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The three pillars and ten strategic lines

Municipal support for research


Offering housing at affordable prices for researchers, with special emphasis on the La Marina neighbourhood.


Launching urban projects that catalyse research and innovation projects in the city, to once again convert Parc de la Ciutadella into a Ciutadella of Knowledge.

European capital of science


Promotion and support for the STEAM and EscoLab projects, which help to generate scientific vocation in primary and secondary schools (especially for young girls and teens) under the guidance of those researchers, and to showcase women researchers.


Promoting forums for reflecting upon and disseminating science which encourage the active intervention of city residents, based on both consolidated projects (the Science Festival, the Citizen Science Office) and also new initiatives such as the City and Science Biennial (February 2019).

Urban innovation laboratory


Promoting urban innovation spaces, such as the i.Lab experimentation laboratory, through the Bit Habitat Foundation and the strengthening of the Decidim programme, which revolve around open collaboration between city residents, universities and research centres, the productive and entrepreneur community and the city Government itself. And connect these with similar initiatives from other international cities.


Reinforce the connection between science and research teams and the fairs and conferences that are held in Barcelona, so they become a driving force behind the city’s innovative ecosystem.

Municipal support for research