Parc de l'Alba is a strategic project for the economic and social development of Catalonia, Spain and Southern Europe. Parc de l’Alba is one of Catalonia’s most important contributions to the European innovation panorama. This strategic project encourages knowledge centres and companies linked to the most dynamic sectors in the local and international economy around the Alba synchrotron and aims to become a benchmark for science and business development in southern Europe.
Concentration of Talent
Parc de l’Alba is one of Catalonia’s most strategic projects and aims to become an important driver of scientific and technological development in southern Europe.
This project is creating an international knowledge hub in the heart of the Barcelona metropolitan region, that can bring together 40,000 jobs linked to added value activities. This strategic area features one of the most advanced research facilities in Europe –the Alba synchrotron –, a first-rate university campus – the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona–, and an exceptional concentration of knowledge infrastructures as well as industrial and business parks.
Parc de l’Alba has a privileged location: it is in Cerdanyola del Vallès, at the foot of the main natural park in Barcelona –the Collserola Park–, and has an excellent local, national and international connectivity.
This territory is being transformed into a high-quality urban and environmental space, which incorporates cutting-edge infrastructures and features a sustainable residential district, a wide range of services, and a large network of nature and social areas.
Parc de l’Alba is being jointly developed by the Government of Catalonia –through the Institut Català del Sòl– and the Cerdanyola City Council, national and international institutions.
The first stage of this development was finished in last 2010, creating many spaces for knowledge-intensive activities around the Alba synchrotron. At the same time it will be restoring the ecological quality of a number of areas located at the foot of Collserola Park.