The Institute is the node that orchestrates a network of equals: government, business, academic institutions and civil society. Materializing out of Deusto Foundation, it has the decided support of the Basque Government via the Sociedad para la Promoción y Reconversión Industrial and the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. Both institutions took part in launching a project destined to play a major role in supporting competitive strategies.
But however important it is to cooperate with local and regional authorities, the Institute would be clearly incomplete if it excluded firms and other private organizations. Right from the start major business groups became involved in the initiative.
Thus, a number of public authorities and private firms take an active part in Orkestra and their cooperation is vital to its development and success:
The Sociedad para la Promoción y Reconversión Industrial (SPRI) is the business development agency created in 1981 by the Basque Government to provide back-up and services to Basque industry. SPRI is the parent of a group of companies which provide a response to the requirements of a business project from the first idea to actual implementation of the project.
Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa.
Euskaltel, S.A., is the Basque Country’s Global Telecommunications Firm. It offers fixed and mobile telephone services, Internet and television. It is the leader broadband operator in the Basque Country.
Kutxa is the leader Savings Bank in Gipuzkoa, characterized by its investment in new technologies. diversification of investment and customer policy.
Repsol is a company integrated in petrol and gas business which develops its activity in more than 30 countries and employs more than 23.000 people. Repsol is present in all the stages of the business chain including exploration, production, refining, transport, chemistry, petrol stations and new types of energy. It is the first company of refine oil and marketing in Spain and the third largest private company distributing liquefied petrol gas in the world and one of the world’s leaders commercializing enterprise of liquefied natural gas.