IK4 Research Alliance. The Alliance for Technological Scientific Excellence Composition where the IK4 Alliance logo appears, showing a technician handling a numeric control machine and a detail of a high technological precision mechanism

Nine technology centers.
A great reference
in the Basque Innovation System.

IK4 Research Alliance

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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The iSare project to set up a smart grid in Gipuzkoa is unveiled

On 17 December the IK4 R&D Alliance participated together with the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the Electronics, Computing and Telecom Cluster of the Basque Country (GAIA-Cluster TEIC) in the public presentation of iSare, a strategic project to start up in Gipuzkoa a smart energy microgrid that can be used as a test bench to develop and experiment with the state of various technologies to generate and store energy.

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The IK4-CIDETEC Technological Centre is an expert in generating and transferring knowledge and technology in the areas of materials, surfaces and energy. It is located in the San Sebastian Technology Park (Gipuzkoa).

  • CEIT
  • Ideko
  • Ikerlan
  • Lortek
  • Tekniker
  • Vicomtech

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