In order to promote a competitive production network and foster the synergies to make the Àmbit B30 region a key hub of advanced manufacturing for Southern Europe, it is essential to create a work methodology that connects all the actors involved in work processes.
For this reason, the Association distributes its projects among different work groups according to their objectives, creating collaborative spaces for the representatives of the different actors involved: companies, research centers, universities, city councils, business organizations, trade unions and governing bodies.
The working group is represented by members of the Sabadell Chamber of Commerce, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and EURECAT. The Hub B30 project has the following objectives:
- Shape the region in order to attract and create innovative companies, such as technology startups.
- Facilitate relationships between companies and research centers to foster innovation in products and production processes.
- Make the B30 region a leader in the field of advanced manufacturing.
- Efficiently consolidate and streamline the technological resources of the B30 action area, in order to develop them in a common, coordinated space that can be used for sharing research and knowledge among Àmbit B30 companies.
The working group’s proposed solution is to create a node of advanced production in the B30 region. In this way, new industry will be created in the context of a cutting-edge industrial network specialized in high-tech development, with prestige that will appeal to international actors.
Results: Through its PRUAB research park, the UAB has begun to build a professional team whose goal is to contact companies and assess the needs and challenges that offer opportunities, both for collaborative work with research centers and for technology transfer that addresses specific needs.
Date: March 2017
Start date: 2013
The territory working group, coordinated by the Martorell City Council, has been working since 2011 to boost industrial activity and increase economic activity in the B30 area. Within this framework, the group conducted the study“Priorització d’actuacions en infraestructures i serveis de mobilitat del corredor de la B-30” (Prioritization of actions in infrastructures and mobility services of the B-30 corridor) (2014) with support from the Barcelona Provincial Council and participation by all of the Association’s municipalities. Its aim was to define a prioritized agenda for the actions of the private and public mobility system in the B30 area.
Its purpose was to define the various actions that will foster the transversality, connectivity and capacity of the B30 region, analyzing actions based on elements including technical viability, the work’s maturity level, the economic cost of the action, the magnitude of the benefit it provides and the regional environment that it benefits.
The results were 62 actions to increase the competitiveness of the B30 corridor: 30 on public transport and 32 on the road network, which are considered to be priorities in the field of mobility and infrastructure that foster the growth and economic development of the Àmbit B30 region.
The proposed actions were divided into five lines of action, according to whether they concerned the transport of goods (commitment to the Mediterranean Corridor), the public transportation network (increase in frequencies, interchanges, etc.), large-capacity infrastructure (such as high-speed connections and highways), the functioning of the Àmbit B30 as a single zone (in metropolitan transportation prices, for example) and the decongestion of the road network.
The biosensors working group is composed of professionals from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the ASCAMM Foundation, the UAB Research Park, the Sabadell Chamber of Commerce and the UPIC. The main objective of this group is to apply their technological capacities and tools to the health sector, both in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in health-related companies, health centers and health professionals.
The incorporation of micro- and nanotechnologies in the industrial companies of the B-30 area is expected to boost its competitiveness in the primary economic activity sectors and promote the diversification of the business network.
The Biosensors B30 project is developing a strategy to improve interactions between the members of the Barcelona Nanocluster in Bellaterra (BNC-b) and other members of the Àmbit B30 Association.
Through the development and marketing of biosensors, it intends to introduce innovative technologies into production and develop new manufacturing processes and technologies. Its objective is to consolidate existing industry, create new industry and attract international talent.
So far, the working group has already met with companies in various fields, such as textiles, health, packaging and water, creating synergies that have led to various collaborations that are already active.
Start date: 2013
The Núvol (“cloud”) B30 working group is carrying out a project of the same name, driven by the Parque de l’Alba in collaboration with ten municipalities. Its aim is to create a joint Data Processing Center that will respond to the needs of municipalities in the B30 region. It is intended to be a privileged space to house companies and institutions that require data processing centers with high-quality infrastructure.