Research

Garaia innovation centre

Garaia berrikuntza poloa / Polo de innovación Garaia

The collaborative R&D development model at MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY includes the Garaia Innovation Centre. It is a project the university shares with Mondragon Cooperative Corporation with the support of the Government of the Basque Country, the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa, and Mondragón Town Hall. The project is aimed at the creation of a space for the development of R&D activities, so that geographical proximity boosts cooperation and thus facilitates the production and transfer of knowledge.

Garaia is a space for the coexistence of university, technology centres, and businesses' R&D departments. The university has already set up its telecommunications, power electronics, medium-voltage electronic equipment testing, high-performance machining, shaping, and micro manufacturing labs, as well as the product design and eco design rooms.