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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Although the Basque Autonomous Community (region) has a prominent position in innovation, there are still many prejudices about R&D&i and questions are raised for example about whether small enterprises can access innovation or whether major investment is needed in all cases.
AZTERLAN is a private technological centre established more than 30 years ago, completely embedded in the industrial network and concerned about sustainable development.