IK4 is a private and independent alliance of R&D centres, a benchmark in the European R&D context. It comprises 9 organisations in the Basque Country: AZTERLAN, CEIT, CIDETEC, GAIKER, IDEKO, IKERLAN, LORTEK, TEKNIKER and VICOMTECH.
The IK4 Research Alliance sets out to generate, capture and transfer scientific and technological knowledge in order to contribute towards improving the competitiveness of companies and the progress of society.
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Innovation is a core component in the Europe 2020 strategy for growth with the aim of driving forward innovative ideas that can be turned into products and services that, in turn, will generate growth and employment. With this outlook of an intelligent, sustainable, integrating economy, smart city policies are becoming particularly important.