|What is Orkestra?|
Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness is a center for analysis and debate on territorial competitiveness founded in 2006 through the Deusto Foundation.
Through its investigation of excellence, specialized instruction programs and constant interaction with the economic agents (local regional, and national authorities, the European Union, companies, technology centers, business organizations, cluster associations, etc.), Orkestra aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the Basque economy and society, both of which are immersed in dynamics that go beyond the regional level, while remaining ever aware of the need to promote sustainable development.
The main objectives of Orkestra are:
- To analyse the competitiveness of the Basque economy and society within the changing framework of global economic relationships.
Orkestra’s strategic value revolves around two factors: (1) acting as a link between investigation of excellence, in research on competitiveness, and its application for making improvements in this area; and (2) interfacing with mediators from the various agencies operating in the area, with companies, which are at the heart of the ongoing competitive transformation, and with the intermediary actors working in civil society.
Orkestra has offices in the cities of Donostia-San Sebastian and Bilbao.