The DFactory Barcelona headquarters is very different to the spaces we are used to, regarding architecture


It is built mostly with glass to grant visibility to all the 4.0 technologies and blur the barriers between the different companies inside the ecosystem and have a common access to the laboratories, meeting rooms and shared areas.


The architectural features of the building, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, keeps a stable temperature inside. It also features solar collectors on its roof, as a measure to reduce its environmental impact.


Given the productive and industrial purpose of the building, its interior can be accessed from any of its 4 sides, so that visitors can easily enter it and equipment can be moved smoothly.

The building is located in a unique strategical place:

  • 10 minutes
    Far from the airport
  • 15 minutes
    Far from the center of Barcelona
  • 5 minutes
    Far from the docks
  • The Metro station  La Factoría is very close to the building too, and it was named after his initiative.

The building stands out thanks to the innovative style of its architecture, combining the old factories industrial style with a glass finish, open interior spaces and state-of-the-art technology for sustainable construction systems.

It has been designed by Torrella Engineering, in collaboration with PGI Engineering, Turull Sorensen and Ágora Project Management – Tüv Sud.

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Floor Plant

Heavy run technology companies: 3D printing, Robotics lab and AI Center of Excellence

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First Floor

Light run technology companies: Collaborative robotics and IOT, Cybersecurity and Photonics labs.

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Second Floor

Implementing companies: Private spaces, co-working areas, meeting and training rooms, and Auditorium.

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Third and Fourth Floor

Restaurant and outdoor terrace.

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Third and Fourth Floor

Restaurant and outdoor terrace.

The first stage comprises a


4 Plants


DFactory has born to become a hub for the creation of an ecosystem to encourage the promotion and development of 4.0 industry.

This center is a tool to boost the transformation of the Spanish productive framework and support companies during their digital digitization process.


In order to achieve its goals, this initiative will count on shared laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology in these aspects:


This is the AI Center of Excellence. Its goal is the integration and overall application of Artificial Intelligence to the industrial sector by means of an open model of innovation that supports the creation of AI-specific hardware and software, and allows us to make progress in our research about Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Natural Language Recognition, Digital Twin and Pattern Recognition. This project managed by expert LEITAT staff aims to involve Technological Centers, companies, government entities and citizens to boost the interaction between the real world and the virtual environment through the action of 4 divisions:

  • AI Datacenter and AI Cloud are focused on the use of Artificial Intelligence as a key tool for Industry 4.0.
  • AI Technology aims to develop chips for research and development.
  • AI Industry is focused on developing specific AI solutions for these sectors: Health, Energy, Transportation, Security, Tourism, Nutrition or Earth Sciences.
  • AI InnoLab aims to support undertaking and innovation from the AI Incubator.

Collaborative robotics

Equipped with technology focused on mobile robotics, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), etc. And with the management of expert staff from LEITAT.

Projects’ Office

This is an assistance service made to develop a funding strategy for R + D + i projects. It will help identify proper announcements, give advice for the proposition, support the creation of business committees and execute the project itself.

IOT Laboratory

With equipment for electronic design (firmware) and all the necessary software to cover the IOT value chain, starting with the generation of the data, and going all the way on to the valuation of the layer of digital information inside the 5.0 industry frame.

3D Printing lab

This is not shared laboratory, properly speaking, but an access to the IAM 3D HUB initiative managed by LEITAT. It is a digital innovation center specialized on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Its goal is accelerating the integration of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies in the industrial sector inside the European Union. This Hub offers a one-stop service to advise and guide those companies eager to support 3D printing. It is backed by the main technological leaders in this sector. These are some of its partners: HP, Leitat, Renishaw, Forward AM by BASF, Abrast by Coniex, AM Solutions by Rösler Group, GPA Innova, and Materialise. It is also supported by Fira Barcelona, through its exhibition INDUSTRY From Needs to Solutions, the 3D Incubator and ACCIÓ. Thanks to IAM 3D HUB, the 3D printing laboratory includes a wide variety of tools featuring 5 different printing technologies which work with metals, resin and thermoplastics. It is equipped with a materials laboratory to study and develop different photosensitive resin solutions and thermoplastics. It includes a laboratory with post-processing technology and different tools to clean, polish and dye pieces printed in 3D.

Shared lab for robotics

This is a space to develop, test and validate new robotic capabilities, processes and functionalities based on enabling technologies such as artificial vision, navigation, force control, light operation and sensors. It is equipped with the latest technology offered by the main technological actors in the industrial sector: ABB, KUKA, Robotnik and Boston Dynamics, so they can be used in the ecosystem projects. It includes different pieces of equipment for robotic and automation projects: Industrial and collaborative robots, robot-including AGV, 2D and 3D vision systems, grippers and end-effectors, industrial controls, 6 DOF force sensors, data collection systems and a server for AI applications.


The technological services will adapt to the necessities of each company in the ecosystem, according to the mission of this project, which is to
promote digital transformation.



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