The region in which GARAIA is located is one of the largest industrial concentrations in Europe, with leading companies in different fields of activity, with a high degree of internationalisation and technological progress. .
The strong degree of implementation of the cooperative model has made this region an international reference in terms of corporate social responsibility, creating a community with more human values and promoting social change through work.
Mondragon University (MU), renowned for its proximity to the industry, brings to GARAIA, from its Schools of Business, Engineering, and Education & Audiovisual people trained in the skills and knowledge required by their environment.
The existence of an industrial ecosystem with a high added value demands leading technology centres that meet their needs. The 9 technology centres present in this ecosystem are positioned at the vanguard of technology in Europe and are a sample of the its great potential.
The high concentration of companies in the sectors of machine tools, appliances, automotive parts, etc. has led the GARAIA environment to develop top-level knowledge in the fields of Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing, Big Data, and New Materials turning the ecosystem into reference in these fields of knowledge.
One of the foundations on which this ecosystem is based is the capacity to generate links between companies, technology centres, universities and other agents involved in the innovation process. It is present in different networks at the international level, favouring the generation of connections between the regional and the global.