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The IMH, Machine Tool Institute is an Advanced Centre in Manufacturing, which offers specialised training in Advanced Manufacturing, and Tecnological/Organizazional Innovation services for companies.

In 1986 a group of professionals in education from the Vocational Training School of Elgoibar started this project, who, after securing support from businesses and institutions from the Basque Country, founded the Foundation for Technical Training in Machine Tools. The IMH was inaugurated in 1991 in Elgoibar.

As a public Integrated Centre for Professional Training that is associated with the Basque Government, IMH belongs to the Ikaslan Gipuzkoa network.

The Dual Engineering University School of the IMH is attached to the University of the Basque Country since 2011.

The IMH as part of the AFM Cluster is responsible for training the machine tool sector. AFM Cluster is the organization that represents the interests of Advanced Manufacturing in Spain. Composed of four industrial associations, it groups more than 400 companies, which employ 12,500 people and invoice more than 2,500 million Euros. From its headquarters in Donostia-San Sebastian, and its establishment in Tianjin (China), AFM Cluster works to promote internationalization, industrial development, strategic positioning and training of people in its associated companies.

We also are an Agent of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network in the category of "intermediate agency for innovation" and members ofi2BASK and RedIRIS