GAIA is a private non-profit professional association, founded in 1983 as the Association of Electronics of the Basque Country (AIEPV). In 1996, the Association changed its original name into the current one: GAIA-Association of Electronics and Information Technology Industries of the Basque Country. GAIA represents all those companies working in the Electronics and Information Technologies sector, which are located in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. GAIA is moving ahead as the private independent institution most committed to integral development of the industrial sectors, linked to the Electronics and Information Technologies within the society and to the rational, efficient use of products and services based on those technologies. GAIA has achieved a high profile nationally and internationally thanks to its own activities and its work with other institutions. GAIA has co-operation agreements with more than 50 entities.