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Foundation: 2005

Mission: IK4 is an Alliance of private Technology Centres, committed to the industrial and social development of their geographical environment, which enhances the activity of the Centres and contributes to their development and to improving their competitiveness. The Alliance, within a stable collaboration framework, contributes to maximising the value contributed by the partners to increase competitiveness in the industrial and business field by promoting synergies and complementarities between them to enhance their excellence in research, technological development and innovation. It collaborates with the rest of the scientific-technological agents by facilitating the efficient use of the resources destined to research and by promoting the training and integration of highly qualified people in the economic and social environment it serves. IK4 is a reference point in the dialogue with institutions in all aspects related to scientific and technological research, actively collaborating with them in the definition of industrial policies.

Vision: The IK4 alliance is recognised by the industry as a technological reference for its contribution of value thanks to the capacities, means and experience of the member centres to develop useful technology for companies. It contributes to responding to the major challenges of society thanks to the research excellence of its member centres, their international leadership in applied research, technological development and their contribution to public policies for knowledge-based economic development.


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Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Computer Science 525th270th268th57th424th41st
Energy 249th74th74th15th160th12th
Engineering 477th253rd249th66th380th50th
Environmental Science 298th137th130th26th216th17th
Physics and Astronomy 551st321st319th80th480th57th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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