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.

AERNNOVA

Aernnova is a company specialized in the design and manufacturing of aerostructures & components such as wings, fuselage sections & empennages, for the main aircraft manufacturers.

ALCOR

A group of companies in the aeronautics, automotive and new technologies fields that works for the main car and aerospace manufacturers.

ALEGRIA ACTIVITY

It has created more than 300 communications experiences that bring people closer to brands

ARCELOR MITTAL

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 18 countries.

BATZ

It manufactures automotive components for the main brands with a workforce of 1,600 people in more than 15 facilities around the world

BRIDGESTONE

The Bridgestone Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of tire and rubber products.

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.

ELAY

Its main activity is fine blanking forged metal pieces fot the automotive industry in facilities in Spain, Mexico and China

ELECNOR

One of the world’s leading corporations in project development construction and operations present in more than 50 countries.

EUSKALTEL

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

FAGOR EDERLAN

A leading supplier of complete product solutions for the automotive industry, specializing in Chassis and Powertrain applications

GESTAMP

One of the world’s top 20 automotive components manufacturers with 95 production plants in 20 countries

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.

MAIER

It manufactures automotive components in 8 plants across 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.

NEM SOLUTIONS

A predictive maintenance specialist born in 2007 inside a technological centre and nowadays owned by railway manufacturer CAF and wind turbine producer Gamesa-Siemens

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.

RPK GROUP

The RPK Group has the capacity to find solutions for different sectors such as the automobile, electric, medical or general industrial sectors

SENER

A private engineering and technology group founded in 1956 and specialized in offering technological solutions. It also has industrial holdings in companies working in the areas of energy, environment and aeronautics

SIDENOR

Leader in the European steel industry for the production of special steel long products and one of the main producers of forged and cast pieces

ULMA

A business group made up of 8 cooperatives which operate in diverse sectors through its 8 strategic business units.

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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Aernnova is a company specialized in the design and manufacturing of aerostructures & components such as wings, fuselage sections & empennages, for the main aircraft manufacturers.

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With over 700 million euros in revenues and 4,700 employees it is the leading Tier 1 supplier in Spain and one of the Top Ten worldwide.

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Headquartered in the Basque Country, Aernnova has expanded its presence globally through its manufacturing and engineering centers in Europe, America and Asia.


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A group of companies in the aeronautics, automotive and new technologies fields that works for the main car and aerospace manufacturers.

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Its TMI affiliate designs robotic cells used in the automotive components industry.

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Its Mizar affiliate specializes in the additive manufacturing field, leading projects related to the layout design and lean manufacturing projects in industrial plants.





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It has created more than 300 communications experiences that bring people closer to brands.

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It manufactures special vehicles and mobile units to bring health, banking, educational or telecommunications services to dozens of countries around the world.


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ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 18 countries.

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It’s the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.

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Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 are a key pillar of ArcelorMittal Gipuzkoa´s strategy, aimed at delivering a clear competitive advantage and enabling us to further speed up our roadmap to excellence.



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It manufactures automotive components for the main brands with a workforce of 1,600 people in more than 15 facilities around the world.

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Its subsidiary Batz Zamudio focuses on new materials and technologies for weight reduction and CO2 emissions.

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Its aerospace division researches hot forming technologies oriented to advanced alloys targetting the main aircraft manufacturers.



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The Bridgestone Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of tire and rubber products.

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Founded in 1931 in Japan, Bridgestone Group has over 180 manufacturing plants and R&D facilities in 26 countries and sells products in more than 150 countries worldwide.

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The Bridgestone Group is eternally committed to serving society with superior quality.


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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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Its main activity is fine blanking forged metal pieces fot the automotive industry in facilities in Spain, Mexico and China.

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It has diversified into other sectors, such as home appliances, gardening tools, computers, construction equipment or the nuclear industry.

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It has supplied pieces for the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator.


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One of the world’s leading corporations in project development construction and operations present in more than 50 countries.

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Infrastructure, renewable energy and technology are its main sectors. It’s diversifying into new areas in which IoT and other Industry 4.0 technologies are adding most of the value.

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Its strong international outlook has helped it sustain a continuous expansion process which has unlooked the doors to new markets around the world, namely Central America, South America, Africa and the Middle East.


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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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A leading supplier of complete product solutions for the automotive industry, specializing in Chassis and Powertrain applications.

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It offers the best product solutions in different technologies and materials.

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Aware of the challenges and demands that the automotive market presents, the Fagor Ederlan group has a global presence in all major market regions.


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One of the world’s top 20 automotive components manufacturers with 95 production plants in 20 countries.

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It has 12 R&D centres in which connected devices (IoT), additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 tools are one their main focus.


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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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It manufactures automotive components in 8 plants across the world.

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Its technology centre specializes in plastic components.


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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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A predictive maintenance specialist born in 2007 inside a technological centre and nowadays owned by railway manufacturer CAF and wind turbine producer Gamesa-Siemens.

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Its patented technology Aura is based on operational data generated by the assets themselves. Currently Aura manages over 35 million railway wheel measurements from Metro Beijing to Metro Los Angeles as well as over 4GW of installed capacity in the Wind Energy sector.



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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.



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The RPK Group has the capacity to find solutions for different sectors such as the automotive, electrical, aeronautical or medical.

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RPK approaches its customer needs and is constantly developing new products and solutions for them.

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RPK Technological Center provides RPK Group and other companies a complete range of technological solutions and services just to improve competitiveness with innovative solutions.


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A private engineering and technology group founded in 1956 that seeks to offer its clients the most advanced technological solutions. It enjoys international recognition, thanks to its independence and its commitment to quality and innovation.

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It works in the fields of Engineering and Construction and it has also industrial holdings in companies involved in Energy and Environment.

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In Engineering and Construction, SENER is a world leader in the development of projects with high technological content, many of which are delivered as turnkey projects in four main industries: Aerospace; Infrastructure and Transport; Power, Oil & Gas and Marine.


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Leader in the European steel industry for the production of special steel long products and one of the main producers of forged and cast pieces.

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The company has highly specialized facilities offering solutions for all industrial sectors requiring high quality steel services.

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Having one of the largest R&D centers in the European steel sector, Sidenor’s technological developments offer optimization of products and processes.


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One of the largest groups of companies in Europe, present in the market for 56 years and with a clear commitment to Innovation, Employment and Value Added.

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A Cooperative Business Group formed by 8 businesses, with more than 4,500 professionals, a turnover of more than €700 million and an international presence in more than 80 countries.

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ULMA Group is committed to Industry 4.0 and to the digitalisation in the improvements of its internal processes, and in the creation of new products/services to anticipate the needs of its customers.