc tecnològic, Nou Barris, Barcelona

A digital manufacturing and learning centre opens in Nou Barris

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:38

Smart City. A digital production centre for citizens, the education community and enterprise.


I Convocatoria d'arts i tecnologia per a joves creadors 'La Roda'

From 07/01/2020 to 24/01/2020
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)

Trobada 'Desenvolupem projectes 3D'

From 22/01/2020 to 25/03/2020
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)

Portes obertes 'Meetups'

Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)
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