Our alliance comprises nine technological centres and is one of the major points of reference. Our main objective is to bring resources together and to exchange best practice in order to help our technological centres reach greater levels of technological-scientific excellence within the Basque System of Innovation.
The following technology centres form part of IK4: AZTERLAN, CEIT, GAIKER, IKERLAN, LORTEK, TEKNIKER, CIDETEC, IDEKO and VICOMTech.
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12/10/2013 | The Basque Country, Europe’s future machine-tool lab
Within the ambit of Advanced Manufacturing, machine tools are a key component in the processes of industry, so they represent a basic field of research in the quest for added value for the European business base. This field has received fresh impetus recently with new mechatronic concepts coming onto the scene; they include the incorporation of intelligent devices, a phenomenon that promises a significant increase in the all-round performance of the machines.