4GUNE is the Basque Cluster for Engineering, Science and Technology. It is led and promoted by the Basque Government’s Department of Education.
It embraces 11 Centres from the Basque University System, the Basque Industry 4.0 Steering Group, the Basque Innovation Agency – Innobasque, the Basque Business Confederation – Confebask and their partners, Adegi, Cebek and SEA, the Basque Business Development Agency-SPRI and the Automotive Intelligence Center (AIC).
The presidency of the cluster lies with the University Policy and Coordination Division of the Deputy Ministry for Universities and Research of the Basque Government’s Department of Education.
At the same time, boosting actions, modelling the system and alignment with the RIS3 specialisation strategy, among others, are tasks of the technical secretariat performed by Euskampus Fundazioa.
In its set-up as a Cluster, it ultimately aims to contribute towards strengthening University+Business cooperation in the Basque Country in the new scenario of the Basque RIS3, boosting and implementing collaboration models and co-creation mechanisms. The initial years of the 4GUNE Cluster have been developed mainly in Industry 4.0 but it aims to have an impact on all priority areas of the RIS3 in the Basque Country.
Faculties and Schools
Business + University Projects
The following centres, faculties and institutions make up the 4gune Ecosystem:
Creation of a Pole of Knowledge in Cultural and Creative Industries as a strategic tool for the development of actions in the fields of training, research, innovation and transfer, which is linked to the needs of the Sector. Its goals include the promotion of partnerships among high-performance research groups within the Basque University System, along with the most relevant Businesses and Institutions in the Cultural and Creative Sector.