Catalonian Innovation Triangle-CIT

Catalonia Innovation Triangle (CIT)

The Catalonian Innovation Triangle (CiT) is formed by the municipalities of RubŪ, Cerdanyola del VallŤs and Sant Cugat del VallŤs and aims to become one of the main European corridors of business and technical excellence, knowledge and quality of life.

Among the three municipalities a set of objectives has been agreed on to contribute to making the areas better places in which to live, work and develop, promote economic growth, improve the quality of life, promote quality on the provision of services, promote the area internationally and encourage cooperation.

There is a series of initiatives included in the CiT involving the community, such as the candidature of Sant Cugat to be the headquarters of the EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology, and participation in different Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs).

The CIT represents the integration and development of economic, scientific and technological activity in a region that currently has 200,000 inhabitants, 10,000 companies and 90,000 workers, and where 3% of Catalonia’s economic activity is generated. At the same time, the presence of 58,6000 students, 4,130 researchers and 242 research companies make it one of the research and innovation centres with most potential in Southern Europe.