EARTO Members

IK4 Research Alliance Association

Country: Spain
Founded in: 2004
EARTO Membership: Individual


Key Figures 2016

€84M Income

1,177 Employees

43 Patent Applications

740 Industrial Partners

63 Spin-offs Created

N/A H2020 Projects (eCorda March 2018)


Mission & Vision

Mission: IK4 is an Alliance of private, independent R&D Centres, which are committed to social and industrial development in their geographical area and which have decided to combine their capabilities. Within a framework of steady collaboration, the Alliance seeks to contribute towards maximizing the value provided as well as increasing competitiveness in the industrial and business sphere by generating synergies to foster excellence in research, technological development and innovation. It collaborates with the remaining scientific and technological players by encouraging the efficient use of resources devoted to research, and by furthering the training and integration of people who are highly qualified in the economic and social environment it serves. IK4 is a benchmark in the interlocution before the institutions in all aspects relating to scientific and technological research, and collaborates actively with them in specifying industrial policies.

Vision: IK4 is recognised by industry as an attractive R&D ally owing to its value contribution through scientific and technological innovation and expertise. It contributes towards addressing the great challenges facing society; this is made possible by the research excellence of the Centres that form part of it, its international leadership in applied research and technological development, and its contribution towards knowledge-based public policies relating to economic development.


Technology Expertise

  • Engineering & Technology: Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering ; Mechanical engineering ; Chemical engineering ; Materials engineering ; Medical engineering ; Environmental engineering ; Environmental biotechnology ; Industrial Biotechnology ; Nano-technology
  • Medical & Health Sciences: Clinical medicine ; Health biotechnology
  • Agricultural Sciences: Agricultural biotechnology


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