Some of the most significant projects by the department in the area of research and transfer


Under the auspices of the BILBAO CITY COUNCIL, the goal of the project is to increase the competitiveness of companies in Bilbao in the knowledge intensive business services sector by means of a collaborative process of generating capacities that can provide suitable responses to challenges associated with the digital transformation of the industrial sector.

To achieve this goal, the proposal is to create a collaborative ecosystem called AS FABRIK made up of clusters, public institutions, knowledge agents and businesses.


Alongside LABORAL KUTXA, we've created the Compyte Competitiveness Observatory, among whose first large projects is the competitiveness test for SMEs that lets them diagnose and identify a quick action plan.

Technical Talent

In collaboration with the MONDRAGON Corporation, we have initiated projects for drawing technical talent to organisations like Fagor Electronics and ULMA Packaging. A methodology has been designed and executed in these projects that starts with strategic planning of the talent requirements and ends with designing initiatives for creating an employer brand or strategic relationship with training centres.

Participative Culture

Our department has a strong tradition of studying and putting into practice projects related to the participation of workers in management. Consequently, we have done projects in companies like GSR or GORABIDE where an instrument for measuring the participation of workers in management and a set of tools for setting into motion improvements in that field has been developed and adapted.


Inter-cooperation and the strategic management of alliances has also been fertile ground for projects. One example of that is how we worked jointly with CAF POWER on designing and initiating a process of strategic alliances where we put a lot of importance on making decisions related to the risks of joint ventures.

Learning Ecosystems

Another field where we are developing projects is in redefining training processes in organisations. Along these lines, we can highlight the ORAIN Campus project, which was initiated with GRUPO EROSKI, that will enable the business group to update the focus, methodologies and technology it uses in the important task of training its employees to face the future.