It is the first and only High Tech 3D printing incubator in the European Union, and it has positioned Barcelona as the Centre of the 3D Printing Ecosystem in the South of Europe.
More than a hundred entrepreneurs and the institutional representative did not miss the opportunity to assist to this event. The Minister of Science, Innovation, and Universities, Pedro Duque inaugurated this initiative, with the presence of Barcelona’s Mayoress and President of the Zona Franca Consortium (CZFB), Ada Colau; the Special State Delegate to the CZFB, Pere Navarro; the President of Leitat, Jordi W. Carnes; and the President of the INCYDE Foundation, Jose Luis Bonet.
All the guests participated in a guided visit to the facilities, with more than 600 square meters of co-working spaces and a lab area with the latest 3D printing and post-processing technologies. Furthermore, they had the opportunity of discovering with the help of VR Headset the new building, DFactory 4.0, that will attract companies related to 4.0 technologies next year. The president of IAM 3D HUB, Ramón Pastor, could not assist to the inauguration, but sent to all the companies a message of encouragement to develop their projects and be the companies of the future.
The Minister of Science, Innovation, and Universities, Pedro Duque; Barcelona’s Mayoress and President of the Zona Franca Consortium (CZFB), Ada Colau; the Special State Delegate to the CZFB, Pere Navarro; the President of Leitat, Jordi W. Carnes; and the President of the INCYDE Foundation, Jose Luis Bonet; during the visit.
A wide range of services for incubators
The building has started its activity today starting by offering incubation services with fully equipped offices and meeting rooms to all selected companies. All of them have also access to an innovation mentoring service, certification and marketing, and internationalization services in order to develop their business project based on additive manufacturing. In addition, they will have access to a complete personalized training program and networking sessions, too.
All the companies have also access to the 3D printing lab, which is equipped with:
- 4 Industrial 3D printers
- 3 Mini-printers
- Post-processing area
- Design and metrology area
The lab is managed by an experienced technical team, that is going to help all the companies to develop their 3D printing projects with the best quality.
Co-working spaces and labs with multiple 3D printing technologies.
Send your proposal!
The goal of this initiative is to promote more than 100 business projects in the next five years. The first call for proposals opened a few months ago, and already 34 initiatives have met the access requirements to adhere to the services of the incubator. Mainly of them are engaged in the manufacture of consumer goods and equipment, although there are also in the health sector or mobility.
However, it is possible to send new proposals for the following calls. The applicants can send its proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the web form at dfactorybcn.org.
3D Factory Incubator arises from the collaboration agreement between the Consortium of Zona Franca of Barcelona (CZFB) and LEITAT Foundation. It counts on the financing of FEDER funds of the European Union (EU) through the INCYDE Foundation.