ABB

A leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

CAF

A leading international company in transport projects, CAF designs, manufactures, maintains and supplies equipment and components for rail systems throughout the world.

CIE AUTOMOTIVE

A global full service supplier of components and sub-assemblies offering a range of different technologies in main automotive global markets.

DANOBATGROUP

The largest European manufacturer of high-quality machine tool and production systems for the industrial manufacturing market.

EUSKALTEL

A leading telecommunications operator in Northern Spain, providing fibre optics and telecommunications services in the Basque Country and Galicia.

IBERDROLA

The number one European electricity company, and one of the largest in the world by market capitalisation. The company produces and supplies electricity to around 100 million people in the countries in which it operates.

ITP

The ninth largest aircraft engine and components company in the world.

MERCEDES-BENZ VITORIA

Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG) facility in Vitoria is the second largest van plant in the MB Vans global network, with an annual production of 225,000 vans.

MICHELIN

One of the largest manufacturers of tires in the world, dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people.

REPSOL - PETRONOR

One of the world’s leading integrated global energy companies operating in all areas of the oil & gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.

Our Partners

Key designers of Bind 4.0. and committed to supporting its startups

Bind 4.0’s partners are some of the world’s leading companies in the Industry 4.0 arena.

They work in the automotive, energy, telecom, machine-tools, aeronautics and railway industries. These companies are each developing new Industry 4.0 solutions and are eager to work with startups as a way to boost their innovation.

Selected Bind 4.0 startups will develop a project for one of these companies while learning the ins and outs of their business. The company will function as a customer as well as a resource for new technologies and networks, which the startup can use to develop its business and commercial tools. Startups get the unique opportunity to grow along with these companies.

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ABB is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, transports, and infrastructure to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

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Each year ABB dedicates around $1.5 billion to fund research and development activities driven by its 8,500 technologists and seven corporate research centers.

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Through its investment arm ABB Technology Ventures, it has invested over $150 million into high potential industrial technology and energy companies.


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CAF seeks to explore the possibilities offered by Industry 4.0 in order to improve both its industrial process and the solutions it offers.

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Intrapreneurship and corporate investment are two pillars in its growth strategy as an industrial group.

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CAF Ventures has been established to invest and scale firms in related industries with the aim of later joining the CAF group.


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CIE Automotive wants to improve its industrial processes through the innovations offered by Industry 4.0.

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Through its Dominion subsidiary, CIE Automotive interacts with digital, IT and machine tools to improve its energy efficiency and make its plants more intelligent.

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Dominion went public this year, and expects to continue growing in the future.


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DanobatGroup believes that applying the latest digital and IT developments to machine tools will provide many new, smart solutions for making factories more intelligent.

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It has developed software modules that improve the productivity and preciseness of machines. Its easy interfaces allow the machines to be controlled remotely based on big data received from its sensors.

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It owns a technology centre, IK4-IDEKO, which specialises in advanced manufacturing.


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The leading telecommunications operator in Northern Spain, providing fibre optics and telecommunications convergent services (Broadband, Mobile and landline telephony and Pay-to-view television) in the Basque Country and Galicia.

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Euskaltel is interested in startups that work in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data and cybersecurity fields.

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Its research arm is develop new solutions in the broadband and digital contents fields.


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Being one of the largest electricity companies in the world, Iberdrola has a ventures division named PERSEO that invests in startups.

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It has invested in five startups over the last two years.

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It is applying smart grids on several R&D projects.


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ITP is currently the ninth biggest aircraft engine and components company in the world.

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The company places technological innovation as a cornerstone of its strategy. Every year it ranks among the top three Spanish companies for R&D investment in relation to sales.

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Working to remain at the forefront of the aeronautics industry, ITP invests in the research and development of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies including Internet of Things (IoT).


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Mercedes-Benz takes the lead in digital work in its industry, shaping the future of safe and sustainable mobility.

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It believes working with the best startups in the world enhances its transformation process.

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Its focus is on digitally transforming the value chain.


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Michelin manufactures tires with built-in sensors that allow continuous monitoring and control of their performance.

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Through the Michelin Development Foundation, Michelin supports SMEs and Startups in the development of their projects.

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As Michelin believes that mobility is essential for human development, they innovate to make it safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly.


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One of the World’s top-ten integrated Oil & Gas companies that relies on talent, technology and innovation as the engines of its development.

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Its Corporate Venture Capital unit has more than five years of experience investing in a wide portfolio of companies and startups.

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It believes that energy efficiency and digitalization (industry 4.0) are the main challenges it faces.