IK4 RESEARCH ALLIANCE
IK4 Research Alliance is a private and independent alliance of R&D centres, a benchmark in the European R&D context. It comprises 7 organisations in the Basque Country region: AZTERLAN, CEIT, GAIKER, IDEKO, IKERLAN, LORTEK and TEKNIKER.
At the end of 2017 the Alliance gathered a staff of 1,158 and a total income of 103.4M€.
The centres associated in IK4 sets out to generate, capture and transfer scientificand technological knowledge mainly to the business framework. This way they contributes towards improving
the competitiveness of companies and the progress of society. Therefore, theirmain activity is the development of R&D&I projects. They also offer advanced technological services, focused on specific tests and analysis.
It stands out especially his high knowledge and capacities in metallic materials and in manufacture (processes, machinery, control,automation, tests, etc.). The IK4 centres have a wide and recognized experience in the steel industry and in metallurgy in general, with first class international references.