ANSYS News: ANSYS Empowers Startup Companies Worldwide Through Growing Startup Program

November 7th, 2018

More than 500 startups have joined the ANSYS Startup Program since inception.

From a 3D automotive radar system to electric Hyperloop transportation to a nonprofit conquering food security through automation and artificial intelligence, more than 500 startup companies around the world are leveraging the ANSYS Startup Program to create and deliver life-changing innovations. Since the program’s inception in 2016, 558 startups have joined the program — taking their ideas and businesses to the next level using ANSYS solutions.

Simulation helps companies innovate faster because it allows engineers to quickly identify key design enhancements, validate new ideas and go to market sooner. The ANSYS Startup Program gives low-cost access to ANSYS’ leading suite of engineering simulation products to startups around the world — lowering the barrier for entrepreneurs to use simulation to bring innovative products to market faster.

“The companies in our Startup Program are industry pioneers often on the leading edge of innovation. ANSYS makes simulation both affordable and accessible to these companies — enabling them to make key advancements in diverse industries.”

Sin Min Yap, Vice President, Global Corporate Strategic Initiatives, ANSYS

“ANSYS and finite element simulations allow us to perform in-depth analysis of our Hyperloop developments, including mechanical and magnetic behavior of our active magnetic levitation system and fluid dynamic behavior of our aerodynamic propulsion system. Simulating and analysing our results before prototyping empowers Zeleros to reach goals on the first attempt instead of building additional prototypes, resulting in significant cost and time savings.”

Daniel Orient, Chief Technical Officer & Co-founder of Zeleros, a Spanish startup developing electric hyperloop transportation.

“The ANSYS Startup Program provided us with affordable access to leading simulation technology that is uniquely suited to our field — high resolution 77-GHz automotive radar chipsets. In a highly competitive and fast-changing industry, the use of fast and accurate electromagnetic simulations with ANSYS for our mm-wave radar system performance is essential to bringing our product to market in a timely and cost-effective way. ANSYS enables us to use accurate virtual prototypes with goal-driven optimisation to reduce our need for physical prototyping—helping us save hundreds of thousands of dollars in fabrication runs and ultimately save years of development time.”

Frank Zhang, CEO of Andar Technologies Pty Ltd, an Australia-based Andar Technologies is developing next-generation, 3D imaging automotive radar.

foodRev brings food security to the needy and is using ANSYS to optimise how food temperature is monitored.

“At foodRev our main day-to-day function is connecting food donations with the needy and we’re building hardware to monitor the temperature of food during transit. With support from the ANSYS Startup Program, we are designing and optimising antennas for our Bluetooth Low Energy food-temperature-monitors.”

Gregory Kielian, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of foodRev.

A producer of miniaturised electric propulsion systems for Nano- and small-satellites for in-space propulsion, ENPULSION uses ANSYS to simulate thruster components and optimise thermal design.

“Our thrusters require precise temperature control in a space environment, but testing in real thermal vacuum chambers is cost, time and resource intensive. ANSYS enables us to simulate thruster components in changing thermal environments at a fraction of the cost. The pre-seed phase is a crucial time for any startup and ANSYS enabled significant cost savings during testing that will be redirected toward production.”

David Krejci, Chief Technology Officer at ENPULSION.

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If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation. ANSYS help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, helping them to solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs thousands of professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimisation. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries.


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