ANSYS Startup Program

The ANSYS Startup Program gives you full access to simulation software bundles that are built and priced to help entrepreneurs grow their business quickly and cost-effectively. We realize that in the early stages of starting a business there is often limited funding and little to no revenue. We created this program to help you grow your business to its full potential using the best tools possible — ANSYS simulation solutions — with a minimal initial investment. Many of the world’s greatest companies began as startups and ANSYS is committed to partnering with today’s startups to help them grow into tomorrow’s industry leaders.

As a partner in the Startup Program, you will gain instant access to ANSYS solutions so you can start building virtual prototypes of your new products. These virtual prototypes can be modified and tested with simulation hundreds of times in the same time it would take to build and test one physical prototype –saving you time and money as you work to perfect your product design. The partnership gives you access to our full portfolio of multiphysics simulation bundles, including the Structural and Fluids bundle, the Electromagnetics bundle and the Embedded Software bundle. Additional benefits include marketing opportunities with ANSYS and access to our Customer Portal for self-guided support, technical requests and more.

Regardless of whether you are an individual startup, an incubator working with a variety of startups, or another key participant in the ecosystem, find out below how ANSYS can benefit you.

 


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Startup Program Spotlight

Zunum Aero

Zunum Aero

Zunum Aero manufactures commercial hybrid-to-electric aircraft that are powered by quiet range-optimized powertrain and propulsion technologies. It uses ANSYS simulation software to analyze propulsion components for structural integrity, fluid flow analysis, cooling system design and overall design optimization.

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Vector and ANSYS

Vector

Vector, a business startup, is addressing the small spacecraft market for launch vehicles. Because everything must shrink down when you are creating a nanosatellite launcher, engineers were challenged to scale everything while optimizing for a smaller class of payload. They leveraged ANSYS for all of the various fluid flows of the rocket engine including analysis of hot combustion gases in the engine as well as the various cold cryogenic liquids flowing into the engine to understand how they interact with the materials around them.

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ARC

ARC

Engineers at the Additive Rocket Corporation (ARC) are using ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS CFD simulation solutions to reinvent rocket engines using 3D printing based on bioinspired geometries. ARC engineers use ANSYS simulation solutions to innovate complex designs quickly and cost-effectively to revolutionize and democratize spaceflight.

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Isotropic

Isotropic

Isotropic Systems has achieved a major technological breakthrough in the design of low-profile antennas. Using the Distributed Solve Option added to ANSYS HFSS, plus high-performance computing, the company can analyze larger and larger portions of its antenna system, run many more design simulations in parallel and reduce the individual node requirements and simulation time by more than two orders of magnitude.

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Autorient

Autorient

Autorient targets solutions for positioning and control of autonomous machines, robots and vehicles. Reducing the size and improving the performance of the measurement system are necessary to compete in this market. Read this case study to learn how modeling and simulation can provide a full understanding of the behavior and the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of these systems.

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Polytenna

Polytenna

Polytenna Technologies Inc. is revolutionizing millimeter-wave antennas by making them out of plastics. Engineers used ANSYS HFSS to realize complicated EM structures and predict antenna performance, which can be degraded significantly at these high frequencies. The company saved time and money in terms of personnel resources but also in cost savings due to less re-work.

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Edisun and ANSYS

Edisun

Edisun, a business startup, leveraged software accessible through the ANSYS Startup Program to design and test their first product, PV Booster. PV Booster is the only dual-axis rooftop tracker for the commercial and industrial market providing 20% better economics on your installation by making more efficient use of solar panels. ANSYS software allowed Edisun to speed through design cycles, shorten their time to marked, and work very efficiently.

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General Fusion

General Fusion

General Fusion has built a world-class Magnetized Target Fusion research and development team consisting of over 50 research and development professionals who have demonstrated the ability to quickly and cost-effectively design, simulate, prototype and test advanced fusion systems.

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Winfoor

Winfoor

Rotor blades are causing big problems for wind power industry. They are expensive, heavy and made in one piece. Read this case study to learn how Winfoor used ANSYS simulation solutions to analyze a precise, optimized design to drive the wind industry and make it more competitive as an energy source.

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Bioana stent

Bioana

Bioana is dedicated to the design and development of medical technology. Before a medical device can be implanted in a patient, testing must be done to discover its life span of the device, the best choice of material for fabrication, the stresses it must withstand, etc. With simulation, several devices can be tested simultaneously and refined to create an optimized solution.

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 HuMoTech Case Study

HuMoTech

HuMoTech engineers used ANSYS Mechanical to achieve a 25 percent weight reduction of the prosthesis end-effector, which allows their device to more accurately emulate a wider range of prosthetic devices. This reduces the design and testing time of prosthetic devices and results in a better fit, which improves the patient’s quality of life, while helping clinicians and researchers to be more effective.

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CerebroScope Case Study

CerebroScope

Read this case study to learn how CerebroScope® used ANSYS Electronics Desktop to develop a prototype of their CerebroPatch™, which can be used to detect these CSDs through the scalp so preventive measures can be taken to minimize the damage done by CSDs. Simulation reduced their design time by 75 percent compared to experimental methods, so they could start clinical trials sooner.

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volabo GmbH Case Study

volabo GmbH

Learn how VOLABO used multiphysics simulation software to develop the first 48 V high power traction drive, which is 25 percent more efficient than conventional electrical drives and does not need rare earth magnets for production. What makes the ISCAD drive unique is the virtual gearbox that enables the motor to continuously adapt to the load profile and thus make better use of the battery capacity.

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Auto Drive Solutions Case Study

Auto Drive Solutions

Auto Drive Solutions is a startup company in Madrid, Spain, focused on disruptive radar positioning systems that are accurate to within 1 cm for railroad and automobile applications. They are using ANSYS SCADE to develop secure and accurate software that meets safety integrity level 4 (SIL 4) certification. SCADE is being used to handle software certification so they can focus on developing the best product with a high return on investment.

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Andar Technologies Case Study

Andar Technologies

Millimeter-wave (mm-wave) radar systems for automotive applications will be crucial to the success of autonomous vehicles by aiding in the detection and localization of pedestrians, vehicles changing lanes, and parking and braking events in complex traffic scenarios. Learn how Andar used ANSYS HFSS and other ANSYS solutions for electromagnetic full-wave simulation and circuit design analysis to design a mm-wave radar while saving money and getting to market faster.

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LACI

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), is built to commercialize clean technologies and provide technical resources for startups. LACI's partnership with the ANSYS Startup Program gives their startups huge value by providing access to ANSYS simulation tools onsite. This allows their startups to save time, reduce risks around making changes, and accelerate their product development process while saving them money.

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Safespill Systems

Safespill Systems produces a modular hollow aluminum floor system, with a perforated top surface, that contains spilled liquids and pumps them into designated containment. Using ANSYS Mechanical simulations enabled Safespill engineers to test multiple iterations computationally and ultimately develop a product capable of generating compression forces 75 percent greater than the initial design.

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wattron

wattron

Thermoforming is an important polymer production process; the heating of the initial polymer sheet is essential for the quality, quantity and efficiency of the process. Read this case study to learn how watttron developed an innovative heating technology that allows inhomogeneous, precisely defined heating of surfaces on a very small scale. This innovation depends on a powerful algorithm that iteratively updates the temperature profile depending on the results of the thermoforming simulation using ANSYS solutions.

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FDX

FDX

FDX produces OsciJet nozzles that emit a sweeping or pulsating jet stream of fluid without any moving parts to save resources by optimizing flow processes. Building and testing prototypes was a bottleneck in their design process, so they used ANSYS CFX and ANSYS Workbench to accelerate the process by a factor of 360, greatly improving their time-to-market.

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BoroniteCaseStudy

American Boronite Corporation

American Boronite Corporation manufactures boron nitride nanotubes using a proprietary chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system. To understand the heat and mass transfer occurring during production within its CVD reactors, Boronite uses ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software to optimize the efficiency of its continuous production system.

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First Water Case Study

First Water

First Water is developing an innovative line of kayaks and canoes that convert to catamarans. Through the ANSYS Startup Program, they use engineering simulation software to optimize each boat model design within an acceptable timeframe and budget. Additionally, ANSYS tools are used to ensure that the boats meet key safety parameters and regulations.

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