Never stop designing
the digital future
The i2CAT Foundation is a CERCA research and innovation centre that promotes mission-driven knowledge to solve business and societal challenges, co-create solutions with a transformative impact and empower citizens.
Since 2003, i2CAT has been committed to designing and building the future digital society through advanced digital technologies. We leverage the knowledge gained from cutting-edge European and local R&D projects in the fields of 5G/6G, IoT, immersive and interactive technologies, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, blockchain, space communications and digital society technologies to foster innovation.
i2CAT envisions Catalonia as a creative, empowered, and innovative society where knowledge and digital technology are at the service of people.


The Rural Agenda of Catalonia
The programme identifies the needs and challenges of the rural territory to guarantee the conditions of life and development.
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UNICO I+D 6G: Call for tenders
Explore the tender opportunities available within the UNICO I+D 6G Programme.
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Let's build the 6G Future together
Discover i2CAT's vision and perspective on 6G in our 6G White Paper.
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Excellence in research

We work to achieve excellence in knowledge generation and in its transference to the market, the citizens and Public Administrations through the participation and leadership in European and local research projects.

Public strategies

We lead and manage initiatives that support and contribute to the definition and implementation of digital policies throughout the territory, impacting the whole region by addressing real challenges.

Smart Networks and Services

Leading position in the research and development of 5G technologies at local and International scale

Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Fostering the adoption of the Big Data-driven philosophy in the era of Artificial Intelligence.

AI-Driven Systems

Focusing on the digital transformation of society (DX) driven by the interplay of networked systems and AI.

Space Communications

Fostering the adoption and development of enabler technologies that integrate new communications capabilities in Earth Observation (EO) missions.

Digital Social Technologies

Leading the way to make technology work for the citizen and solve the problems and issues we face as a society.

Cybersecurity & Blockchain


Immersive & Interactive Technologies

Researching on the crossroad of immersion and interaction.

Industry innovation

The collaboration with companies and users is key to co-develop and co-create innovative solutions and products that have a transformative impact in society. We provide R&D services to meet business and societal challenges.

Technology transfer

The outcomes and the knowledge have to be transformed in assets that bring value and benefits to the society and the economy. We have focused in the generation of technologies to be transferred to the market.

What's your challenge?

20 years working on international and local R&D projects in advanced digital technologies endorse i2CAT’s expertise to meet business and societal challenges through innovation.

Board of Trustees


The i2CAT Foundation is a non-profit research and innovation center that promotes mission-driven R&D activities on advanced Internet architectures, applications, and services. More than 15 years of international research define our expertise in the fields of 5G, IoT, VR, and Immersive Technologies, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, AI, New Space, and Digital Social Innovation. The center partners with companies, public administration, academia, and end-users to leverage this knowledge in order to meet real social and business challenges.