Vicomtech-IK4 is an applied research centre specialising in Computer Graphics, Visual Computing and Multimedia technologies, founded in 2001 and based at San Sebastián Technology Park. Vicomtech-IK4 is one of the few centres that hold both the ISO 9001:2008 and UNE 166002:2014 certificates. This internationally acknowledged certification places it at the leading edge in research quality and is proof of its process quality commitment. All its activities are covered by the innovation management system - continuous improvement and measurement of results, technology innovation process optimisation and knowledge transfer and generation - ensuring it uses the highest quality methods.
Vicomtech-IK4 aims to respond to the innovation requirements of companies and institutions. To do this, it Conducts applied research and develops multimedia visual interaction and communications technologies. Complements and closely collaborates with industry, universities and other technology centres. Promotes mobility and training for its researchers.
Vicomtech-IK4’s Board of Trustees is currently made up of 19 relevant representative members within its areas of action. Additionally, Vicomtech-IK4 contributes to knowledge by training new researchers and disseminating its results through world-renowned publications and conferences. Vicomtech-IK4 firm commitment to innovative technology specialisation has produced very satisfactory results, and there is every indication that it will continue this path and that it has a long road ahead of it working to benefit business and society. In 2006, Vicomtech-IK4 joined the IK4 Technology Alliance, made up of 9 cutting-edge Basque technology centres.On a global level, it was a founder member of Graphicsmedia.net, an international network of prestigious applied research centres created in 2011 and specialising in Computer Graphics and Multimedia technologies.
Vicomtech-IK4 Mission, Vision, and Values are majorly. To meet the Applied Research, Development and Innovation in IT requirements, especially the convergence of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision (Vision Computing), Data Analytics & Intelligence, Interactive Digital Media, and Language Technologies, of local companies and institutions to face new economic and social challenges, and to improve their competitiveness in a global market. We will be acknowledged as an active, transformative and leader agent in our society in excellent applied research in our technologies, that identifies opportunities and replies to technological requirements of out productive setting, so that they become more competitive and more sustainable.