Neapolis is a centre of excellence dedicated to information, communication and creative technologies gathering a wide range of organisations, from start-ups to worldwide companies in a unique working ecosystem.
The centre was designed by the architects Mackay, Bohigas and Martorell in 2004, with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); it covers an area of 8,000 sqm and is one of the most appreciated public buildings in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Neàpolis offers the city a place for citizens to get involved with research, innovation, creativity and technological development focused on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
The Neapolis CoWork service began in 2011 to create a community of entrepreneurs. The initiative was started by the city council of Vilanova i la Geltrú to promote and support the development of new technologies and creativity in the city.
A network of CoWork spaces was then planned to host different projects and entrepreneurs, based on 4 different areas: Creative Industries, Health, Eco-innovation, Sea and Technokids.
Technokids then evolved into Tecnolab and was involved in the project, and is now in the process of becoming a fablab.
Since the creation of Neapolis, there have been lots of initiatives and works related to European and international cooperation.
A complex ecosystem has been created between all the hosted entrepreneurs, who share job opportunities and collaborations with universities, research centres, high schools, public administrations and companies.