Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network
Topic of the practice
The Network covers practically all organisations and institutional agents that carry out activities related to the creation and spread of information in the Basque Country, in particular those that support the business enterprise processes which later drive forward a large part of the country’s economic and social development.
Good Practice Information
The network essentially serves two purposes. On the one hand, it provides an accreditation label required to benefit from certain support programmes or to participate in cooperation projects submitted by individual firms.
Nowadays, the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network aims to foster and better co-ordinate the supply and transfer of scientific and technological knowledge developed by accredited non-profit institutions to the Basque productive sector.
Evidence of success
From 7 agents in 1997 to more than 100 non-profit institutions, firms and clusters in 2012. More than 2,500 researchers gathered
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Leyre Bilbao, Director of Technology and Strategy – Basque Government) Alberto Fernández, Responsible for Technology – SPRI)
Basque Government - Deputy Ministry for Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness