About us

Values

Values are the ethical principles upon which LORTEK's culture is based, defining our behavioural guidelines, the "way LORTEK does things" shared by all the Group's professionals.

Mission

A private technology centre that generates excellent knowledge in the digitalisation of manufacturing processes and transfers it to the industrial sector, improving competitiveness and sustainability.

Vision

We strive to be a leading cooperative technology centre in the development of innovative solutions in digital and smart manufacturing, addressing the technological challenges related to the digital and energy-climate transition.

Values

Values are the ethical principles upon which LORTEK's culture is based, defining our behavioural guidelines, the "way LORTEK does things" shared by all the Group's professionals.

Trust

We believe we all act in accordance with our principles, we are transparent and we provide the necessary and truthful information.

Participation and responsibility

People's participation in our LORTEK project is not only a right but also an obligation and implies self-demand and co-responsibility.

Co-operation/ inter co-operation

We are joint owners and joint protagonists, and we participate in the LORTEK project, which requires our self-demand, co-responsibility and commitment to the Mission.

Leadership and innovation

We constantly question the way we do things to improve our activity, being bold and taking on new challenges. Continuous renewal of our activities and approaches.

Partners

Partner companies and associated bodies

  • AMPO S.Coop.
  • ARCELORMITTAL OLABERRIA S.L.
  • CONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES S.A.
  • DIKAR S.Coop.
  • EDERFIL BECKER S.Coop.
  • EREDU S.Coop.
  • GOIHERRIKO HERRIEN EKINTZA FUNDAZIOA
  • GOILAN FUNDAZIOA
  • MONDRAGON FUNDAZIOA
  • MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA S.Coop.
  • ORBEA S.Coop.
  • ORKLI S.Coop.

Mondragon Corporation

MONDRAGON is the largest business group in the Basque Country and one of the largest in Spain, made up of more than 70,000 people, who carry out more than 100 co-operative projects in four operating divisions.

In 2023, LORTEK joined other technological and educational centres and the University of Mondragón in the Knowledge Division of MONDRAGON Corporation, an ecosystem with more than 2,000 people working in the field of research and technological development.

Finance

Industry

Distribution

Knowledge

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Infrastructure

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  • D/ LW LASER/DED-LB AREA LW LASER/DED-LB AREA LW LASER/DED-LB AREA
  • E/ THERMOGRAPHY LABORATORY THERMOGRAPHY LABORATORY THERMOGRAPHY LABORATORY
  • F/ PBF-LB LABORATORY PBF-LB LABORATORY PBF-LB LABORATORY
  • G/ MATERIAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY MATERIAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY MATERIAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY
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General Plan

Transparency

Regional-National European

At LORTEK we are committed to transparency. This section covers the projects that have been or are funded by different administrations.

Provincial Council

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

Gipuzkoa Science, Technology and Innovation Network

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
HIPERSIMA FA 385/20223 Hyper spectral image processing for inspection and monitoring of composites processes using advanced algorithms. 79.260 2023-2024
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
DEFECT 2022-CIEN-000078-01 On-line monitoring and off-line inspection techniques for detecting defects in additive metal manufacturing processes 70.055,00 2022-2023
LOTUR-AI FA/OF 481/2021 (ES) Predictive quality of arc welding processes 73.750,00 2021-2022
ILEMA FA/OF 326/2020 (ES) Industrial Learning Machine: Capturing Expert Knowledge in Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes 46.076,00 2020-2021
HYBRID FA/ OF 326/2020(ES) Research into new joining technologies and Industry 4.0 to develop hybrid parts of the end-corner sub-assembly in automotive vehicles 100.000,00 2020-2021
CACMA OF 23/2019 (ES) Acceptance and Certification Criteria for components produced by Additive Manufacturing 67.982,00 2019-2020
TECFAMIN OF 23/2019 (ES) Developing metal additive manufacturing technologies as an alternative to injection moulding 58.662,00 2019-2020
ADAM OF 218/2018 (ES) Advanced design, process efficiency and quality assurance in metal additive manufacturing 61.379,00 2018-2019
MAGInduct OF 218/2018 (ES) Design, development and manufacture of inductors for application in induction thermography 46.748,00 2018-2019
ADITARC OF 218/2018 (ES) Additive manufacturing based on arc welding processes 69.037,00 2018-2019

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

Circular Economy Programme

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
CIRCULAR OF- 406/2020 (ES) Additive manufacturing based on LORTEK CIRCULAR arc welding processes 23.096,00 2020-2021

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

Smart Mobility Industry Programme

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
Smart FA/OF 340/2018 (ES) Smart Mobility Industry 54.913,00 2018-2021
DEMobility FA/ 205 2022 (ES) Smart Mobility Industry 21.042,00 2022-2023

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

TALENTUA-IKASKUNTZA Programme

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
BATERA OF-39/2019 (ES) WPI4.0 BATERA 41.965,84 2019-2020
HUMAN FA 528 /2021 (ES) Work skills for Industry 5.0 70.912,56 2021-2022

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

Gastronomy 4.0 Programme

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
OSASUNA 4.0 FE/RF 0060/2019 (ES) Osasuna 4.0 10.394,00 2019-2020

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

BARNETEKIN

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
SIAP FA/364 2023 Supporting the creation of SIAP start-ups 30.000,00 2022-2023
e-mobility FA/361 2023 Supporting the creation of e-mobility start-ups 32.500,00 2023-2024

No closed projects.

Basque Government

Basque Government

BARNETEKIN

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
SIAP BK-00023-2023 Supporting the creation of SIAP start-ups 30.000,00 2023-2024
e-mobility BK-00025-2023 Supporting the creation of e-mobility start-ups 27.500,00 2023-2024

No closed projects.

Basque Government

Elkartek

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
HIPERION II KK-2023/00077 Generation of knowledge and capabilities for new space technologies and future planetary missions 125.913,63 2023-2024
ICME23 KK-2023/00017 Technologies to accelerate the implementation of ICME methodology 136.797,22 2023-2024
REIMAGINE KK-2023/00096 ReIMAGIN: Hybrid manufacturing technologies for smart industry 117.531,15 2023-2024
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
MINERVA KK-2022/00082 Advanced design and development of materials for manufacturing new, more sustainable energy and mobility products using modelling and data analysis tools 141.119,09 2022-2023
ANDREA KK-2022/00030 Digital transformation and efficient use of resources through non-destructive testing 133.794,00 2022-2023
EDISON KK-2022/00070 More sustainable, digital and smart additive manufacturing technologies for an efficient industry 254.544,00 2022-2023
MINAKU KK-2022/00080 Multilayer INtegrated Advanced CUtaneous sensing 107.090,88 2022-2023
ETCHPRIN KK-2022/00123 Extension of new technologies and digitalisation tools for the smart production of components for hostile environments 181.538,97 2022-2023
IMAGINE KK-2021/00120 IMAGINE: Manufacturing for intelligent industry (Hybrid manufacturing technologies for intelligent industry) 140364,83 2021-2022
ALENCO KK-2021/00008 Development of the SLM process for precipitation-hardenable alloys for high performance aeronautical components 94248,9 2021-2022
OPTICED KK-2021/00003 Optimisation of processes for the zero-defect production of large parts 91411,7 2021-2022
RESTERIA KK-2021/00030 Development of a resonant induction platform to optimise inductive thermography tests using artificial intelligence 96821,06 2021-2022
HIPERION KK-2021/00061 Generation of knowledge and capabilities for new space technologies and future planetary missions 116140,65 2021-2022
CEMAP KK-2020/00047 Developing high-performance ceramic and metal materials for advanced manufacturing 160641,79 2020-2021
INSPECTA KK-2020/00094 An approach to inspections of critical joints and defects using robust and automation methods 88384,54 2020-2021
DATAPRIN KK-2020/00060 Developing new technologies and tools to accelerate the transition to smart production 159992,6 2020-2021
QUALIFAM KK-2020/00042 Quality assurance in metal additive manufacturing technologies by optimising the different stages of the value chain 209371,36 2020-2021
DIGITAL KK-2019/00095 Core technologies for industrial digitalisation 80698,82 2019-2020
FRONTIERSV KK-2019/00077 FRONTIERS V - Multifunctional surfaces at the frontier of knowledge 60711,95 2019-2020
OPTIFAN KK-2019/00007 Optimisation of additive manufacturing process of nickel-based alloys for aeronautical components 49978,5 2019-2020
PROCODA KK-2019/00004 High-value knowledge and data-based processes 159524,88 2019-2020
ADDISEND KK-2018/00115 Scientific cooperation in additive manufacturing for robust value chain control 121921,75 2018-2019
TEKINTZE KK-2018/00104 Teknologia Ekin Hagin (T) Zerra Erabiliz 99613,24 2018-2019
MALGUROB KK-2018/00114 Developing flexible and collaborative robotic technologies for automation of manufacturing processes in Basque industry 62629,05 2018-2019
VEHCOMP KK-2018/00091 Research into the generation of new components to be integrated in electric and hybrid vehicles: battery pack, power train and subsystems 131715 2018-2019
PROCLAMA KK-2018/00011 Process Closed Loop Additive Manufacturing 85608,05 2018-2019

Basque Government

LanHitz

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
LAN-HITZ 2022 028-LH3-2022 Activities for Basque language plans 19.546,00 2022-2023

Basque Government

Azpitek Programme

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
CIRCLE PZ-2023/00005 Multi-process robotic cell for circular economy applications: Repair of high value-added parts and remanufacturing 491.600 2023-2024
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
LAB4 Laboratorio 4.0 PZ-2022/00033 543.829,83 2022
SOLANGE Smart laser welding cell 483.142,50 2021

Ministry

Ministry of Science and Innovation

Cervera Technology Centres of Excellence

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
CEFAM CER-20191005 Strategic programme for training excellence on additive manufacturing of metallic materials 871.879,00 2020-2022

Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades

Cervera centros tecnológicos

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
MADISON CER-20231012 Manufactura aditiva, digitalización y sostenibilidad 799.980,00 2023 - 2025

No closed projects.

Ministerio de industria, comercio y turismo

Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) for Electric and Connected Vehicles

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
FORTEC VEC-010000-2022-8 Joining technologies training for manufacturing of battery box and door ring function components for electric vehicles 960 2023-2025

No closed projects.

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism

Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) for the Naval Sector

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
INNCODIS PNA-010000-2023-1 Developing an innovative industrial ecosystem for a competitive, diversified and sustainable shipbuilding industry 72.304,50 2023-2025

No closed projects.

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism

Sub-programme to support Innovative Business Clusters

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
INSENSE AEI-010500-2020-58 Developing a new generation of landing gear with sensing capability that increases aeronautical safety 21.497 2020-2021

European Commission

European Defense FUND

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
DISCMAM EDF-2022-LS-RA-DIS Digital Supply-Chain for On-Site Maintenance in defence by Additive Manufacturing 735.130,81 2023-2026
ROLIAC EDF-2021-DIS-RDIS-2 Robust and Light AM Components for Military Systems 544.025,69 2022-2025

No closed projects.

European Commission

Interreg

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
ADDITOOL SOE4/P1/F1006 Developing and disseminating Metal Additive Manufacturing (MAM) technologies in the industrial tooling sector for smart and sustainable growth in the SUDOE area 172.500 2020-2023
DURABLE EAPA_986/2018 Maintenance drones and robots to enhance renewable energy systems in the Atlantic area 311.137,50 2019-2022

European Commission

Erasmus +

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
SAM 601217-EPP-1-2018-1-BE-EPPKA2-SSA-B Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing 133.296,00 2019-2022

European Commission

EIT Manufacturing

Ongoing projects Closed Projects

No ongoing projects.

Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
PERFORM 20126 European Periphery Teaching Factory of the Future on Additive Manufacturing 66.493,00 2022
REDAMP 2 21068 Real time monitoring of DED Additive Manufacturing Process for zero defect manufacturing 82.049,00 2021
DIGIQUAM 20122 Digitalisation of in-line quality assurance for additive manufacturing 220.287,00 2020
REDAMP 20075 Real time monitoring of DED Additive Manufacturing Process for zero defect manufacturing 101.250,00 2020

European Commission

Horizon Europe

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
WAVETAILOR HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01 Modular laser sources for sustainable production of short personalised production series 937.221,25 2024-2027
COROB HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02 Cooperative robotics powered by AI and data for flexible production cells 752.500,00 2023-2026
AIRISE HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-06 Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing for Sustainability in SMEs 278.125,00 2023-2025
FLASH-COMP HORIZON-CL4-2021-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-02 Flawless and sustainable production of composite parts through a human centred digital approach. 801.812,00 2022-2026

No closed projects.

European Commission

H2020

Ongoing projects Closed Projects
Acronym File No. Title Amount awarded Duration
ECOTECH H2020-CS2-CPW02-2015-01 / 699751 Development of innovative and ECO-friendly airframe TECHnologies from design to manufacturing to improve aircraft life cycle environmental footprint 462.376,25 2016-2023

No closed projects.