Startup Innovation meets Industry Insiders, Experts and Investors! The 5th Edition of BIND 4.0, is Now Accepting Applications 

On 3 July 2020 we opened the call for the 5th edition BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program! The main goal of our benchmark program, which has the support of the Basque Government, is for the BIND 4.0 driving Partner Companies to accelerate innovation and digital transformation by contracting and collaborating with the International Startups selected to boost innovation in industry.

More Corporate Partners than ever before!! 57 Industry-Leading Corporations are on-board the 5th edition of BIND 4.0. This year Enagás, Erhardt, GH Cranes & Components, Ingeteam, Tubos Reunidos and Vidrala join the large companies already in the program, such as Ferrovial, EDP, Sarralle, Arcelor, ABB, Iberdrola, Michelin, Quirónsalud and Siemens Gamesa, among others. That’s over 55 Top Companies looking to hire Innovative Startups with Groundbreaking Solutions applied to Industry 4.0.

BIND 4.0 - Four Editions of Success

Our unique Open Innovation and Acceleration Program connects the Top Companies in the Smart Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Food sectors, offering paid contracts to unparalleled Startups working on exciting Industry 4.0 solutions. Contracts have reached as high as 150K and the 4 years of the program have generated real turnover of over 3.5 Million Euros for the 108 Startups who’ve participated so far.

What you’ll find thru BIND 4.0 

  •     ⦿ 45k Average Paid Contract, and up to 150K 
  •     ⦿ Industry Leading Company as a Client and Reference
  •     ⦿ Collaboration and Real Use application for Industry 4.0 Projects
  •     ⦿ Networking & Immersion into the Basque Industrial Ecosystem
  •     ⦿ No Equity nor Fees, due to Public-Private nature of the program
  •     ⦿ Investment Opportunities thru BIND 4.0 Venture Club
  •     ⦿ Support Services offering Visibility, Mentoring and Growth


Our success stories speak for themselves; BIND 4.0 has accelerated a total of 108 startups and has developed 178 innovative projects in the Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy and Food and Health Technology. Nearly 70% of startups continue a contract with the partner company after the program finishes.

BIND 4.0 also has a Venture Club, an investor club with 18 investment funds, aligned with the program’s specialization, whose objective is to promote contact between participating startups and specialized investment entities, to create new opportunities for financing. We are proud of all the support services inherent in the program and this year, to face the new challenges and needs that arose in work environments caused by the COVID19 crisis, BIND 4.0 has evolved to a mixed model, with both online and face-to-face activities. 

Apply today to get discovered by large companies, get contracted and put innovation into action!

3 July – 11 September 2020, Applications Accepted online at