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A fresh image for a new phase

A fresh image for a new phase

IK4 experienced an intense day on 27th January in Donostia-San Sebastian where it presented its results for 2011, its forecasts for this year and unveiled its new corporate identity. Our Alliance passed, with flying colours, a demanding test in which partners, institutions, clients and the media saw, at first hand, that IK4 is facing the future in an excellent state of health.

Despite the severe economic crisis, IK4 presented some results in 2011 consolidated at 103 million euros and driven by direct contracting by companies, which have reaffirmed their commitment to R+D+i and the entry of which accounts for 60% of the Alliance’s total income.

The figures put our Alliance among Europe’s 10 main private technology corporations leading the percentage in terms of income from private investment, which, according to IK4’s directors, reaffirms its role as "an efficient and attractive model for private investment.”

The results and forecasts were presented by IK4’s Chairman, Jesús Iriondo, and its CEO José Miguel Erdozain, who were accompanied by the senior executives in charge of the 9 partner centres and by members of the Strategic Committee, which held its third plenary session.
These good results are the basis on which IK4 will, over the coming months, be launching its strategic reflection. This reflection is already far advanced and aims to draw up its new Strategic Plan 2013-2016 with its sights placed on Basque industry and the global knowledge market, and on which six big challenges pivot: globalisation, specialisation, innovation, communication, people and strategic vision.
The people in charge at IK4 rated the results presented by the alliance in 2011 as “highly positive”, since they confirm their theory that research, development and innovation are being turned into the cornerstones of economic revival, and that IK4 is being built on a “fundamental tool for contributing towards the revival, sustainability and competitiveness of the economy,” based on its role as a driving force of companies in the form of an R+D+i antenna.
IK4 was keen that this renewed boost to its federal commitment, reflected in its new Strategic Plan, should have its symbolic representation reflected in a fresh visual identity that represents the values on which the Alliance rests, and which was warmly welcomed during its presentation to the general public on 27 January.