Barcelona, 16 May 2018 - Barcelona Tech City, an association that brings together entrepreneurs and start-ups from Barcelona's digital and technological sectors, has announced the incorporation of GFT as a Corporate Partner. In this way, GFT, global technology partner for the digital transformation of the financial industry, becomes part of the Barcelona Tech City community with the aim of driving co-creation and open innovation to develop the banking of the future.
This partnership will allow GFT to be part of the Barcelona Tech City community to promote innovation and transformation, as well as collaborate and carry out open innovation projects with the rest of the association's partners. Aware that the collaboration with start-ups represents one of the main procedures of innovation for the financial industry, having a partner like GFT means opening new possibilities for the associated start-ups of Barcelona Tech City to grow in the market.
GFT has already worked together with more than 40 start-ups and fintechs and is now looking for new alliances between the Barcelona Tech City partners. In this context, the agreement aims to establish a collaboration channel with GFT in which the start-ups of the Barcelona Tech City ecosystem can benefit from this relationship with the financial industry. The start-ups of the association can take advantage of the knowledge of the GFT innovation team that develops new business models in all sectors, focusing on topics such as blockchain, cloud engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.
For Carlos Eres, Managing Director of GFT in Spain, "Barcelona Tech City has established itself as one of the pillars for the start-up ecosystem in Barcelona with international projection. Our company is still committed to developing innovative solutions for our customers in a collaborative way, but also with start-ups, fintechs and other technology partners. In this sense, the collaboration with Barcelona Tech City makes it possible for us to access and collaborate with new start-ups ".
Miguel Vicente, president of Barcelona Tech City, believes that "incorporating GFT as a partner provides great expertise into one of the business verticals that will grow the most in the near future. The use of technologies such as blockchain, Big Data or artificial intelligence will radically change financial services in banking. Thanks to the participation of companies like GFT in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Barcelona will be able to play an important role in this revolution".