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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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IK4, a key player in Advanced Manufacturing at the Basque Industry 4.0 conference

IK4 was one of the leading organisations in the Basque Industry 4.0 conference organised by the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community on 15 October to analyse the so-called "fourth industrial revolution"; it drew over 700 experts from the Basque Autonomous Community and Europe who discussed in Bilbao the latest trends in this field. So they tackled subjects like Additive Manufacturing, Collaborative Robotics, Cyber-physical Systems, Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing and Big Data.

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The Centre of Technical and Research Studies of Gipuzkoa (CEIT-IK4) is a Technology Centre for applied research in industrial innovation, competitive improvement and contribution to the social and economic development of the surroundings. Its headquarters are located in Ibaeta and at the Miramon Technology Park in San Sebastian (Gipuzkoa).

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

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