We’re looking for start-up companies developing Industry 4.0 solutions. The third edition of our highly successful acceleration program connects you with leading Industry 4.0 manufacturing, energy, and healthcare companies and contracts worth up to €150,000. Apply today and join one of the strongest industrial ecosystems in Europe—Basque Country—a top-rated location for market opportunities and growth.
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Bind 4.0 partner companies are market-leading innovators in manufacturing, energy, and healthcare. These Industry 4.0 partners become customers of our start-ups, offering paid contracts worth up to €150,000 and serving as references. They can also offer access to networks, people, and tools to help build a start-up's business. Bind 4.0 start-ups and partners grow together.
We are looking for new partners companies
Applications accepted until March 31st
Industry 4.0 Technologies
Since the first edition, 38 start-ups have accelerated their businesses through the program. If your start-up company has completed product development or recently launched a solution based on one of the following Industry 4.0 technologies, you're ready to take the next step.
Accelerate your commercial development and go-to-market strategy in the following areas.
Insert innovative solutions into advanced manufacturing products, processes, management techniques, or systems.
Deliver innovation to renewable energy production, infrastructures, and services across industries.
Join fast-growing markets with medical devices, as well as digital health, and healthcare solutions.
What You Get
Contracts worth up to €150,000
Our partners award contracts to start-ups for developing Industry 4.0 projects with their solutions. The contract can reach as high as €150,000. Partners also become reference customers for you.
We provide world-class mentoring; free workspace, training, and tech support; access to funding, subsidies, and investors; demo day; and participation in a top Industry 4.0 event.
Gain visibility with industry leaders, executives, and business contacts in the Basque Country, including Basque Digital Innovation Hub. We can arrange visits and networking meetings.
No equity taken
Your company retains all equity and pays no participation charges. Our sole goal is to attract and accelerate start-ups in the Basque Country—and help you succeed.
International call for applicants
Application submission deadline
Participating start-up selection
BIND 4.0 is an acceleration program aimed at startups with tech products or services with application in Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy, Health Tech fields. It’s a public-private initiative that promotes the development of promising industry 4.0 startups through training, mentorship, and connections to the main industrial players in the Basque Country.
The third edition of our highly successful acceleration program connects you with leading Industry 4.0 manufacturing, energy, and healthcare companies and contracts worth up to €150,000. Your company retains all equity. We provide support services, networking opportunities, and mentoring. Apply today and join one of the strongest industrial ecosystems in Europe—Basque Country—a top-rated location for market opportunities and growth.
Bind 4.0 is addressed to startups from all over the world proposing the use of new technologies in the Industrial, Energy and Health fields. Since the first edition of Bind 4.0, 38 start-ups have accelerated their businesses through the program. If your start-up company has completed product development or recently launched a solution based on one of the Industry 4.0 technologies, you’re ready to take the next step.
Bind 4.0 is led by the Basque Government and its business development agency SPRI. It collaborates with the main industrial companies in the region and is supported by the three Provincial Councils of the Basque Autonomous Community.
Nothing. Our partner companies pay for the development of your project and you will not be asked to transfer part of it in return for your participation either.
No. Startups from any country can apply for Bind 4.0. The only requirements are to meet the legal requirements to stay In the Basque Country at least during the length of the acceleration program.
The participating startups are chosen by partner companies. Startups that overcome the selection process and reach a collaboration agreement with at least one of the industry’s associated companies will join Bind 4.0.
Ideally, the main members of every team should be placed at the Bind 4.0 acceleration space in the Basque Country. If for mobility, space or business reasons it is not possible for all of them to be there, at least the project leader and the relevant partners will be asked to be present during the acceleration program.
The Program provides financial support to foreign startups in order to support its living expenses during the program. Also, Bind 4.0 helps you to find the perfect accommodation and workspace for your team, so you can focus on what really matters.