Port of Barcelona and Tech Barcelona inaugurate BlueTechport

Promoted by Port of Barcelona and TechBarcelona, BlueTechPort is a new innovation space for companies that aims to promote innovation in all sectors related to the blue economy.

BlueTechPort will host companies interested in innovating in the blue economy. The project is the embryo of the future space that the Port of Barcelona will open in the sheds of the Moll de Sant Bertran to host initiatives related to innovation and the attraction and training of talent.

The space, located at Pier 01 of the Palau de Mar, will host companies and entrepreneurial projects linked to the port, logistics and blue tourism sectors, but also to more revolutionary sectors, such as underwater robotics, artificial intelligence applied to the marine environment, the recovery of marine biodiversity or pharmaceutical components made from marine products, among others.

“All these sectors represent new opportunities for the maritime and port ecosystem and from the Port of Barcelona we want stand aside these initiatives, becoming a benchmark of the blue economy in Europe,” said the president of the Port of Barcelona, Lluís Salvadó.

BlueTechPort exemplifies the commitment to innovation in the blue economy, as embodied in the Innovation Plan approved in 2021. Through this plan, materialized in specific initiatives such as BlueTechPort or the BCN Port Innovation Foundation, the Port of Barcelona integrates innovation into its overall strategy to become a more sustainable and competitive port and generate benefits for the logistics-port community, for its customers and for the citizens.

“In 2013, with the creation of Tech Barcelona, we were pioneers in bringing together and strengthening the technological and digital ecosystem of Barcelona together with the best entrepreneurs in the city. Now, 10 years later, our pioneering spirit is still intact: the creation of BlueTechPort together with the Port of Barcelona will consolidate and develop the blue economy, a strategic sector that will play a key role in the transformation of the city,” said Miquel Martí, CEO of Tech Barcelona.

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