MWC13: See what Barcelona and Catalonia-based mobile products & services providers are offering!
If you’re one of the 70,000 attendees expected to throng the halls and pavilions at the new Fira Gran Vía venue for Mobile World Congress 2013 this week, you might just want to take a stroll through the Congress Square area between Halls 4 & 5 and visit the 50 or so Barcelona and Catalonia-based mobile products and service providers who are exhibiting at the show.
Between the 49 local companies exhibiting in the Catalan Pavilion (CS50) plus a few more exhibtiing next door along with other companies from elsewhere in Spain in the Spanish Pavilion (CS60), not to mention a handful to be found interspersed throughout the App Planet and other halls, Catalan exhibitors this year are making a strong showing with a broad range of mobile services, apps and products.
In the Catalan Pavilion itself, visitors will find mobile hardware and software companies, ranging from providers of back-end telecoms services and infrastructure companies to mobile business solutions providers and developers and publishers of business- and consumer-oriented mobile content and software applications. They include:
ADI Intelligent Guides, Adsmedia Mobile, Albedo Telecom, Artificial Solutions, Avant Web Solutions, BeRepublic, Captio, Code Factory, Compegps, Connectis, Digital Legends, Edenic Games, e-movilia, EyeOS, Genaker, GiroPark, GlobalComm, Good Deal, Icar vision, idneo, Infocket, Inqbarna, iSoco, JoinUp Taxi, Kailab, Kriter, LaFactoria, Lona Systems, MasVoz, MediaLab, Mobetia, Mobile Jazz, MultiActiva Mobile, NO2, OpenTrends, Scytl, Sensing Control, Sixtemia, SlashMobility, Soft for you, Tempos21, Thechanner, Ubiqua, Urbiotica, Verasat Global, VozTelecom, We Smart Park, yuilop, and Zyncro.
The Catalan Pavilion exhibitors were chosen from among more than 100 submissions fielded by the Catalan regional government’s General Directorate of Telecommunications and Information Society and its ACC1Ó business development agency, which also has played a lead role in organizing Brokerage Event 2013, which will run across the first three days of Mobile World Congress. Every year since 2006, ACC1Ó has joined with a core group of partners from the Enterprise Europe Network to organize the B2B matchmaking event with goal of helping European start-ups, SMEs and Research groups from the mobile technology sector meet with potential business partners and investors.
Also exhibiting along with the local Barcelona and Catalan companies in the Catalan Pavilion this year will be a number of tech and telecom research centers and private institutions, including the Center for Innovation and Technology of the UPC, the Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia, Neàpolis, the Barcelona Media Foundation, the Foundation for the Promotion of the Knowledge Society, the Ascamm Foundation, the Barcelona Digital Technology Center Foundation, the I2Cat Foundation, and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, which is a co-organizer of the Brokerage Event 2013 and has brought a delegation of companies from the U.S. state of Massachussetts to Mobile World Congress 2013.