Bizkaia Talent


Bizkaia talent consolidates its presence at the MIT European Career Fair in Boston representing 34 Basque organizations

On 24, 25 and 26 February bizkaia talent will participate for the eighth consecutive year in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT European Career Fair which is annually held in Boston. This meeting is attended by more than 5,000 highly-qualified candidates (European, North American and from the rest of the world) and 132 European companies and organizations with hiring needs in the private scientific field.

The managing director of bizkaia talent, Ivan Jimenez, said that “the organization is attending this international event with the aim of locating and contacting highly-qualified professionals and researchers in areas which are strategic for organizations of Bizkaia-Basque Country, so as to consider hiring those professionals or establishing collaborations between them and the companies, even without it being necessary to hire them,  in order to develop research and development lines for products and/or services, with special emphasis on Basque professionals who are residing in the USA”.

This Fair offers professional opportunities to those who wish to work in Europe, with organizations which require highly-specialized profiles and can offer career opportunities in Europe. Most of the candidates come from the best universities in the USA, such as the MIT, Harvard and the Ivy League (which comprises the universities of Columbia, Princeton, Cornell and Yale, among others). This European Career Fair is the greatest event of this type and has been held in the USA since 1995.  “This year our stand will present around of 100 highly-qualified employment offers to those who attend the fair”, Jimenez announced.


This year, in order to “join and increase efforts”, the stand of the Be Basque Talent Network, which comprises more than 7,800 professional and more than 300 organizations and is promoted by bizkaia talent, will include for the first time a team from the Gipuzkoa Talent Initiative.

At the 2017 edition, bizkaia talent will represent a total of 34 Basque organizations : Alcad (1); Cie Automotive (1); Lantier (1); Alerion Technologies, S.L. (1); Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering (1); BBD Biophenix, S.L. (1); Bc3 – Basque Centre for Climate Change (1); Bcam – Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (7); Bcmaterials – Basque Center For Materials, Applications & Nanostructures (6); Carnicas (1); CEIT (1); Cic Energigune: Alternative Energy Research Centre (2); Counter Craft (2); Dana Sycer Ayra Cardan (1); Danobat (7); Erle Robotics (2); Etxe-Tar Machining Systems (4); Tecnalia Research & Innovation Foundation (3); Gestamp (1); Ieteam Consultores (4); Ik4 – Ideko (2); Maier Technology Centre, S. Coop. (1); Nem Solutions (4); Nuevas Estrategias de Mantenimiento, S.L. (4); Obe Hettich (1); Polymat Fundazioa – Basque Center For Macromolecular Design and Engineering (1); Tenneco Automotive Iberica, S.A. (1); Ulma Handling Systems (3); University of Deusto (11); University of the Basque Country (2); Vicomtech (4) so as to engage and attract top level professionals in the scientific, technological and business spheres.


Bizkaia talent, aware of the importance of generating and developing work and collaboration networks in key areas such as the area of Boston, organized an event on Friday 24 February to gather highly-qualified Basque professionals. “It be carried out through a networking event which will allow the 30 attendees to meet, make contacts and interact in order to be able to collaborate in professional projects”, concluded the Managing Director of bizkaia talent.

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