IK4 Research Alliance

We are members of IK4, the flagship Alliance in the Basque Innovation Domain and in the European technology framework.
IK4 Research Alliance

IK4 is a private independent technology Alliance made up of 9 Basque technology centres.It has been a reference point for the Basque innovation system and the European technology environment since its creation.

IK4 Research Alliance was founded as an association of independent technology centres, joining forces to provide society with added value and achieve a critical mass for applied research geared to the industrial fabric, to help provide it with the tools to enhance its competitive edge.

The Alliance focuses on knowledge generation, capture and transfer using its own technology, in technological fields required by business and society as a whole.

The members’ RDI resources are grouped into eight science and technology units:information and communication technologies, industrial management and production, environment and recycling, biotechnology, materials and processes, micro and nano technologies, energy and mechatronics.

IK4 Research Alliance