The opportunities opened up by a “Green Economy” – a growth model that is environmentally sustainable – to turn Euskadi into a society with a low consumption of energy and a wise use of resources, thus improving both living standards and business competitiveness.



High value-added solutions for the efficienreuse of residual heat (up to 50% of the energy used) lost in manufacturing processes in the Basque industry.

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In line with the smart specialisation strategy:
strategic initiative promoted by Basque Industry 4.0 and EnergiBasque 2.0.


High level of participation
60 supply and 19 demand agents mobilised

Connected to Europe
Joining the EC Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiey (SPIRE) public-private partnership


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An alliance forged by nine SMEs in the water industry to develop innovative solutions for international marketing. Management transferred to the Basque Cluster of Environmental Industries (Aclima) in June 2015.

Proposal for waste water management in scattered population centres managed by the Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia.

Participation proposal for the European project Sphere, along with Aquitaine, Navarra and La Rioja.


A network where innovation ventures can contact investors and funders to create business and employment opportunities.



Meetings between agents in the entrepreneur and investor support ecosystem, aimed at findingsolutions to facilitate entrepreneurs’ access to the resources they need.

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2nd edition: Donostia, 2014. Supported by CAF
3rd edition: Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2015. Supported by Tubacex

Open innovation workshop and competition for youngsters aged 16 to 23, who have to face real-life challenges in connection with clean technology and circular economy.

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    Cristina Oyón

    Strategic Initiative Manager at SPRI

    ‘The public-private partnerships in specialist fieldswithin PCTI 2020 are fineexamples of initiatives that must be supported from the public sector.’

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    Nuria Gisbert

    General Manager at CIC EnergiGUNE

    ‘These initiatives join forces to face industrial challenges, like residual heat recovery.’

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    Antonio Nolasco

    DPlant Manager in Añorga (Cementos Rezola) for FYM-Italcementi Group

    Taking part in eco-innovation initiatives enables us to develop innovative solutions for more sustainable industrial processes.’

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    Mikel Huizi

    Managing Director at Zabalgarbi

    ‘Residual heat recovery as a source of sustainable energy can help reduce energy poverty.’