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SimScale for Startups Program to Bring Engineering Simulation Capabilities to Small Businesses Worldwide through the Cloud

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SimScale today announced the SimScale for Startups Program for startup companies to develop their products better, faster and cheaper

Startup companies now have a way to get started with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation without making a commitment for thirty to fifty thousand dollars, which usually is cost-prohibitive. The announcement was made as part of a new startup campaign, in which SimScale also launched new online advertising and startup training programs.

Startup companies will be eligible to receive full access to the SimScale simulation platform, along with one-on-one support for a complimentary startup kickoff project from a SimScale consultant, and ongoing professional support from the SimScale team, all for 170 Euros per month. Additionally, startups will receive SimScale Professional Training to provide startups with hands-on learning to help new users get up and running to optimize the technology on their projects as quickly as possible. The kickoff project and professional training is a value of 750 Euros, but that is waived for startups that sign a one year contract prior to June 30, 2015.

“Engineering simulation is now available not just for the largest companies, but for startups. CAE simulation can help startups bring their designs to reality more quickly than ever before,” said David Heiny, managing director of SimScale. “The startups that we are working with are creating a wide range of projects, including structural mechanics and thermodynamics designs.”

The SimScale simulation platform can help startup companies in several ways:

  • Simple access to a powerful CAE platform through a web browser, without a need for any additional hardware or software.

  • Expand and speed up product design and development capabilities, bringing products to market more quickly.

  • Deliver projects more quickly to clients, adding the potential to increase their revenue from additional new business projects.

  • Providing skills and training for engineers and designers on CAE software, enhancing the capabilities of small businesses. 

Since launching its 3D engineering simulation platform in 2013, SimScale has helped dozens of new businesses with their CAE needs. Among the new startups working with SimScale’s simulation platform are:
  • FRED Consultancy: an engineering consulting firm in Wetteren, Belgium that provides creative engineering support to companies developing all kinds of products. They perform research, feasibility studies, concept generation and physics calculations, as well as simulations (structural, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics) using the SimScale platform for rapid prototyping.

  • Custom Machines: an engineering design consultancy in Ballarat, Australia, that specializes in machine design for a broad range of industries including mining, rolling stock, confectionery, agriculture and manufacturing. For a recent project, the SimScale platform was used to optimize the design of a custom-made load cell.

SimScale is planning new features for users to engage and share their projects and interact with each other. The SimScale project library, already with more than 100 projects available, is a repository for users to look at projects that have already been published, and perhaps find inspiration for their own projects.

SimScale now has more than 20,000 users that are simulating online, and is working with universities in programs to help prepare engineering students with the skills to succeed in a competitive global market.

More information about the SimScale for Startups Program is available at, and also be sure to read our blog about the startup program at


Date: April 28, 2015