Participation in Institutions and Companies
El Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona participates and collaborates actively in various projects that aim to promote entrepreneurship in Barcelona and increasingly boost its financial competitiveness.
El Consorci and Port de Barcelona alternated in the presidency of the Barcelona – Catalunya Centre Logístic association, a public-private entity whose main objective is to make the city and its logistics community the main platform for the provision of logistics services in southern Europe and the Mediterranean area, and to encourage its international globalised economy.
El Consorci is part of the Governing Council of the Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans, which promotes studies and assessments related to Barcelona and its metropolitan area. The institute is a pioneer in analysing trends and problems faced by big cities, and it offers rigorous evaluations on various aspects of the city and its metropolitan area.
El Consorci is part of the governing bodies of the Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona, contributing new ideas and projects to promote economic, social and institutional projects. The association aims to explore opportunities and encourage innovative lines of action, as well as to detect current needs in Barcelona and its metropolitan region.
There are a large number of institutions, foundations and associations that make up the rich fabric of civil society in Barcelona, where El Consorci is involved through its various government organs. We highlight the following:
The institution also promotes various business initiatives through its financial participation in various companies undertaking innovative projects. These companies are linked by their ability to promote and improve the most advanced services aimed at businesses, are closely linked to the city and are pioneers in new technologies.
Capital: 500,000 euros
Dedicated to exploiting and commercialising high-pressure processing technology for the food industry.
BARCELONA EMPRÈN, SCR
Capital: 13.7 million euros
Barcelona Emprèn invests in innovative micro-companies. The aid focuses on the growth and development process. Its preferred investment sectors are: telecommunications, electronics, Internet, IT, biotechnology and audiovisual content.
Capital: 1.4 million euros
As an architectural and engineering consulting firm, Barcelona Regional focuses on studying, writing and managing urban and metropolitan projects.
BARCELONA STRATEGICAL URBAN SYSTEMS, SA
Capital: 532,000 euros
Consulting firm focused mainly on exporting Barcelona’s successful urban model to the international market.
IBERIA DESARROLLO BARCELONA, SL
Capital: 6 million euros
Construction and operation of an aircraft maintenance hangar at the airport.
Capital: 23.8 million euros
Company responsible for promoting and managing the logistics and business area of Parc Logístic de la Zona Franca.
Capital: 6.93 million euros
Manages the centre hosting companies specifically dedicated to R&D.
PROVIURE CZF, SL
Capital: 860,000 euros
Formed by El Consorci and Caixa Catalunya’s Proviure. It aims at building and managing 500 rental housing units in Barcelona, aimed at young people and the elderly.
PROVIURE CZF PARC D’HABITATGES, SL
Capital: 3,268,958 euros
Housing development for young people and the elderly.