Description of measure

AS-Fabrik Alliance is an initiative for city-level collaboration to build a skills ecosystem for current and future workers in the knowledge-intensive business services sector in Bilbao (Spain). It is developed by an alliance comprising local government actors, university research centres and two cluster organisations (ICT cluster GAIA, and audio-visual cluster EIKEN) and has leveraged initial funding from the ERDF Urban Innovative Actions programme. The alliance focuses on building a “factory for the creation of advanced services for the industry” which will develop the virtual and physical infrastructure required to identify the mid-term needs of local manufacturing with regards Industry 4.0, implement interdisciplinary training programmes for students, entrepreneurs and professionals, build a long-term methodology for collaborative working and support related start-ups.

Territorial validity
(País Vasco) - Non-specialised / Diversified