The Makers of Barcelona Launch The First FabCafe in Europe

MOB Launches the first FabCafe in Europe

Our friends over at MOB – the Makers of Barcelona – have been working on something extremely cool and never before seen outside of Japan and China.  Tonight marks the official launch of FabCafe in Barcelona, the first one ever in Europe and one of only three in the world. What is a FabCafe, you ask? Founded in 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, FabCafe is a place where you can print your … [Read more...]

The Anti-Social Network: Have We Started Going Backwards?

THE ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORK: HAVE WE STARTED GOING BACKWARDS?

Aristotle's idea that man is a “Zóon politikon”, or a “social animal”, has pretty much come into its full meaning in the 21st century. We can agree with Aristotle that the individual can only fulfill his true potential in a society that nourishes the feeling of belonging. Loneliness will drive us insane, therefore, individuals who do not need to live in a society are either … [Read more...]

Barcelona Wins The European Capital of Innovation Award

barcelona, The European Capital of Innovation Award

This week, Barcelona was named the European Capital of Innovation.  The European Commission awarded the first-ever iCapital Award to Barcelona, Spain, “for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens.”  Barcelona was announced as the winner at the closing ceremony of the Innovation Convention 2014 in Brussels.  We beat out Grenoble, France and … [Read more...]

Mobile World Congress 2014: A Deep Dive Into Our Digital Future

Mobile World Congress Barcelona - Barcinno

MWC 2014 ended about a week ago and I thought it’s appropriate to share some things that I saw, heard, and read during this event. It was also my fourth year attending this event, always with high expectations. To the point; although it’s common, specially on this type of event, to discuss which is the best mobile device launched by this or that manufacturer or which are the … [Read more...]

MWC14 & 4YFN: The Week In Review

4 Years From Now Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2014 - Barcinno

Over the past week, our team at Barcinno has shared highlights of the whirlwind events of MWC14 & 4YFN. As I look at this small mountain of 100+ business cards, pamphlets, and varied swag (from pens and pads to microfiber cleaning cloths and portable chargers), I am moved to share my experience of this week of panels, speakers, workshops and exhibitions through photographs. … [Read more...]

The Best (And The Not So Great) Of The 2014 Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress 2014 Barcelona Events & Parties Guide - Barcinno

Finally! Take a deep breath and relax. One of the most hectic weeks of the year has come to an end. And no, I am not talking about Christmas gatherings with different sides of the family; I am talking about the Mobile World Congress. Yes, 85.000 people crowned with VIP passes, 5.000 people making sure everything runs smoothly, and the fantastic city of Barcelona ready to … [Read more...]

Programmable Networks: Separating the Hype and the Reality

Programming Networks- Barcinno

Each year MIT Technology Review presents its annual list of 10 breakthrough technologies that can change the way that we live. These are technologies that outstanding researchers believe will have the greatest impact on the shape of innovation in years to come. In 2009, Software Defined Networking (SDN) was one more in that list. This is a significant fact because this … [Read more...]

Barcelona: From Mobile World Capital to IoT World Capital?

Barcelona may become the IoT World Capital

Since the Spring of 2006, Barcelona has hosted 80,000 thought leaders, corporate giants and entrepreneurs of the mobile world during their annual winter gathering, the Mobile World Congress. Many faces are familiar, many folks are new, but most participants do recognize a pattern. There is something so obvious this year that one will see the physical influence of this trend … [Read more...]

Part 1: Innovation In Barcelona

Barcelona-innovation

This article is based on interviews with changemakers, influencers and innovation practitioners:  Joan Marti Estevez (Acc1o), Jorge Juan Fernandez (Biocat & Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), Sonia Mulero (Fundacion INLEA), Jesus Purroy (Parc Científic Barcelona), Marc Ramis (Tech & Business Innovation),  Joan Cortes (Lead To Change) and Nigel Ten Fleming (Adventura Capital) … [Read more...]

Call to Innovation: How To Solve Spain’s Greatest Challenges

Innovation-Barcelona

Call to Innovation is a call for action. For the fourth time, Spain is gathering its future leaders and encouraging them to propose projects to resolve the country's biggest problems. Actually, not only in Spain, but from any country. In the future we can expect much more unemployment when jobs will become obsolete due to technology. Think about robotics and self-driving … [Read more...]