BioCruces Bizkaia is the Health Research Institute of the territory of Bizkaia, whose main base is located in the Cruces University Hospital, a healthcare reference of the Basque Country, which boasts a long teaching and research background.

This research firm was founded in 2008 with the following objectives:

  • Promote research in biomedicine, epidemiology, public health and health services.
  • Scientifically substantiate the programmes and policies of the health system.
  • Preferentially encourage transnational research.

Since it was founded, BioCruces, has implemented a network of agreements and partnerships with the main biotechnology stakeholders in the Basque Country, highlighting among these: CIC bioGUNE, the Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Ikerbasque and Achucarro.

Agreement between BIOCRUCES and BBK

The year 2017 marked the collaboration agreement between BBK and BioCruces, turning the BBK into the first private entity to form part of the General Assembly of this Health Research Institute.

A joint undertaking that both entities uphold in order to support new research services in the medical sector to help improve the healthcare provided to the population.

BBK-BioCruces Research Scholarships

These scholarships are aimed at contributing to generate knowledge to help in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. This is an initiative that year after year, seeks to retain and incorporate the talent of different experts in the sector, in order to accelerate the research and innovation processes between new specialists in the sector. An agreement by which as well as managing to promote employment, will manage to incentivize the collaboration with internationally recognised centres.

The information regarding the registration for the new call for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year, will be published in the coming months. Once these are published, you may find all the information on the following website:


Plaza de Cruces 12. 48903. Barakaldo


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