Metallurgy Research Centre


IK4 Research Alliance celebrates its tenth anniversary supported by institutions, companies and the R&D sector

The IK4 R&D Alliance celebrated its tenth anniversary in an event held at the Aquarium in Donostia-San Sebastian and in which the Basque institutional, scientific and technological and business milieu was well represented. The event was led by the Minister for Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community Arantxa Tapia, who took part together with the Chairman of IK4 Iñaki Aranburu, and the Alliance’s CEO José Miguel Erdozain.


IK4-Azterlan works on the “Factory of the Future”, an important project that will develop the technologial and competitiviness level of the metallurgical sector.

The project "Factory of the Future" was officially presented on the 26th of November at the facilities of IK4-Azterlan Metallurgical Technical Center. The event was chaired by Mr. Imanol Pradales, Economic Development Deputy from the Biscay Council, along with Mr. Ramon Suarez, Director of Engineering, R&D and Metallurgical Processes from IK4-Azterlan.