Basque Trade & Investment È l’agenzia del governo dei Paesi Baschi che offre servizi per favorire l’export e l’internazionalizzazione, il posizionamento nei mercati strategici, l’assistenza tecnica per l’insediamento commerciale o produttivo e la partecipazione a gare d’appalto indette da organismi multilaterali.

  • Spain

Basque Trade & Investment was set up to promote business internationalisation for Basque companies, providing a wide range of technical and economic assistance and offering a new model of tailored and specialised support.

A one-stop shop supported by our partners and combining sectoral know-how in the Basque Country with the geographical knowledge provided by our overseas offices.

A firmly established and powerful international network, with a presence in the most important markets of more than 80 countries and with 16 of its own offices.


What do we offer?

We have been working for more than 20 years on the development of business projects with an internationalisation vocation, providing full assistance to companies.


A customised service to boost the company's exports and internationalisation, foster positioning activities in strategic markets, facilitate technical support in commercial and production plants, as well as providing support in projects funded by multi-lateral organisations.

Our service model based on segmented attention to companies that combines sectoral knowledge at our offices in the Basque Country and geographical knowledge in offices abroad, which results in greater specialisation and proximity and services that address the specific needs of companies.


Priority sectors

In a bid for diversification towards a high technological level and high growth potential, we have established some sectoral priority criteria to guide focalisation and specialisation efforts in accordance with the European Commission's Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation – RIS3 criteria:


Advanced Manufacturing:

Advanced manufacturing affects the main industrial sectors of the Basque economy. It is key in our country's industrial tradition and has important technological capabilities related to manufacturing.

  • Automotive
  • Aeronautical
  • Shipbuilding and Railways
  • Machine Tools
  • Consumer Goods
  • Metal Processing
  • Connected Services



Our Energy sector already has the different links in the generation, transport and distribution chain and its auxiliary industry. A sector with large companies and international leadership, and in which the Basque Country already has technological capacity in materials, nanotechnology, manufacturing technologies and ICTs.

  • Electricity
  • Oil and Gas
  • Renewable Energies


Biosciences and Health:

This is a relevant sector that offers wealth and added value to the Basque Country thanks to its high levels of investment in R&D, the offer of highly qualified employment and international approach.


BIND 4.0 – Basque Industry 4.0 Accelerator Program

BIND 4.0 is a 24-week public-private accelerator program based in the Basque Country and specialised in Industry 4.0. The core objective of BIND 4.0 is to accelerate the development of participating startups through collaboration with top level industrial companies and a complete program of support.

What kind of startups is it aimed at?

BIND 4.0 is aimed at startups with tech products or services with potential application in the focused areas:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Smart Energy
  • Health Tech
  • Food Tech


BIND 4.0 Partners

BIND 4.0 partner companies are market-leading innovators in manufacturing, energy, health tech and food tech. These Industry 4.0 partners become customers of our startups, offering paid contracts worth up to €150,000 and serving as references. They can also offer access to networks, people, and tools to help build a startups business.

Among the industry partners we coud mention Mercedes Benz, ArcelorMittal, Iberdrola, Siemens Gamesa, Michelin, ITP Aero, Faes Farma, CAF or Coca-Cola.

Bind 4.0 start-ups and partners grow together.


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