Founded by the University of Barcelona in 1997, the Parc Científic Barcelona, or Barcelona Science Park, is a major center for innovation and scientific research in the city. Internationally recognized for its successful creation of an open dialogue between science and society, the center provides workspace for businesses and holds a variety of scientific activities throughout the year. But what’s this famous place all about? Read on to discover the Barcelona Science Park and its important contribution to the city.
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Located on the campus of the University of Barcelona in Les Corts, the Barcelona Science Park is home to more than seventy scientific research groups and the latest in research technology. They have offices equipped with high-quality facilities for experiments and advanced research. They also offer all the other services that research companies might need so that they can concentrate on their research including maintenance, cleaning, laundry of laboratory clothing, reception, communications, waste management, and more. With 4 research centers and 30,000 square meters of laboratory space, it’s one of the very best places in Barcelona to conduct any kind of scientific or technological research.
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More than just a research facility, the Barcelona Science Park is a huge business space. Over 2,000 highly qualified research personnel work inside the park’s 9,130 square meters of offices and 21,000 square meters of other work areas. More than seventy different businesses work within the Barcelona Science Park, which leads to an astounding diversity in the work environment while creating an unparalleled opportunity for career networking among employees. The working spaces inside are personalized for each business’s needs and are adaptable to the various stages of business development. They even have an auditorium, several meeting rooms, a restaurant, and a garden, so the coworking environment is the best of its kind.
In addition to research and business facilities, the Barcelona Science Park offers more than 120 activities each year with nearly 6,000 participants. These activities are aimed at the promotion of scientific culture and new jobs in science-related fields. They’re a great place to network within the scientific community and often include debates, experiment workshops, and science fairs.
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