Data analysis capacities of IK4-TEKNIKER for industrial maintenance are reported in an outstanding article published in the last issue of its NewTek digital newsletter. The technological offering includes Condition-based Maintenance (CbM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and simulation (test benches + Condition Monitoring) for health monitoring as the basis to improve companies’ processes and services, and consequently their related business models. Some examples of sucessfull optimization of maintenance strategies in aerospace, machinery and wind energy sectors resulting from IK4-TEKNIKER’s projects are also presented in this article you can access for free via the following link:


Andrea Alghisi, T-REX researcher at the University of Brescia (UNIBS), presented the paper “FROM OWNERSHIP TO SERVICE-ORIENTED BUSINESS MODELS: A SURVEY IN CAPITAL GOODS COMPANIES AND A PSS TYPOLOGY” at The 7th CIRP IPSS Conference, which took place in May 21th-22th ( which took place in Saint-Etienne (France).


Federico Adrodegari, T-REX researcher at the University of Brescia (UNIBS), presented the paper “A BUSINESS MODEL APPROACH TO SERVITIZATION: DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW TYPOLOGY” at the Spring Servitization Conference 2015 ( which took place in Aston Business School (Birmingham - UK) in May 18th-19th during the session “Business Models”.

ASTOM Spring Servitization Conference 2015

Federico Adrodegari and Andrea Alghisi, T-REX researchers at the University of Brescia (UNIBS), presented main results about the application cases of the T-REX project and the new business model typology developed during the project at the workshop “COME RENDERE VINCENTI LE STRATEGIE DI SERVIZIO? – Evidenze dal mondo dei beni strumentali” (How to develop successful service strategies?) which took place in Brescia (Italy) in April 9th held by the ASAP Service Management Forum.

ASAP Andrea Alghisi

PREST is an annual conference organised by Euskatel Basque country Telecommunications Company for the Small to Medium-size Enterprises to generate a space for encounter and connection with the purpose of learning and reflect on new ideas, new opportunities, and new trends ( ).


On this year PREST 14 conference was supported by ADEGI employers’ association of the province of Gipuzkoa within the slogan “add to grow”, and the focus was set on strategic business alliances. ULMA forklift trucks was invited to show its experiences of inter-company collaboration, and in particular to present T-REX project objectives and expected results through the following video:

T-REX Project Coordinator Aitor Arnaiz (IK4-TEKNIKER) participated at a French initiative related to the fostering of Remanufacturing and Circular Economy activities, supported by 3 regional projects one of them in Spain named “REMANufacturing Gipuzkoa”:

T-REX Remanufacturing

Consortium partners of the T-REX project recently gathered at FIDIA in Turin, Italy, from 23rd to 25th March 2015 for their Mid-Term Review Meeting to share results and update everyone on the progress made so far towards achieving the project objectives. As the project is half way to its completion there were high expectations from the Project Technical Adviser, Prof. Koorosh Khodabandehloo, appointed from the European Commission as an external reviewer. The main developments presented covered all aspects, from business modelling innovation at management level to redesigning of existing products and services at production level, and to realization and first validation of use case demonstrators in the machine tool, transportation and robotic market sectors.

T-REX Turin Meeting

The latest issue of the T-REX project newsletter is now available!

T-REX Newsletter Issue3

We dedicated this newsletter to present the new service solution of Condition based Maintenance (CbM) for machine tool electro-spindles developed by IMATECNO for FIDIA machines (both companies are part of T-REX consortium).

We are pleased to inform that the Book of Abstracts following the 3rd International Business Servitization Conference, held in Bilbao in November of last year and where IK4-TEKNIKER presented a paper describing part of T-REX Project, is now available for open access at the following link.

Through this link you could also access to conference photos and the slides presented during the conference.

T-REX Servitization2014book

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has organized a meeting about maintenance processes. The activity was part of CEN/TC 319 which deals with standardization in the area of maintenance (

The meeting took place at the German town Eppelheim (close to Heidelberg) from 9th to 10th of March 2015. It was hosted by Professor Lennart Brumby from the DHBW Eppelheim. On behalf of the T-REX project, Thomas Meiren (Fraunhofer IAO) participated in the meeting.

CEN TC 319 Eppelheim

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