Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program

A Powerful Open Innovation Platform that Connects Startups with Leading 4.0 Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Agri-Food Companies

BIND 4.0 is an acceleration program geared toward tech startups with solutions applied to Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy, Health Tech or Food Tech fields. It’s a public-private initiative that promotes the development of innovative Industry 4.0 projects with top-level organizations and that accelerates the startups through training, high-impact mentorship, and connections to the major industrial players in the Basque Country.

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Key dates of the 5th edition of the BIND 4.0 Acceleration Program

Launch of the international call


International call for applicants

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Deadline for submission of Applications


Application submission deadline

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Selection of participants Startups


Participating start-up selection

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Kick-off Day


Acceleration Program Kick-Off

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Development of the aceleration program


Acceleration Program & Industry 4.0 Projects In-Process

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Deadline for submission of Applications



The Selection Process

Learn more about the steps of the selection process.


Pre-Selection of Startups

Evaluation and prioritization of the most innovative startups by BIND 4.0 team


Pitch to Corporate Partners

Pre-selected startups present their solutions to Leading Industry Companies, who select the finalists that best fit their needs


Matching between Startups and Corporate Partners

Finalist Startups & the Leading Industry Companies, define and agree upon the development of joint projects


Startups to Accelerate

Startups that earn at least one contract with any of the corporate partners will be able to participate in the acceleration program

The Acceleration Program

A high impact program aimed at promoting the development of startups in the Basque Country’s Industrial Ecosystem.

Bind Industry 4.0 Acceleration Program

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BIND 4.0 Acceleration Program and The Basque Ecosystem

BIND 4.0 is a public private accelerator program located in the Basque Country, focusing in Industry 4.0 startups with solutions applied to Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Health and Food sector.

BIND 4.0 offers the best support services and guarantees the development of projects and the signing of contracts with high-level industrial companies in order to accelerate their business in what we call the Basque Ecosystem.