Manufacturing Alliance AIE

Manufacturing Alliance AIE is a private and independent alliance of R&D centres, a benchmark in the European R&D context. It is composed by 5 organisations in the Basque Country (northern Spain): AZTERLAN, CEIT, IDEKO, LORTEK and TEKNIKER. Manufacturing Alliance sets out to generate, capture and transfer scientific and technological knowledge in order to contribute towards improving the competitiveness of companies and the progress of society. Regarding targeted Technological Areas, Manufacturing Alliance centres bases its activity around eight scientific and tecnological units: Biotechnology, Micro- and nano-technologies, Environmental Technology, Energy, Industrial management and production, Mechatronics, Materials and processes and Information and Communications Technologies. With these units, the RTOs cover the full range of activities, from basic research to development.

Manufacturing AllianceThe organisation’s innovation strength and unique-selling points are:

  • The successful experience of the Basque regional approach for innovation.
  • The very active role and successful experience in the PPP FoF (Factories-of-the-Future) calls.
  • The experience of the Alliance itself (5 centres that need to cooperate and agree around strategic specialisation and clients sharing).
  • The pre-existing long experience with most of the other core partners.
  • Workforce of around 900 high-qualified researchers and turn-over of 85M€, with 750 private customers (55% of total incomes come from private contracts)

Most relevant infrastructures and/or networks: a powerful distributed pilot line built on the widest possible range of machine tools for testing any process around any piece, a wide range of assets on robotics applications with different lay outs, digital factory labs, additive manufacturing, laser laboratories, advanced processes & mechatronic labs, metrology labs, inspection & measurement labs, lightweight component & automated composite manufacturing labs.

Affiliated entities:

  • Ideko
  • Azterlan
  • Tekniker
  • Lortek
  • CEIT

Contact person: Juanan Arrieta
Email address:
Address: Inaki Goenaga kalea 5, 20600, Eibar, Spain
Tel: +34 943 74 8000