On 10 October, the conference "University talent: an opportunity for your business" was organised by the Basque Technology Park Network as part of the K-Business programme. The event addressed the talent in the university environment and its arrival at Basque companies, through the 4gune Business+University and KSIgune Connections programmes.
After the opening speech by Itziar Epalza, Director General of Euskadi Technology Park, Miren Artaraz, Director of Coordination and University Policy of the Basque Government, had the opportunity to present the clusters 4gune - Engineering, Science and Technology, and KSIgune - Cultural and Creative Industries.
Ruth Mayoral, Higher Education Programmes Manager at Euskampus Fundazioa, and responsible for the operations of both clusters, presented the collaboration framework thanks to which companies from the Basque Technology Parks can collaborate with students and teaching and research staff from Basque Faculties and Schools. 4gune Business + University and KSIgune Connections contribute to the collaboration between universities and companies in the framework of solving sectorial and social challenges.
Representing the business side, Rocío Millán, from the Social Commitment area of Siemens Gamesa, presented their shared experience with the 4gune cluster with the Students4Sustainability programme, a collaboration that has already been running for 3 years.
For its part, the Automotive Intelligence Center (AIC) is one of the entities with which 4gune has a long history of collaboration. Iñaki Pey, Electromobility Manager at the AIC, spoke about the experience of the AIC Classroom through which dozens of students from the university pass every year, contributing to automotive projects of reference in the region.
Representing the university sector, Iker Laskurain and María Senderos, teaching and research staff from the UPV/EHU School of Engineering of Gipuzkoa, presented the projects developed in collaboration with COAVN, ULMA and JOLAS, thanks to funding from the KSIgune Connections call for proposals.
The RENSKILL and S4SYMB projects, funded by the #Students4Sustainability programme, continue to generate high-impact scientific knowledge4Gune
Both research projects have been funded by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in the framework of its collaboration with the 4gune - Basque Engineering, Science and Technology Cluster, which includes, among other university centres, the Deusto Faculty of Engineering. RENSKILL and S4SYMB are aimed at identifying competences in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Naiara Vidal: "The 4gune Executive Inter-university Training Programme has contributed to the digital transformation of the Basque industrial sector”.4Gune
The first edition of the Smart Industry Executive Programme has been successfully completed in 2023, coordinated by 4gune - Basque Engineering, Science and Technology Cluster, with the support of the Basque Government’s Deputy Ministry for Universities and Research and the academic committee, which is made up of the IMH Advanced Manufacturing Campus, the Faculty of Engineering at Deusto University, Goi Eskola Politeknikoa - Mondragon University and Tecnun- Navarra University.
Promotion and training of scientific-technological talent in the context of the Basque 2030 Science, Technology and Innovation Plan 20304Gune
The Basque Country Science, Technology and Innovation Plan 2030 (PCTI 2030) represents the region’s strategic commitment to Research and Innovation. This plan identifies 4gune as one of the main knowledge and technology infrastructures for the training and promotion of business R&D, from the perspective of University+Business collaboration.