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Friday, 13 June 2014

ICN2 enters Barcelona Global, a citizen’s platform for ideas and action

Through the ICN2 Strategy Department, led by Boaz Kogon, the Institute will participate in Barcelona Global discussion forum s and actions, raising ICN2's profile in the business community and developing new opportunities for the Institute.

Barcelona Global is a private, not-for-profit association and a citizen’s platform for ideas and action. It is made up of individuals and companies that are committed to Barcelona and its future. The association’s mission is: to actively contribute to making Barcelona one of the most attractive cities in the world for talent and business and a place where they can thrive. ICN2 is now partner of the project.

Through the ICN2 Strategy Department, led by Boaz Kogon, the Institute will participate in Barcelona Global discussion forum s and actions, raising ICN2's profile in the business community and developing new opportunities for the Institute. After being welcomed in a formal meeting in May, ICN2 is now a valuable partner to attract international attention and show an innovative facet of the city. The Institute, along with other key CERCA centres, represent cutting edge science developed in a pioneering and competitive environment.

In the 21st Century, cities will be the great driving force behind development. Barcelona Global considers that the city should not let go of its entrepreneurial and productive past, nor its powerful ability to attract talent, business and culture. Barcelona should not rest on the laurels of its tourist industry’s success but rather take advantage of it together with its important assets, in order to galvanise its economic potential and step by step become one of the most influential and competitive “Global Cities” in the world, without sacrificing its values, uniqueness and quality of life.