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The Basque Government is working to ensure R&D&I investments have a “greater and better” return for Basque society

2013 April 10

The Basque Government's Minister for Economic Development and Competitiveness, Arantza Tapia, has stressed the importance of taking a "qualitative leap" in R&D&i policies to ensure that the Basque Country "continues to be an example of innovation" in Europe. Arantza Tapia recognized that the investment drive, "both from the public and private spheres", has so far been "very important", but she stressed that the investments must have a "greater and better return" for the companies themselves and, also, for Basque society. In order to achieve that improved return, the Minister for Economic Development and Competitiveness announced that the Basque Government has set up a system to monitor its R&D&i programmes that measures what is being done to "implement new more efficient tools" and to achieve "sufficient and efficient" impact.

The new IK4-TEKNIKER premises at Eibar (Gipuzkoa) were opened this morning. The Basque Government Minister for Economic Development and Competitiveness, Arantza Tapia, took part in the opening ceremony.

IK4-TEKNIKER
As its managers put it, IK4-TEKNIKER is committed to becoming one of the benchmarks of the firm Basque commitment to R&D&I driven by the capacities provided by its new premises.

The new premises at the Eibar Technology Hub, recently integrated in the Gipuzkoa Technology-Science Technology Park, will provide the IK4-TEKNIKER researchers with 28,000 square metres of laboratories, clean rooms, study areas, specialist rooms and infrastructures to produce the latest cutting-edge technology for companies.

The new site is designed to provide the necessary technology equipment and space for all the research and technical activities that IK4-TEKNIKER develop in many areas, from nano-technology to tribology, through robotics, and along with all the administrative areas.

 

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  • @juan_otegui
    2013 April 10

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    2013 April 10

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