Innomads joins Barcelona Tech City to drive innovation and accelerate development in the real estate sector
Both organizations will strive to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration between corporates and startups in order to build an ecosystem that faces the sector’s challenges.
Barcelona, June 9th, 2020 – Following this agreement, Innomads becomes a Corporate Partner of Barcelona Tech City, the association that represents more than 1,000 companies in the digital and technological sector in Barcelona and contributes to present the city as one of the main tech hubs internationally.
The agreement seeks to promote union between corporates and startups in the real estate sector, especially in terms of innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration, and to address the new challenges that arise. To achieve so, they would ease the access to knowledge and technology to a sector that is being redefined.
For Innomads, being part of Barcelona Tech City means being at the forefront of the latest technologies and trends. “The digital and social transformation involves new forms of life and work that are changing the way we interact with the spaces. Companies in the sector must generate value to be relevant in the future”, says Mireia Garcia, CEO of Innomads.
Innomads is an innovation hub in the real estate sector that connects and supports companies, startups and investors in the ecosystem in building the future and taking advantage of the digital transformation opportunities in the redesigning of workspaces.
“As we see, the application of technology in the real estate sector is being fundamental in its development and will have an essential role in the future of the industry as a whole. Through this partnership, we commit to advance in Proptech and face the challenges of the sector with the adoption of business methodologies typical of startups and the incorporation of technologies such as Blockchain, Big Data or Virtual and Augmented Reality, just to mention some”, says Miquel Martí, CEO of Barcelona Tech City.
Innomads is a real estate innovation hub that connects the different players of the ecosystem to evolve business models and define new services and products that respond to the new ways of life and work.
Innomads focuses on four work lines: detect and understand new trends and their implications in the sector; design new products and services based on new market needs; support startups in validating their business model and developing skills; and promote the growth of Proptech companies by creating collaboration models with corporates.
About Barcelona Tech City
Barcelona Tech City is a private non-profit association created by successful entrepreneurs in 2013. It currently represents more than 1,000 companies in the digital and technological sectors based in Barcelona, and collaborates with the different agents that make up the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the city: entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, corporations, universities, business schools, public and private organizations, consulting firms and investors.
Its main objectives are to consolidate the city as an international technological hub and to promote innovation among the different agents of the Barcelona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, which employs 30,000 professionals.
Barcelona Tech City launched the Pier01 project in 2016 with the aim of becoming a benchmark technology space in Europe. Located in Palau de Mar (La Barceloneta) and with almost 11,000 square meters, it groups 100 companies and startups with more than 1,000 professionals. Pier01 has been recognized by Forbes as one of the six most innovative hubs in the world. Barcelona Tech City is working on the creation of the Urban Tech Campus project and incorporating new hubs to it. Some of the new hubs will specialize in technologies with great potential such as AI or Blockchain, and others will focus on sectors, such as mobility.
As part of this initiative, Canódromo by Peninsula has been incorporated as video games and cultural industries hub.
Recently, the Association also incorporated two new spaces: Pier03, a hub specialized in Blockchain and located very close to Pier01, and El Palauet |Barcelona Tech City, a social meeting club for the ecosystem.