The health and life sciences ecosystem in Catalonia represents more than 9% of the GDP and continues to grow.
According to the latest BioRegion 2022 report prepared by Biocat, startups, and scaleups have attracted €445 million in investment, almost double that of the previous year: 77% was raised through venture capital funds and 12% through competitive grants.
The Biocat study also points out that foreign investment, mostly from Europe, Asia, and the United States, in projects created and developed in Catalonia is also very significant: 95% of the capital raised has been from international investors.
It is in that context that Tech Barcelona has opened the doors of Pier07, the new Pier of health and life sciences in Barcelona.
The health investment fund Asabys Partners is the first tenant to open its offices in the building. In addition, Cebiotex, Chasing Science, Adbio Partners, Trifermed and ACCIÓ will move into Tech Barcelona’s own coworking space. More tenants will be confirmed soon.
A systemic space
Pier07 is a 6,000 m² sustainable space located at Via Laietana 26 and divided into 8 floors with a total capacity for 500 people.
The building has undergone a complete refurbishment by Núñez i Navarro, as a sign of their commitment to promote buildings focused on high-value-added sectors that will revitalize the city center with quality projects and employment.
The Pier07 stands as a systemic space where the different agents of the innovative ecosystem in health and life sciences can meet, locate their offices, organize activities, and seek joint solutions to challenges from technology, from Barcelona, and with international projection.
The project is a space for collaboration between startups, corporations, research centers, innovation areas of hospitals, universities, government, and the health system.
Tech Barcelona has launched the Pier07 with the support and participation of ACCIÓ, the agency for business competitiveness of the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
In addition, for the conceptualization of the new Pier07, the association has had the support of recognized entities in the health sector such as the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), the Gerència Territorial Metropolitana Sud de l’ICS (Hospital de Bellvitge) or the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (I4KIDS project), and Tech Barcelona partners such as Ferrer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Uriach, Vifor Pharma, Ediciones Mayo, Cushman & Wakefield, Nestlé, HP, i2cat or Trifermed, among others.