Mobile phone technology
Named Mobile World Capital for the seven-year period until 2018, Barcelona has become a hub for technology development, transfer and dissemination for the mobile phone industry. As host of the premier industry event, the city has gained an edge in growing new companies, especially in sectors like e-commerce and digital gaming. King.com, Ubisoft and Omnidrone are a few outstanding local names. Initiatives are underway to stay out front, including the Mobile World Hub, a programme that nurtures international innovative start-ups in Barcelona. Chosen companies receive a €50,000 grant to launch their projects.