The MareNostrum supercomputer

The City Council renews its alliance with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

The new agreement is a continuation of the one signed three years ago with the aim of continuing to develop joint projects in the fields of science, technology and innovation.

The Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center have signed a new framework agreement with which they commit to continue their mutual collaboration in initiatives and actions within the framework of the Barcelona Science Plan 2020-2023 and the Barcelona Digital City Plan, in order to deepen the effects of scientific knowledge on the lives of Barcelona's residents.

The extension of this collaboration reaffirms the municipal commitment to achieve, through knowledge and innovation, an improvement in the challenges cities are currently facing, such as population density, pollution, mobility and ageing. Thus, the two signatory parties are committed to promoting actions of an academic, scientific and cultural nature; developing teaching and research activities; and encouraging debate and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of science, technology and innovation.

In the context of the Barcelona Science Plan, promoting the popularization of science, citizen creativity and participation in citizen science projects are some of the activities that will be strengthened by the renewal of this agreement. As well as others that focus on the exchange of resources to promote research and the training of social and economic agents that work towards improving citizens' living conditions.

As far as the Barcelona Digital City Plan is concerned, five points have been established as axes of collaboration aimed at the exchange of data and participation in studies that aim to achieve technological advances. Besides, projects that help to improve the methods and technologies used today and that promote innovation, technology and citizen creativity.

More information at Barcelona Ciència’s website.

Publication date: Monday, 21 September 2020
  • Share