• Madrid Investment Attraction

Recently we held the first edition of Madrid International Tech-Matching Companies day attended by more than 60 companies from multiple sectors and different countries.

During the day, the participating companies had the opportunity to attend different round table discussions and learn more about the capital’s economic ecosystem.  The topics of discussion addressed included: “The role of clusters in Madrid’s economy” featuring some of the city’s strategic clusters such as the Mad eHealth Cluster, Madrid Capital Mundo, CyberMadrid, the Big Data Madrid Cluster and the CITET Cluster, which works every day to revitalise the city’s business fabric.

Another of the highlights of the day were the sectoral meetings that took place, which enabled companies to find out about the projects run by clusters and the investment opportunities offered by the city of Madrid.

More than 60 companies from three continents and exceptional institutional speakers

The meeting was attended by companies from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, United States, Finland, France, India, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay, and all have shown tremendous interest in the city of Madrid, highlighting not only its qualities as a business city but as an exceptional place to live thanks to its incredible quality of life.

Some of the most outstanding participants in this first edition were: Beatriz Alvargonzález Largo, Economic Counsellor of the European Commission Representation in Spain, and Manuel Falcon Ballestero responsible for the Ibero-America Cono Sur area of CDTI, who spoke about some of the most interesting programmes for technological growth and international cooperation.

There are currently more than 1100 foreign companies operating in Madrid. Thanks to MIA, which offers advisory services for foreign companies, as well as these kinds of events that encourage networking and relationships between companies to promote collaboration projects, this number should easily increase over the coming months.