• 30 years developing TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS for companies

    A private non-profit research center with​ ​over 250 employees, including 120 PhDs; we develop R&D projects and provide testing and consultancy services.

  • Close to the needs of INDUSTRY

    Continuous collaboration for more than a decade with top firms such as INTEL, ARCELOR MITTAL, CAF and ITP.

  • From SCIENCE to the market

    CEIT-IK4 has created 16 spin-offs based on technology development, employing more than 300 people. Four of them have been bought by companies on the NASDAQ, NYSE, PAR and MADX.  

  • EXCELLENCE in scientific activity

    Over the last 5 years, there have been more than 150 PhD Thesis defended, 400 papers presented at international congresses and 350 articles published in scientific journals.  

  • INTERNATIONAL collaboration

    Partnership with companies, research centers and
    universities from more than 20 countries. CEIT has participated
    in 66 European-funded projects, 12 of which we have coordinated.

Our 6 areas of research

We are passionate about innovation, both in our products and our areas of research.

News & events

Cancer research

Ceit-IK4 PhD student Oihane Mitxelena is winner of SEIB award for best research in bioengineering.


  • ODS

    Improving structural steels for nuclear fusion reactors.

  • ieHCB

    New fully electric long-range city bus.


    Manufacturing of aircraft parts without machining.

  • ECUC

    Increasing high speed train braking capacity.


    Safer and more efficient double suspension Orbea bicycles.