Fundació Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation
The Fundació Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation (going forward, “MWCapital”) is a public foundation established in 2012 by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Barcelona City Hall, the International Barcelona Trade Show and GSMA, Ltd. MWCapital is ruled by the regulations of Law 4/2008, of April the 24th, of book three of the Catalonia Civil Code, related to the legal entities, their statutes and all the other legal regulations applicable.
MWCapital works in three areas: the innovation acceleration through digital undertaking, the digital transformation of the industry and the training of new generations, professionals and overall citizens in the use of digital technologies.
In the development of its activity during the last years, MWCapital has confirmed a vast lack of knowledge in all levels of digital transformation.
Specifically, in traditional industry, MWCapital has perceived a resistance to change due to additional reasons, including the lack of qualified profiles to enforce digital transformation and a clear position to change management trends.
This scenario presents MWCapital with the opportunity to be the main player in reaching awareness in the business community about the importance of the change that digitalization would push. This way, MWCapital is positioned as a reference in the digital transformation environment.
Mobile Week Barcelona
Mobile Week Barcelona is an initiative promoted by MWCapital that was launched in February of 2017 with the goal of organizing a week of open thinking about digital transformation and becoming a referent meeting an collaboration point between the world of entrepreneurship, digital industry, science, knowledge and creative companies.
This week is presented as an opportunity to debate about the challenges, limits and opportunities of digital transformation from a humanistic perspective.
The programme is divided into 5 activity blocs that will be distributed equally in the 10 Barcelona districts. All activities will be free and open to all publics.
Conferences, dialogs, presentations and interviews amongst experts
Workshops, Hackathons, Datathons and activities that promote citizenship participation
Art exhibitions and guided visits to scientific and technological innovation spaces
Activities about art, science and technology for kids
The 2019 Mobile Week Barcelona edition will be hosted from February 14th to February 23rd, both days included, the week before the 2019 Mobile World Congress. As last year’s edition, although not specifically with the same format, activities will be done in public and private spaces and facilities of the 10 Barcelona districts, as well as in some places of the metropolitan area.
With the objective of getting the citizenship involved to develop this year’s program, we want Barcelona to become an agora for joint dialog and knowledge.
In this context we promote an international public open call to all the citizenship to select ten (10) artistic unpublished works in Barcelona, inspired in the digital transformation of the society, with the goal of inviting people to think deeply about the impact of technology in human beings, society or the planet through these artistic works.