EAE Business School Barcelona partners with Tech Barcelona and sets up its new Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Pier01 – Palau de Mar
- The partnership, which establishes the business school as a Main Partner of the Association, aims to boost innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as connecting the students, faculty and community with the city’s technological and digital ecosystem.
- The startups accelerated by EAE Barcelona will be integrated within Tech Barcelona’s Urban Tech Campus concept.
EAE Business School Barcelona, owned by Planeta Formación y Universidades, is creating a partnership with Tech Barcelona with the aim of boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, and connecting its students, faculty and community with the most important digital ecosystem in the south of Europe, with Barcelona as its technological and innovative epicentre.
With this partnership, EAE Business School Barcelona becomes a Main Partner of Tech Barcelona and increases its value proposition by positioning itself within the Association’s orbit of influence. Through the partnership, EAE joins a network with 90 other leading companies and 1,300 partners in the technological and digital sector.
Thank to this link with Tech Barcelona, EAE will create its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub in Pier01, which is based in the iconic Palau de Mar building, where the startups incubated and accelerated by EAE will be integrated within the Urban Tech Campus concept to soak in its innovative spirit and create synergies of the other startups based there.
This agreement will give rise to lots of joint initiatives, such as the organization of innovation tours for students, faculty members and partner companies; the creation and dissemination of an annual report on entrepreneurship and innovation in Barcelona; and Tech Barcelona’s participation as a strategic partner development of the learning paths and academic programs run by EAE Business School Barcelona, to name just a few of the projects planned.
Moreover, EAE Business School Barcelona will support Tech Barcelona’s startup ecosystem with its educational models and methodological expertise to contribute towards their success and foster the acceleration of the projects.
“At EAE Business School Barcelona, we want to be the starting point for future leaders who challenge the status quo, generate innovative solutions and make a significant contribution to economic and social development. Through this agreement with Tech Barcelona, we are equipping ourselves with more tools for boosting non-conformist spirits and streamlining the creation processes of more efficient, sustainable and disruptive ventures”, explains Natalia Bagnati, the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at EAE Business School Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Miquel Martí, the CEO of Tech Barcelona, asserts that “the technological and digital sector needs and wants to be nourished by the best entrepreneurial and technological talent, and business schools have a key role to play in achieving this. The creation of EAE Business School Barcelona’s new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub in Pier01 at Tech Barcelona marks an important milestone for the association, constituting the ideal space for boosting the connection between talent, disruptive technologies and innovative business models”. “Inspiration, cocreation and the development of solutions with a positive impact on citizens: this is the shared key goal of the partnership, and we are sure that EAE Business School Barcelona will be an extraordinary travelling companion on the journey to meet this goal”, added Miquel Martí.
ABOUT TECH BARCELONA
Tech Barcelona is an independent, non-profit association that works to consolidate Barcelona as a technology and digital hub of international reference. Created in 2013, it currently represents more than 1,300 companies and has more than 80 corporate partners, all leaders in their sector, committed to the project. The association strives to promote talent, support entrepreneurship, attract investment and improve the competitiveness of companies. Tech Barcelona has consolidated its position as a key pillar of the ecosystem, with a program of content, activities and connections aimed at promoting the growth of the digital and tech sector and the transformation of the economic model of the city and the country, within in a framework of international projection and taking care of the impact of technology on society. Tech Barcelona’s ecosystem model is deployed with the Urban Tech Campus project: a network of connected unique buildings so that innovation and technology are integrated into the city, involving, and coexisting with its citizens.