Conference on materials technology with the support of ITP Aero


Conference on materials technology with the support of ITP Aero


Conference on materials technology with the support of ITP Aero

The conference promoted by ITP Aero was held today at the Garaia Technology Park, with the support of Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa



The training session was organised in the context of the Technological Knowledge Conferences promoted by the aeronautical company and was backed by the Faculty of Engineering of Mondragon Unibertsitatea in its commitment to share, transfer and disseminate knowledge. It was a dynamic session attended by Carlos García, Director of MGEP (Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa); Iñaki Telletxea (Director of Business Promotion of SPRI); and Alfredo López (Head of Advanced Engineering ITP Aero). 

Diversity of presentations 

During the conference, in addition to the three representatives mentioned above, eleven other speakers participated to share their knowledge in the various fields of mechanical materials technology: new gas turbine architectures, combination of simulation tools and evidence analysis to develop advanced engineering, application cases for the materials generated by additive manufacturing, development of numerical models that allow predicting the mechanical properties of materials including the microstructure, etc. Several agents with which ITP Aero regularly collaborates also contributed at the conference, such as the University of the Basque Country, the IMDEA Institute of Materials, and the CEIT-IK4 technology centre.

At the close of the conference, Roberto Uribetxeberria (MGEP Transfer and Innovation Coordinator) and Alfredo López (Head of Advanced Engineering ITP Aero) took the floor and expressed their gratitude to the audience of more than 70 people for their presence, as well as encouraging them to continue working on innovation projects and promoting a collaborative model. 

Leaders in the transfer of innovation

Mondragon Unibertsitatea is a leader in terms of the model of transfer of knowledge to companies through innovative projects. It promotes and practices collaborative innovation with different public and private agents. Its relationship with ITP Aero dates back more than ten years, and the relationship between the two institutions is very close. 

Similarly, both institutions are collaborating in a project of the HAZITEK call, promoted by the Basque Government and which is part of the fields of specialisation of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Plan 2020. The research project, entitled TALDEA, aims to develop 
advanced manufacturing technologies in the specific field of high-speed turbines. 

In turn, ITP Aero is the company of aeronautical engines and components in Spain and the ninth company in the sector worldwide. With over 30 years of sustained growth, the company is committed to innovation and the development of its own technology as the main competitive advantages. 
ITP Aero is present throughout the lifecycle of aviation engines, from R&D to in-service support, and has more than 3,800 employees in five countries, as well as a turnover of €880 million as of 2018. ITP Aero is a corporate entity of the Rolls-Royce Group.