Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, is a nonprofit state-owned company appointed to Economic Development and Competitiveness Department of the Basque Government.Neiker-Tecnalia is involved in the following R&D objectives:
• To improve productivity and competitiveness of agricultural production systems.
• To develop and apply new management technologies in farms
• Meeting the quality needs of the agri-food processing industry, the distinctive products and the general consumer. Also becoming the technological infrastructure for the response against biological threats, to the food production system itself and the population in general.
Currently Neiker-Tecnalia is a non-profit state-owned company that belongs to the Basque Government and also, since the end of 2006, member of Tecnalia, Technological Corporation which mission is to contribute to the economic and social development by means of the promotion of Technological Innovations.