GAIA.-Association of Knowledge and Applied Technologies industries in the Basque Country

Spain: Basque Country
Cristina Murillo

Overview

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About us

MISSION

  • To promote all the aspects of development and growth related to the Electronics, IT, Telecommunications, Engineering and Consutling sectors.
  • To defend the legitimate interests of member companies.
  • To favour the assimilation and efficient usage of advanced technologies by the Basque Country as a region, with the aim of collaborating with the development of an Information and Knowledge Society.
  • To be recognised as the most committed private and independent institution to the development of the electronics and ICTs that it represents with a rational and efficient usage of products and services based on those technologies, in the Basque Country.

VISION

  • To be the most important reference as an association, which integrates efforts and skills in the referred technologies in the Basque Country.
  • To be the association that represents the largest number of companies in Spain, in the European Union and in the global market, through its own actions and possible collaborations as equals with other institutions.
  • To be an active and dynamic agent that reflects the image of the Basque Country as a technologically advanced society, commercially flexible and committed to society, and to be a key element to the internationalisation of its member companies.
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 251
    Cluster Members
  • 203
    SME's
  • 42
    Large Companies
  • 5
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 10
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

GAIA creates "GAIA Trade Factory" , it is a Society composed of several companies in the sector and the cluster itself born to qualify for international tenders (in the field of development and systems integration), promoted by European and multilateral agencies. The entity formed is a collaboration of six companies that are committed to work together and share resources with the aim of making all the international markets an approach favoring, in turn, improved competitiveness and increased volume international business.

Management team

Tomás Iriondo
Cluster Manager
Jokin Garatea
Internationalisation Responsible
Cristina Murillo
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

Companies within GAIA

  • Strategic guidance: people, organization, processes, products, services and business models
  • Support to development of Inter-Business Alliances
    • Production Oriented: smart factories, platforms, tools,…
    • Market Oriented: brands, channels, solutions,…
  • Support to Research Collaborative Projects, Development and Innovation: according to prioritized windows of opportunities
  • Relevant information for the sector, and juncture information

GAIA, a cluster oriented to Interest Groups

  • We stimulate and align the evolution of the sector towards windows of opportunities 
  • We are the specialized and committed partner in the co-creation of programs and tools for the deployment of public policies:
  • Enablers of employability, working experience and talent development

If you want to find out more about GAIA's Products & Services, please check: http://www.gaia.es/gestor/recursos/archivos/Catalogo_Productos_Servicios.pdf

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG Other

Name & description

Bidelaguna Program / Regional .-Diputación Foral de Guipuzcoa

Hazitek Program / Regional.-Gobierno Vasco

Convocatoria RED.es / National- Ministerio de Industria, Turimos y Comercio

 ICEX Program / National -España Exportación e Inversiones

CDTI Program / National - Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial

Project name

2003: PATENT. Partnership for telecommunication new technologies for SMEs/Alianza para las nuevas tecnologias de las telecomunicaciones para las PYME2003: PATENT. Partnership for telecommunication new technologies for SMEs/Alianza para las nuevas tecnologias de las telecomunicaciones para las PYME.

2006: INNOSPORT Stepping up economical and technology intelligence in sport.

2007: EQF Code - Transferring and applying the instruments European Qualification Framework and e-Competence Framework to Multimedia professions in the field of Content Development.

2007: EUROLATSEA. European Research for Latin American Seafood Industry/ Investigacion europea para la industria marisquera europea

2007: ELDERGAMES. Development of high therapeutic value IST-based games for monitoring and improving the quality of life of Elderly People.

2008: SCIENSCESTING . FIAH 2005. Basque Country Research Fair/Feria de Investigacion del Pais Vasco

2009: NEW INDIGO: Initiative for the Development and Integration of Indian and European Research.

2009: EDIANA: Embedded Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings

2008: SIDEREUS: Dialogue Concerning EU and Asia on GALILEO-based applications/Dialogo entre UE y Asia sobre aplicaciones basadas en el sistema GALILEO

2010: EBEST: Empowering Business Ecosystems of Small Service Enterprises to Face the Economic Crisis/Impulsando los ecosistemas de negocio de pequeñas empresas de servicios para afrontar la época de crisis

2010: ZEROWIN: Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks/Hacia 0 residuos en la redes industriales

2010: KEEN REGIONS: conocimiento y excelencia en regiones de nanotecnologia europeas

2010: PRO-INTERNET (PIN)

2011: PLC - PROG: Improving PLC programing , thorough a new Framework/ Mejorando la programacion PLC  , a través de un nuevo marco

2012: Transtic

2012: MONNA

2014: CLINES

2016: Smart City Tech

2017: SCT Goes Global

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Colombia
Peru
Taiwan
United States
Uruguay

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Portugal

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 09.11.2018
Silicon Europe Cluster Forum 2018 in Bilbao
News Published: 15.05.2018
GAIA will be present in the “BeDigital” Conference with an own booth.
News Published: 14.02.2018
TransDi Forum
News Published: 18.12.2017
BasquegameLab got the second award among more innovative collaborative projects