CONNECT: Thriving Industry 4.0 Ecosystem

Since 2016, Industrial, Entrepreneurial and Investment leaders consider BIND 4.0 the best open innovation platform to connect with, strengthen, accelerate and expand the Industry 4.0 Ecosystem. To stay on the forefront of technology and trends, BIND 4.0 public-private initiative is actively involved in startup programs, client venture advisories, Industry 4.0 activities and relevant events each year to promote open innovation and make lasting connections within the Basque Advanced Industrial Hub.

+200 Open Innovation Projects and the acceleration of +130 startups done through an extensive network of companies, professionals, influencers and investors partnering with BIND 4.0

INNOVATION: Public Funding and Support

Thanks to this public-private initiative, young startups and established companies all have access to economic aid, mentoring, consulting and the best possible support from the local government committed to Open Innovation & Digital Transformation.

The Basque Government and it’s business support agency SPRI designed the BIND 4.0 platform to:
  • Attract new emerging industrial activity & accelerate digital transformation
  • Foster the development & implementation of innovation from startups worldwide
  • Strengthen the Basque entrepreneurial and industrial ecosystem

Free workspaces and additional support provided by local organizations BIC and HAZI.

BIC Araba
BIC Bizkaia Exkerraldea
BIC Bizkaia
BIC Gipuzkoa

VALIDATION: 65 Industry Leading Venture Clients

Our Open Innovation Platform introduces dynamic startup teams to over 60 well-established companies, with the opportunity to provide external solutions for their internal digital transformation. Industry 4.0 leaders based in the Basque region contract startups to collaborate on real use projects providing POC and market validation while helping grow the startup as reference customers.

Leading Companies driving innovation in Intelligent Industry, Clean Energy & Sustainability, Health and Food.

INSIGHT: High Impact Mentors

BIND 4.0 Mentors provide expert advice, workshops and support in the areas of business development, technology, business modeling, acceleration and scale-up, investor relations, access to financing, commercial skills, go-to-market strategy, collaboration and internationalization.

INVESTMENT: Venture Club 20+ Firms

The BIND 4.0 Venture Club provides Startups with access to more than 20 of Europe’s leading Venture Capital firms, with a B2B approach, investing in tech startups in early or growth stages. Startups participating in the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation & Acceleration Program get the opportunity to grow with the evaluation, validation and support from these venture capital firms.

SUPPORT: Technological Partners

The BIND 4.0 Technological Partners Microsoft, Siemens and Amazon Web Services, provide Startups with technology solutions valued at 20,000€ along with professional guidance and visibility for the Industry 4.0 projects developed.

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