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Tecnun inaugurates the Gene Haas Center

The laboratory of research, pioneer at state level, arises from the agreement with this business American leader in machine tool

Photo /Institutional and academic authorities, together with some of the students who have received the scholarship Haas as well as members of the Tecnun eRacing automotive team.

30 | 11 | 2022

Tecnun, the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra, has inaugurated the Gene Haas Center Tecnun, a pioneering laboratory of research at state level, fruit of the agreement with this business American leader in machine tool.

The goal of the Haas center of Tecnun, as explained by the director of the School, Raúl Antón, is to make available to students, researchers and companies of the territory first level technologies aimed at high precision machining: "Opening the center to companies is one of the keys for the training to be a multiplier for our students". It should be noted that as a result of agreement, 22 students from the School have received scholarships from business.

The inauguration of the center has started with a colloquium in which institutional and university authorities have reflected on the opportunities of technological innovation in Gipuzkoa. The Deputy for Economic Promotion and Strategic Projects of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Jabier Larrañaga, referred to innovation as the "means" by which young people can contribute to the prosperity and welfare of the territory: "Our industrial model rests on what we inherited from previous generations and it is our turn to leave them the same". In this sense, he pointed out that having in Gipuzkoa pioneering facilities centralized in high-precision machining is one more step for the training of the territory in a fundamental area of our Economics".

For his part, the President Performer Group Haas Spain and France, Bruno Lea, emphasized Haas' commitment to Gipuzkoa as an industrial area of reference letter: "We want to be here because Gipuzkoa is possibly the cradle of the tool machine in Europe, along with Germany and Switzerland", acknowledged Lea during his speech. He also pointed out that support for Tecnun is based on trust in the University of Navarra and the conviction that "together we can create talent connected to the needs of Industry 4.0".

IESE's director General, Franz Heukamp, appealed to the binomial of innovation and sustainability in a society in which more and more companies are born digital: "Innovation means change, and innovation is a means to do, to find solutions that help us to be more sustainable.

The colloquium, chaired by the Vice President of research and Sustainability of the University of Navarra, Paloma Grau, has also counted with the project manager of research and development+I of AFM, Leire Solabarrieta