Here you can find information about Basque organizations that are currently members of the BeBasqueTalentNetwork, meaning that they work with Bizkaia Talent to attract, retain and involve highly-qualified professionals to and in the Basque Country. Classified by organization type, you can find by sector those companies that work in your field of knowledge. To be able to get in touch with them, via the Talent Map, you need to register with the network.
Gipuzkoa is one of the historical provinces that conform the Basque Country. Together with Bizkaia and Araba, our province is part of the Basque Autonomous Region.
Gipuzkoa is located in a strategic location and enjoys privileged communications in one of the main axes of connection between Spain and France.
707 298 inhabitants. Donostia-San Sebastian is the capital city
Gipuzkoa, like the rest of Basque historical provinces enjoys a great degree of sovereignty in matters of taxation and finance that allows to plan tax strategies adapted to the characteristics of its own economic structure
Industry maintains a very significant weight in our economy, contributing 28% of GVA in 2013, ahead of the average EU 15 (19%) and Germany (26%), a result of the roots and the historical centrality of this activity
Research and Innovation
.Investment of 2.2% of GDP4 on Innovation; more than 5,000 researchers in Gipuzkoa; the presence of companies in the province among European companies that invest in R & D; own System of Science, Technology and Innovation
Opened to the world
In 2014 Gipuzkoa exports grew by 5.8% and hovered around the historic record figure of 7,000 million euros, representing 31.4% of the GDP Territory, generating a positive trade balance of more than 3,700 million euros.
Cooperation between companies and institutions is a characteristic feature of our territory and economic fabric.
Graphenea, company leader in graphene production, was established in 2010, and has since grown to be one of the world's largest providers of graphene. The company is headquartered at the nanotechnology cluster CIC nanoGune in San Sebastian, Spain and Boston. Graphenea employs 15 people and exports graphene materials to more than 400 customers in 55 countries.
The company has focused on constant improvement of graphene quality, becoming a supplier customers can rely on. Graphenea employs a team of skilled laboratory staff who have brought graphene film production techniques to a new level, offering the same high quality films on any substrate.
Graphenea produces CVD graphene wafers up to 4 inches and graphene oxide in volumes up to 5 liters per package. Graphenea partners with large multinationals to develop custom graphene materials for their applications. Its research agility and ability to keep pace with the progress of graphene science and technology has allowed Graphenea to become the largest graphene supplier in the Graphene Flagship, a ten year project of the European Commission worth a billion euros. The company keeps a close relation with the world's leading scientists, regularly publishing scientific articles of the highest level.
Greenize centra su actividad organismos públicos, en proyectos de I+D+i con alta demanda ambiental y en el sector de las industrias creativas. Aunque nos encantan los retos que nos plantean nuestros clientes en cualquier campo.
Desarrollamos proyectos de ingeniería en energías renovables, proyectos de ecodiseño y Análisis de Ciclo de Vida (ACV), proyectos de certificación ambiental y proyectos de aplicaciones TIC.
La creatividad, empatía y orientación a cliente son nuestra filosofía y por ello también desarrollamos proyectos artísticos y culturales, además de proyectos de comunicación, divulgación y sensibilización. Festivales de ciencia, artes y música, exposiciones de sensibilización en sostenibilidad
Nuestra orientación a mercado nos permite generar nuevos modelos de negocio, entender sus requisitos y somos todo lo ágiles que se necesite para satisfacer sus necesidades.
Biokilab, a company belonging to the business Okilab Group conducts Research and Development focused on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of human diseases. The business areas of Biokilab are the development of diagnostic kits for human genetics, the provision of human genetics services (cytogenetics, molecular genetis and quantitative PCR), and the provision of clinical analysis to specialized hospitals.
The OKILAB GROUP is an specialized company in providing various analytical services to infertility clinics and the European leaders since 2011 in the sector. OKILAB is highly interested to meet people and study if there is a field in which they can help professionals grow business, improving the current quality and economy.
Our most interesting fields are:
- Clinical analysis of blood, microbiological, pathological and seminal samples.
- Development of Research and Development projects together with companies
- We work with most insurance companies
- We implement emergency analytical systems within each clinic.
- Sperm Bank
En 2002 , a iniciativa de los 5 socios fundadores , nació el Grupo Empresarial Urbegi. El objetivo era crear actividades empresariales que generaran un empleo que permitiese incluir a personas discapacitadas y con dificultad de inserción en el mercado laboral tradicional.
Durante este viaje empresarial , el grupo ha ido creciendo mucho , de forma constante , incorporando nuevas actividades , iniciativas, capacidades y procesos.
Cuenta con 3 áreas diferenciadas de actividad empresarial :
Área de Servicios y Medio Ambiente : dedicada a servicios auxiliares para empresas e instituciones : limpiezas de edificios, industrial y vial , jardinería, mantenimiento, control de entradas, call center ,recogida y destrucción de documentación sensible de forma confidencial para su posterior recuperación y valorización y servicios personales entre otras actividades.
Área Industrial : Especializada en la externalización y subcontratación de operaciones industriales , logísticas y de fabricación de subconjuntos , especialmente de los sectores energéticos, automoción y aviación.
Área de Transformación Social : área de transferencia de conocimiento y asesoramiento del grupo ,para el impulso de proyectos relacionados con el ámbito de la mejora social , a través de la implantación de sistemas , metodologías y apoyo a proyectos de ámbito institucional y / o privado , con una finalidad de impacto positivo.
Tenemos un modelo empresarial comprometido con el desarrollo económico y social de su entorno.
Colaboramos plenamente en la respuesta a las necesidades de nuestros clientes. Nuestra organización está al servicio de la tarea.
Creamos un entorno de trabajo en la que las personas trabajadoras se pueden desarrollar profesionalmente y con el que se identifican personalmente.
Somos una organización sostenible, rentable , sólida y perdurable en el tiempo principalmente gracias a la diversificación de actividades.
Somos un agente dinamizador que busca un amplio impacto social a través de la inserción social de colectivos preferentes para la Administración pública y asociaciones.
Buscamos activamente fórmulas que nos permitan obtener una innovación social a través del desarrollo de nuevas propuestas de valor que diversifiquen nuestras actividades
Buscamos ser un referente internacional como empresa comprometida con la generación de actividades de impacto social positivo.
ACICAE - Cluster de la Automoción
ACICAE - Cluster de la Automoción
ACICAE is a Cluster whose mission is to boost the Basque automotive sector, enabling cooperation among Basque companies to answer, together, to the major challenges the sector presents. It is considered to be the first Automotive Cluster set up in Europe.
Since its establishment in 1993 it has rapidly evolved, contributing to make the Basque automotive sector's turnover multiply by six in the last 25 years, exceeding 18,3 billion € and 85.000 employees worldwide
We are the Basque Autonomous Community's cluster association that brings together companies in the Eco-industry sector; we are working together to address the current difficult times by improving competitiveness and innovation in products and services designed to achieve more efficient management of "green and cleantech" resources on the national as well as international market.
We Work To:
- To strengthen the sector: to reinforce the orientation towards the members as the benchmarks in the Basque Cleantech and Environmental Sector.
- Institutional relations: to position and defend the members at home and abroad through a policy of alliances designed to offer institutional support.
- To foster innovation in the products and services of its members.
- To foster a favourable framework for the internationalisation of companies.
AFM Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
AFM Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
AFM, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, the Spanish Associations of manufacturers of machine tools, accesories, parts and tools, represents 90% of machine tool and advanced manufacturing technology companies in Spain.
AFM works to promote internationalisation and, through its INVEMA (Foundation for Machine Tool Research) technology unit, the technological innovation of its member companies.
AFM, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, is a member of both CECIMO and ECTA, the European associations of machine tool and cutting tool manufacturers.
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Spain is the European Union's third most important producer and exporter of machine tools, and is ranked ninth in the world.
This position has been achieved thanks to the commitment of manufacturers of machine tools, accessories, parts and tools to technological innovation, internationalisation and personal development.
For example, by exporting an average of over 80% of the industry's production to international markets and investing approximately 5% of turnover in Research, Development and Innovation.
Basque Health Cluster
Basque Health Cluster
Basque Health Cluster is a non-profit association whose objective is to coordinate, represent, manage, promote and defend the common interests of the associated companies. The purpose is to contribute to the development and growth of its associates and the health and biosciences sector in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.
This association is committed to supporting its members in four fundamental areas: Collaboration, Internationalization, Innovation and attraction of specialized financing in the sector.The Basque Health Cluster carries out activities aimed at its members and other agents of the bio-health ecosystem. Among these activities we promote our members internationally through fairs, missions, and cross-border events with other clusters. We offer working groups in different areas, training sessions and presentations by businesses and investors. We organize events for business networking and open innovation forums to generate future collaborations among our members, external companies and other agents, which include research centers and public administrations.
GAIA is the Association of Electronic and Information Technologies in the Basque Country, a private and professional non-profit organisation, established in 1983, currently made up of 260 companies that offer products and services in the field of electronics, information technology and telecommunications.
GAIA's mission is to boost the develop and growth in the Electronics-IT and Telecommunications sector, and to favour the assimilation and efficient usage of the sector's technologies, with the aim of collaborating in the development of the Information and Knowledge Society.
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The Electronics, IT and Telecommunications sector in the Basque Country is one of the most important concentrations of industrial developments in the this sector in Spain.
The tradition of manufacturers and entrepreneurs in the region, the excellent training and research infrastructures, the high sensitivity and commitment of public administrations and the existence of GAIA as an association that boosts and coordinates joint, technological and commercial activities are all at the core of our ongoing growth in our sector and its positioning as an outstanding European reference with a vocation.
The member companies of GAIA are always creating employment for highly qualified professionals. Because of the prospects for the future and the forecast for the demand for ICT professionals in the next years, the Association is launching new innovative training programmes that provide a chance for future hiring of professionals in the sector.
HEGAN is a private, non-profit association that groups together the Basque Aeronautics and Space sector, created with the aim of fostering, promoting and stimulating the same. As a Cluster Association, its aim is to represent and promote this sector to ensure its competitiveness in short, medium and long-term through co-operation and innovation among companies and other agents, as a response to its strategic challenges in cooperation.
DigiPen Institute of Technology is a pioneer in game education committed to providing an exemplary education and furthering research in digital media and interactive computer technologies.
We work with clients from a wide range of industries, building tailored technology applications both internal and consumer-facing that are as narrow or as open-ended as they need to be. From data visualization tools that help businesses leverage resources to interactive consumer products for expanding market reach, our solutions empower clients to meet their goals and overcome challenges. As a versatile team of designers and engineers, we draw from a large, flexible set of tools. Our passion is in building powerful, elegant software that combines technical excellence with ease of use.
Mondragon Unibertsitatea - Faculty of Engineering
Mondragon Unibertsitatea - Faculty of Engineering
We are the Faculty of Engineering of Mondragon Unibertsitatea, a non-profit cooperative university of social vocation and public interest open to the whole of society and focused on the needs of businesses, institutions and organizations.
We offer 9 Undergraduate Degrees, 5 Masters Degrees and a Doctoral Programme in engineering as well as several training programmes for professionals, including Professional Masters (non-EHEA Degrees), certificated courses, diploma courses and on-demand in-company courses.
Mondragon Unibertsitatea has developed an educational model called "Mendeberri", which aims to generate in students the values and attitudes that enable them to successfully develop their professional career, and to become active subjects in the progressive transformation of society. As a result of this learning process, students develop the ability to make decisions driven by their own initiative, and to find and set out on their own path. By working on soft skills, students are not limited to developing technical skills; in addition to the knowledge, they will learn how to do, to act and to be. They will acquire skills such as effective communication, commitment and leadership, amongst others.
Mondragon Unibertsitatea also develops a collaborative research model based on aligning research (from oriented basic research to innovation) in collaboration with three key agents: universities, innovation and technology centres and companies, the latter through their R&D&i units. The objective of this knowledge generation and transfer-oriented research model is to improve the competitive position of businesses and organizations contributing to the development of their products, processes or services.
Universidad de Deusto
Universidad de Deusto
Beyond individual projects and research which is co-ordinated from chairs such as Law and the Human Genome, Leisure and Disabilities, there is a clear option for the social topics of interdependency, distribution of resources, migration, human rights, development, poverty and environment, ethics and society at the university. Studies on cultural identity (individual and collective), and European integration processes are being carried out by various international research groups.
The University of Deusto is striving for internationalisation, without excluding other regions, and demonstrates a clear commitment to Europe and Latin America, having signed agreements with more than 200 universities.
Approximately 1,300 students and 50 professors take part in mobility programmes. The faculties, institutes and schools are also involved in intensive programmes, European modules and joint curricular designs at various levels, as they participate in cross-border activities, integrated languages, ODL and Leonardo programmes. The entire University adopted the European credit system in 1994, and works to promote it and improve its quality. Deusto was the first European university to extend the European credits to all its faculties.
Basque Institute of Competitiveness: Orkestra.
Formed in 2006, the Orkestra team promotes transformative research. This type of research is defined by analysis, reflection, evaluation and the proposal of actions, in a permanent form, aimed at providing innovative answers for the resolution of the challenges considered, while research knowledge is acquired.
To this end Orkestra, who since its beginnings has been an example of success in public-private cooperation, works with a large number of networks, businesses, governments and institutions on numerous projects. In this way, aside from being an agent of change to drive competitiveness in the Basque Country, it has become today an international model in the analysis of regional competitiveness in a global environment.
"Se trata de dotar a los alumnos de valores que están por encima de lo que se gana con dinero, la fama y el éxito y de formar líderes preocupados por la sociedad y el mundo, deseosos de acabar con el hambre y los enfrentamientos en el mundo? Peter H. Kolvenbach, 1989
The UPV/EHU, founded in 1980, is a public research university which sets out to create knowledge and convey it to society amid an intense process of globalisation, which is compatible with close links to Basque culture. Its goals are magnificently symbolised in the logo devised by the great artist Eduardo Chillida.
The University of the Basque Country also constitutes a space in which to produce new ideas, debate and contrasting opinions, on the basis of a solid ethical and social commitment, through the defence of human rights, gender equality, multiculturalism and the co-existence of different peoples, to the benefit of society and future
generations. The University of the Basque Country has been a decisive factor in boosting the role of Basque as a language of thought and a vehicle for scientific production.
The Shanghai ranking puts it among the world’s 400 best universities.
The Times Higher Education ranking puts it among the 200 best universities in the world less than 50 years old.
Cross-border campus with the university of Bordeaux, one of the eurozone’s leading benchmarks.
International Excellence Campus, according to the Spanish Ministry of Education
Over 100 undergraduate courses in all areas of knowledge.
Our range of undergraduate courses is one of the world’s most varied and comprehensive: over 100
courses, from Medicine to Automotive Engineering; from Mathematics to Creation and Design; from Philosophy to Business Administration and Management, and also Law … with the bonus of offering these courses in three languages.
Over 100 master’s courses.
A master’s course in Environment and Marine Resources? In Computation? In Biomedical Engineering? In Technology, Learning and Education?
At the UPV/EHU you will find all these options, and 100 more besides. Postgraduate courses not only boost employability, but also delve deeper into a given area of knowledge and improve professional and intellectual qualifications.
And 66 doctoral programmes
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience
The main strategic objective of Achucarro is to contribute to the development of a socially and economically sustainable Society. To do this we strive to perform world-class research in the study of neuron-glia biology in the normal and pathological brain. This research focus will allow us to contribute to the training of future generations of neuroscientists and be an active partner in the dissemination of the human knowledge about the brain.
Achucarro focuses its research on the brain function in physiology and pathophysiology, with a particular emphasis on:
* In-depth understanding of the organisation and information processing in neural circuitries;
* Identification of genetic and molecular backgrounds of neural circuits during development and ageing;
* Characterisation of genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative and autoimmune-mediated brain diseases; and
* Translational research aimed at the development of new strategies for the treatment of brain diseases.
Do you want an innovative job working on multi-disciplinary projects within a global and international context? Do you want to generate new knowledge, products and services that have value for the market? Do you want to provide our clients with innovative, practical and smart solutions? Are you ambitious, driven and pro-active? Are you a free thinker and enterprising? We are seeking professionals who are able to connect with our clients and create work teams that search for new challenges. If you feel identified with our challenges, then AZTI is in your future.
What do we offer?
AZTI offers the chance of developing your dreams through top-level research carried out by professionals who are able to generate knowledge with a significant scientific character and excellence and a clear market focus. We offer a unique professional experience in which you will participate in an excellent scientific and technological organisation, close to the markets and the needs of the food industry and maritime activities that is dynamic and a true leader and innovator in its areas of expertise. We translate our clients' needs into business opportunities, generating and providing value to our clients.
AZTI is a knowledge organisation, i.e., it places great value on your personal and professional development. From the moment you become a part of the organisation we will focus our attention on your professional development and growth. Likewise, you will feel quickly integrated thanks to our welcome, accompaniment and training programme.
Your future colleagues
The people at AZTI are our main asset to achieve the goals that we have set. AZTI is committed to the people in the organisation and to the growth of the human team, which is a reflection of our strength. In 10 years, we have doubled our staff from 160 people in 2005 to 249 people in 2014.
BASQUE CULINARY CENTER
BASQUE CULINARY CENTER
The Basque Culinary Center is a pioneering academic institution worldwide, created by seven of the top Basque chefs along with Mondragon University, and with the involvement of eleven of the most influential chefs in the world.
At the Basque Culinary Center our main aim is higher education, research, innovation and promotion of gastronomy and nutrition.
Since its creation, in September 2011, we have worked to become the international benchmark in this field and also to promote gastronomy as a lever of social-economic development through the Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences and the Centre for Research and Innovation. We also develop many different promotional activities.
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change
We are a research centre on the causes and consequences of climate change. Led by one of the most recognized scientists in the Climate Change field -Prof. Maria José Sanz, we produce multidisciplinary knowledge to support decision making towards sustainable development at the international level.
With a multidisciplinary team, connected to the main scientific institutions, networks and socio-economic agents, for a decade, our contribution to research of climate change and to the science-policy interface puts us in a unique position to offer knowledge, tools, new methodologies and cross-cutting proposals, that we lead towards action in a collaborative framework with stakeholders, to design and help implement policies aimed at sustainable development.
This vision and mission requires a seamless path from collecting evidence and expert judgements, through research that investigates and compares assumptions and results of different models, to the implementation and testing of integrated solutions. With emphasis on the multiple facets of the climate change problem, paired with its leadership position in state-of-the-art integrative modeling methodologies, BC3 has the potential to address and consolidate its position as a world leader in supporting the significant parts of the lifecycle of transdisciplinary climate change research. In the coming four years (2018-2021), BC3 will further develop this strategic mission, emphasizing the bridging of scales and scientific languages to support policy- and decision-making in environmentally sustainable, economically efficient and socially equitable ways. In order to do so, the centre will continue to engage with highly recognized scientific teams and research institutions at global, national and regional levels with an increased emphasis on effectively conveying policy messages to public and private decision makers.
The Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, BCAM, is a world-class research center in the field of Applied Mathematics located in Bilbao (Spain). Its main goal is promoting scientific and technological advances worldwide through the interdisciplinary research in Mathematics, and the training and attracting of talented scientists.
Embedded in a multicultural environment, with more than 90 people from over 25 nationalities working at the center, BCAM is a young center that provides the right atmosphere for research and promotes the creation of hard-working international and interdisciplinary teams.
Mission: Provide a platform for researchers and professionals from related areas to carry out frontline research, development and innovation in this area.
The specific aim of our research activity is to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in the acquisition, comprehension and production of language, with special emphasis on bilingualism and multilingualism.
Some of the areas we study include the processes involved in normal child language acquisition and second language learning in adults, as well as learning disorders, language disorders, language-related effects of aging and neurodegeneration and language use in different social contexts.
BCMaterials is an autonomous research center that covers all aspects of research in Functional Materials with advanced Electric, Magnetic and Optical properties; from basic aspects to applications. Special activity is devoted to thin films materials and characterization techniques involving Large International Facilities, like neutron and synchrotron radiation sources.
BCMaterials was launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center is included in the BERCs (Basque excellence Research Centers) network.
Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute
Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute
Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute is a scientific institution created by the Department of Health of the Basque Government, the Basque Health Service (Osakidetza), The University of the Basque Country, and the Basque Foundation for Innovation and Research (BIOEF).
This institute is a key element in the strategy of the Government of the Basque Country for consolidating the biomedical sector in the region, and is a first class scientific instrument for improving the quality of the health and life expectancy of the population.
The mission of BioCruces is to promote, bring together and support its research groups enabling them to undertake high-quality translational research and promoting effective innovation and collaboration with other organisations, in order to provide new tools, practices and knowledge to contribute to enhancing healthcare, population health, wealth creation an economic development.
Primary Health Care, Prevention and Chronic Diseases
Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Renal Diseases
Autoimmune, Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Innovation in Surgery, Transplantation and Health Technologies
Maternal Child Healthcare and Assisted Reproduction
Ceit - IK4
Ceit - IK4
CEIT-IK4 promotes excellence in applied research by publishing non-confidential results, disseminating scientific and technical knowledge in a variety of venues, and training doctoral students within the framework of industrial research projects.
CEIT-IK4 seeks regular collaboration with companies in a range of sectors (railway, aeronautical, automotive, health, manufacturing, energy and environment) and strives to understand all aspects of our clients' business in order to develop high value added solutions through applied investigation projects. In addition to offering innovative solutions to our clients, CEIT-IK4 trains young researchers who are preparing to join the labour market and add value to the production system.
CEIT-IK4 shares with the University of Navarra a commitment to research and teaching, inspired by the values of Christian humanism.
We are driven by our passion for research and our passion to advance the application of knowledge through our projects. Our commitment to excellence helps us build the future day by day.
CIC bioGUNE (Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences), a non-profit biomedical research organization, founded in 2002 at the initiative of the Department of Industry of the Basque Government, opened its research facilities at the Technology Park of Bizkaia in January 2005. Since then, CIC bioGUNE has been playing a strong role in advancing biomedical research and technological innovation in the Basque Country.
To support the research activities of The Center's scientists and students CIC bioGUNE initially made an investment of more than 35 million in state-of-the-art research infrastructure - in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, NMR, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and computer and animal facilities, among others. Our missions cover different aspects: the development of high-level Science, including fundamental research, industrial research and experimental development, high-quality training, institutional cooperation, internationalization, and dissemination. Our researchers, recruited internationally, include fellows from Ikerbasque, Bizkaia:talent, and Ramón y Cajal and Juan de la Cierva programs. CIC bioGUNE currently employs over 140 people, including 20 research group leaders, ca. 100 postdocs, technicians and engineers, providing training opportunities to more than twenty Ph.D. students each year.
Extramural competitive funding from the Basque Country, Spain, International Institutions, including EU and ERC, and local and international Industries, combined with the generous support of the Basque Government and the Regional Government of Bizkaia, allowed our modern research projects to continuously grow and prosper. In 2015, CIC bioGUNE's researchers have authored over 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and licensed two patents.