The premises will be officially opened in the winter, once all the personnel have settled into the new building
Over the summer the Basque R+D centre IK4-TEKNIKER has gradually begun to move its personnel and scientific equipment to its new facilities at the POLO TECNOLÓGICO DE EIBAR. It is a new building with a surface area of 28,000 m2 that will enable the organisation to work in better conditions and more efficiently so that it can continue to guarantee companies the best technological and competitive offer.
IK4-TEKNIKER's move to its new, more spacious and better-equipped facilities is in response to the increase in its activities and its growing development in recent years in the area of R+D+i, in renewable energies, robotics or precision equipment, for example.
By the winter, IK4-TEKNIKER's staff of 260 professionals will have fully settled into the new building to carry on their R+D+i activities, and that is when the inauguration is scheduled to take place.
The new building, characterised by its versatility and simple look and which reflects the rigueur values, efficiency and streamlining of the organisation, has six floors with laboratories and equipment designed to meet current and future industrial needs. The new equipment includes a clean room, specialised rooms and special infrastructure. There is also a specially-designed chamber that will function as a test bench for developing efficient kinetic energy systems.
The future POLO TECNOLÓGICO DE EIBAR, where the new IK4-TEKNIKER building is located, has a total surface area of 130,000 square metres. As it fills up with the incorporation of R+D companies specialised in the innovation sector, it is set to host a total of about 1,500 mostly highly-qualified jobs.
With experience spanning 30 years in research into applied technology and its transfer to companies, in addition to making advances in the development of Social and Healthcare Technology, the technological centre IK4-TEKNIKER has achieved a high degree of specialisation in four major areas (Precision Engineering and Mechatronics, Surface Engineering, Production and Automation Engineering, and Manufacturing Technologies), which enables it to put its state-of-the-art technology at the service of the business and social base.