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Associació Clúster Digital de Catalunya Associació Clúster Digital de Catalunya

Contact Data


Clúster Digital de Catalunya, CLDI

Year Established



Avinguda Diagonal 177 9th Floor, 8018, Barcelona (Spain)


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Contact information

Mr. Joan Puate
+34 636.075.644



The “Associació Clúster Digital de Catalunya” is an association created as a meeting point and network for SMEs, big companies, universities, R+D+i centers and public administration, in the field of the ICT. It aims at boosting the competitiveness of its members and, in general, the catalan ICT sector, by enhancing a new corporate culture based on collaboration and open innovation. At present, the “Associació Clúster Digital de Catalunya” has more than 40 members, with a high representitiveness of the whole ICT value Chain, and representing more than the 15% of the catalan sector turnover.

El Clúster Digital és una Agrupació Empresarial Innovadora (AEI) creada com un espai de trobada i de xarxa per a start-up, pimes i grans empreses, així com d’altres entitats, per impulsar la competitivitat en l’àmbit TIC, tot potenciant una nova cultura empresarial basada en la col·laboració i en la innovació oberta. En l’actualitat, l’ “Associació Clúster Digital de Catalunya” té més de 40 membres, amb una alta representativitat de tota la cadena de valor IT, i representa més del 15% de la facturació del sector a Catalunya

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

The “Associació Clúster Digital de Catalunya”: 1.- Catalizes the resources of the ICT catalan sector -by multiplying their individual capabilities and taking profit of the sinergies existing between the different agents-, 2.- Contributes to the development of the companies -by increasing their competitiveness and turnover with new products and intensives services of knowledge and high added value- and 3.- Positions itself and its members as a reference of collaborative innovation at local and internacional level.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Fishing
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Real estate, renting and business activities
  • Public administration and defence
  • Education
  • Health and social work
  • Other community, social and personal service activities (media, entertainment, etc.)
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of textiles and textile products
  • Manufacture of leather and leather products
  • Manufacture of wood and wood products
  • Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Financial intermediation

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Market intelligence
  • Other

Service Examples

• Short description (what need was solved)?
User experience in rail journeys. The project is drawn from the interaction between three clusters, Clúster Digital, Kids Clúster and Railgrup, and the public railway operator FGC, acting as the demand party. After several working sessions, Luditrain defines several proposals for the creation of spaces and real dynamics, such as games and theatrical performances. These proposals, once executed, will provide more value to the operator brand and a users database to be exploited
• What service(s) provided (different from example?
Provision of the ICT layer within a intercluster collaborative project.
• The relation with digitization?
Improving user experience by making use of data analisys technics.
• Name customer, contact details
Kids Cluster: +34 935 157 100
Railgrup:       +34 934 159 865

• Short description (what need was solved)?
Feasability study of the cold chain control in the airports
• What service(s) provided (different from example?
Acces to Funding
• The relation with digitization?
Digitization in the logistics domain
• Name customer, contact details

• Short description (what need was solved)?
Feasability study to apply blockchain technologies to the health sector.
• What service(s) provided (different from example?
Acces to Funding
• The relation with digitization?
Application of cutting edge technologies to the health sector
• Name customer, contact details


Organizational form

Other (describe)



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope



  • Horizon 2020
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Memberships


Number of customers annually


Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals





Generalitat de Cataluny


Barcelona Activa






Technological competences

  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems