The club’s new partner and technology supplier, Intel Corporation, has kicked off a new period of cooperation with FC Barcelona by equipping the Masia with the latest in information technology to help the rising stars in their off-pitch studies.
The sponsorship deal, which was unveiled on 12th December, includes an agreement to carry the Intel logo on the inside of the players’ shirts while equipping the Club with the very latest in information technology to make it one of the most technologically advanced sports clubs in the world. The influence will be felt all around the Club, starting with the upgrade of the Masia and a complete overhaul of the study room, including the latest Ultrabook 2-in-1.
The classroom was designed by Ricardo Cavolo, a Barça fan from Salamanca. The artist’s intention is to foster learning and creativity off the pitch in an educational environment that is warm, modern and comfortable.
The new equipment will be of particular use in language learning, one of the most important factors in helping the stars of the future adapt to life in the Masia. According to Masia director Carles Folguera: “These new technological tools will improve the learning of the different languages (Catalan, Spanish and English) and that is something that will help people who aren’t from here settle in more quickly and efficiently”.
Intel is also collaborating with the FC Barcelona Foundation over the next couple of months by donating five computers for every match played by the first team plus another computer for every goal scored by the team over that period. These computers will be shared out among the different charitable projects supported by the Foundation.