Director-General of Innovation for the Catalan Region gives Details
Catalonia is providing a variety of skills programs to university students and boot camps to foster talent, the government of Barcelona is working toward its goal of turning the city into a digital center. Director-General of Innovation for the Catalan Region In an exclusive conversation with Daniel Marco addressed some of the important initiatives that the administration has taken and working on to make the area a digital center. These initiatives include: The remarks were made by Marco in the course of the European Blockchain Convention (EBC) 2022.
Marco said that the COVID-19 epidemic that has occurred over the course of the last two years has tremendously helped in disseminating the notion of the digital economy, which is a component of the primary economy. He then went on to provide the example of Europe, which has recently taken steps to digitize the energy contract in addition to a number of other digital arrangements.
In 2014, Marco was appointed to his current position as the head of the SmartCatalonia Government Strategy, which gives him oversight of the drive to transform Catalonia into a “Smart Country” that is recognized in the international arena. In addition, with the development of blockchain technology and the introduction of the metaverse, the minister is working toward the creation of a totally digital economy that is inspired by the real world.
He said that efforts are being made by the government to create a metaverse for Catalonia that would be known as Cataverse. He went on to Explain:
“The Cataverse will be connected to the Catalan language as well as the culture of Catalonia. Who Catalan entities that are doing things for the culture are able to do those things in this metaverse is what we want to have, and that is what we want to have in this metaverse.
Catalonia Hopes to make Barcelona the Digital Center of Catalonia
The Minister of Innovation for Catalonia then proceeded to shed light on the ambitions that the government has to make Barcelona the digital center of Catalonia. He said that a lot will rely on the skill, and the government has already approved various regulations and university programs to promote such potential among young people. He said:
“We have very strong policies to develop talent that is from universities, but we are also actively participating in skilling programs like boot camps and other activities a lot because we require varied profiles,”
He went on to say that the government is attempting to find a balance between the two goals, which are to foster the growth of fresh talent and to entice an increased number of businesses by providing a pleasant place of employment.
When asked about blockchain initiatives that visitors may connect with in Barcelona, the minister provided an example of a project that focuses on personal healthcare as well as a few others that are centered on public transportation.