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.
The PCTI 2030 is the reference framework in which all the policies and activities in support of R&D&I developed by the Basque Government are integrated and coordinated. In the field of education, these policies include: the Strategic Plan for Vocational Training and the Strategic Plan for the Basque University System, as well as the Basque Business+University Strategy and the STEAM Euskadi Strategy.
Education is thus positioned as a key element for achieving scientific excellence and promoting talent, within the framework of the RIS3 Smart SpecialisationStrategy.
Among the agents and instruments supporting R&D and innovation, the PCTI 2030 identifies 4gune - Basque Engineering, Science and Technology Cluster, coordinated by Euskampus Fundazioa, as a systemic collaboration infrastructure for strengthening University+Business cooperation in the new Basque RIS3 scenario.
Thanks to its collaboration models and co-creation mechanisms (Map of Capabilities, Technological Intelligence Cross-border Laboratory, University+Business Programme, Executive Programme, etc.), 4gune helps to:
- Strengthen university-business collaboration for more engagement between the educational community and the industrial sector.
- Promote, in collaboration with Euskampus Fundazioa, research excellence as a basis for creating and disseminating new knowledge, capabilities, technologies and solutions.
- Support the strategic management of key aspects of the PCTI 2030, promoting cross-cutting work, impacting on different areas and levels, and fostering the external collaboration of the system.
As a result, 4gune promotes a robust ecosystem for the education, training and development of research and technological talent, reinforcing the links between the different economic and social spheres.
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.
4gune and KSIgune present Business+University connection opportunities to Basque Technology Park entities4Gune
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.
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.