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We are a private non-profit organization. We were born in 1972, with the aim of combining science and Basque. We took the first steps as a cultural association, and in 2002 we became a foundation. Together with the foundation, the Elhuyar group also includes the companies Zubize SLU and Eleka Ingeniaritza linguistikoa SL.

Although science and Basque remain very important pillars, we are currently an organization that offers services for the application of advanced knowledge. We help companies, social agents and administrations find innovative solutions to meet the challenges of globalization with a multidisciplinary approach. To continue to be a benchmark in the development of Basque and Basque society, we collaborate with professionals from science, artificial intelligence, lexicography, translation, linguistic management and social improvement.

Mission: to build, from the Basque language, an active, critical and egalitarian society, using technology and knowledge and betting on the dissemination of science.

Strategic lines:
  1. Continuous innovation
  2. Organization adapted to the needs of each moment
  3. Community articulation
  4. Strengthening the work team
  5. Dissemination of Elhuyar's work in society

values of the Elhuyar group



We prioritize responsibility to society and our goal is social transformation. We are committed to our work, our co-workers and our clients.


We have a long history, and our spine is a trained work team that has extensive experience. We seek knowledge and quality.



We work as a team both internally and externally, sharing knowledge. Teamwork and collaboration are the axes of our activity.


We move forward without fear of exploring new areas. In our daily lives we encourage initiative, creativity and continuous improvement.



Our relationships are based on respect for people and mutual trust. We seek the satisfaction of both the work team and the collaborators and clients.

The Board of Trustees of the Elhuyar Foundation

Initial collaborators
  • Eustakio Arrojeria EguskitzaVice-president
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  • Jose Mari Rodriguez Ibabe
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  • Alfonso Mujika Etxeberria Secretary
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  • Javier Duoandikoetxea Zuazo
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  • Karmele Gomez
  • Jon Abril OlaetxeaGeneral Coordinator
People chosen for their merits
  • Arantza Díaz de Ilraza Sánchez
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  • Jose Mari Pitarke de la TorrePresident
Partner companies
  • Technician Joseba Laka Mugarza
  • NEIKERLeire Barañano Orbe
Public institutions
  • Department of Education of the Basque GovernmentAmaia Eskisabel Alegria
  • Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment of the Basque GovernmentAlberto Fernández González
  • Directorate of Linguistic Equality of the Provincial Council of GipuzkoaGarbiñe Mendizabal Mendizabal
  • City Council of UsurbilAgurtzane Solaberrieta Mesa

Management team


Jon Abril Olaetxea

General Coordinator


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Language and Technology


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Artificial intelligence in the linguistic field

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Communication services


Izaskun Etxebeste Arozena

Economy and finance

Erakunde bazkideak