Catalonia (ES51)

General Information

  • Barcelona
  • 32.090 km2   (2015)
  • 7.679.192 (2022)
  • 229.417,94 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 19,01 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 9,80 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 1,70 (2020)
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Social and Health Care System A universal, sustainable, resilient social and health care system including health promotion, ageing societies, public health and well-being, social inclusion, social assistance, care system.
Industrial System Sustainable and competitive industrial system including advanced and digital manufacture, industry 4.0, circular economy, biotechnology, aeronautics and space, semiconductors (micro and nano-electronics), decarbonization, technology transfer, e-commerce, digitalization.
Food System Sustainable, fair, equitable and healthy food system including sustainable food production and consumption, sustainable agriculture and fishing, food security and safety, alternative food production, etc.
Energy and Resources System An environmentally-friendly, emissions-neutral energy and resource system including water collection, treatment, supply and management, waste treatment and management, forestry, environment monitoring and protection, pollution and reduction of emissions, renewable energies, energy efficiency and consumption, climate change.
Education and Knowledge-Generation System A reflective, proactive, inclusive and responsive education and knowledge-generation system. including education and training, research and development, universities, research centres, artificial intelligence, social innovation, big data, data mining.
Sustainable Mobility & Logistics System Non-exhaustive list of keywords linked to the priority: Public transportation, logistics, accessibility, smart cities.
Integrative Cultural System A cultural system that integrates people, territory and history including culture and creative industries, media, arts and entertainment, sports, access to cultural contents, heritage and history, museums and libraries, digitalization of culture, social and cultural values.
Creation of New Digital-Technology Based Industry Transformative processes that can reorient value chains and business models towards sustainability and the generation of shared value (economic, social and environmental) and on the creation of new digital-and technology-based industry

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Name Description
Agri-Food Industry and Linked Value Chains Primary industry, distribution, packaging, machinery for the food & drink industry, additives and raw materials, cuisine and restaurants.
Design-based Industries Industries closely linked to design as a key cross-cutting factor: textiles, garment making, leather, footwear, jewellery, furniture, and perfume and cosmetics, amongst others.
Industrial Systems & Digitalisation Activities focused on the management and development of efficient industrial systems (plant and machinery, robotics, data-processing, electronic and optical products, and electrical material and equipment), particularly related to process engineering and advanced manufacturing, in which eco-design plays a key role.
Industries Based on Sustainable Mobility Management systems for mobility, public transport and infrastructure, auto-mobile industry and related activities, electrochemistry, nanomaterials, Internet, mobile telephony.
Health Industries Fine chemicals, pharmaceutical preparations, medical technology industry, insurance industry and hospital systems.
Energy and Natural Resources Management of energy and natural resources, the water cycle and waste treatment and recycling, energy saving and efficiency, new, more efficient materials, CHP, automation, energy control and management, renewable energy, organic chemistry, nuclear fusion, innovative materials, construction of buildings and the management of cities.
Cultural and Experience Based Industries Creative and cultural industries and key services for Catalonia, such as tourism and sport.

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