4GUNE is the Basque Cluster for Engineering, Science and Technology. It is led and promoted by the Basque Government’s Department of Education and 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.
Pertenecientes La Industria 4.0 en el Sistema Universitario Vasco.
A union of four engineering schools with more than 100 years of history closely connected with the business world and training adapted to market needs.
A union of two engineering schools accredited for their orientation towards organisation and quality in management, with a broad network of ongoing alliances and collaborations with different public and private institutions.
An engineering school which is a member of several international networks, having won awards for its advanced management and strategy analysis model, working with students, people, society and innovation.
A school that encompasses more than 35 fields of scientific and technical knowledge, bringing together the largest set of resources for research, development and innovation in the Basque Country, as a model for training professionals capable of playing a crucial role to face some of our society’s most important challenges.
A young school with intensive activity in research that has gradually become consolidated and gained greater recognition within the university community itself and in its external outreach to society and the professional world.
The Faculty of Chemistry encompasses many different fields of scientific and technical knowledge, oriented towards the natural sciences and mainly chemistry and materials, possessing an internationally acclaimed track record in research.
Centre of reference for training and technical/scientific knowledge in information systems and computing sciences. It stands out for its use of “Project-based Learning” methodologies and its orientation towards research.
A pioneering institute that specialises in dual university training in the fields of advanced production and technological/organisational innovation for companies.
A school which is committed to a very practical, dynamic, participatory teaching methodology so as to ensure a high level of practical knowledge, essential to professional development and research intended for facilitating progress in the society of the future.
Striving to build a better, more just society, the School linked to Grupo Mondragon has an acknowledged track record in dual training, notable internationalisation, a cooperative style and research oriented towards the medium to long-term needs of companies in its surrounding area.
A school which belongs to the University of Navarre, while maintaining a balance between teaching, research and service to society, it performs research activities in conjunction with researchers from the Gipuzkoa Centre for Studies and Technical Research.
The AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center is a value generation site for the automotive industry based onan open innovation concept, in which companies improve their competitiveness through cooperation. Through a market-oriented outlook, it combines knowledge, technology and industrial development all into one single structure.
The AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center is a value generation site for the automotive industry based onan open innovation concept, in which companies improve their competitiveness through cooperation. Through a market-oriented outlook, it combines knowledge, technology and industrial development all into one single structure. The Basque Business Confederation (Confebask) isan organisation which represents and defends the general and shared interests of Basque businesspeople and provides them with legal representation before the government, labour union organisations, professional bodies and public opinion in the Basque Country.
Innobasque is a private non-profit association that includes civil society and companies, focusing on the innovation which drives the motor behind social and economic transformation, to move towards a sustainable Basque Country, and itis the key to building innovative solutions that solve the Basque Country’s great social, economic and environmental problems.
In the SPRI Group, Basque companies find the tools to become more international and entrepreneurial, obtain financing, locate industrial land, apply new technologies, innovate or carry out the necessary process of entering the New Industry, Basque Industry 4.0. Moreover, it is the agency the Basque Government has entrusted with attracting and facilitating foreign investment through its Invest in the Basque Country service.
Basque Industry 4.0 is a move towards the incorporation of intelligent systems into production plants, the improved use of emerging capabilities and technologies in new products and processes, the integration of advanced materials into higher added-value solutions and improved processes, and the efficiency and sustainability of resources and integration of high added-value services.
ADEGI is the Business Association of Gipuzkoa, a private association with over 35 years of experience promoting business activities.
To that end it represents the companies when they deal with social institutions and partners, offering advice and training to the companies, and it has established a powerful collaborative network between them.
The Bizkaia Business Confederation (CEBEK) is the regional business organisation set up as a non-profit entity with voluntary membership, comprised of federations, associations and companies. Its mission is to represent and defend the interests of its members before society and public and private institutions that affect or influence their activities, always seeking to increase the competitiveness of companies.
SEA came about in 1971 but was not officially recognised as an association until 1978. Initially, it brought together the metal industry, whereby it now covers all business sectors.
Together with the Bizkaia association, CEBEK, and the one from Gipuzkoa, ADEGI, it forms CONFEBASK, which, in turn, is integrated in the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE). Thanks to this, the business representation in Araba has been extended to a national level.
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.
The 4GUNE Engineering, Science and Technology University Training Cluster incorporates its programmes in the Basque Innovation Map (Berrikuntza Map) fostered by the Basque Innovation Agency, Innobasque.