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UK Innovation Conference

April 27 - 28, 2023

MTC, Coventry

The UK Innovation Conference is back, co-located with the Ansys Motor-CAD European User Conference.

Join us for this face-to-face 1 or 2-day event giving you the opportunity to: 

  • Gain insight into Ansys' engineering simulation strategy and product release news covering Structures, Fluids, Electronics, Material Intelligence, Digital Twin, Optimisation, LS-Dyna, Electromechanical, Motor-CAD and MBSE

  • Listen to industry-speakers showcasing their use of Ansys simulation including Rolls-Royce, Mondelez, BAE Systems, UKAEA, GSK, Borgwarner plus others.

  • Share simulation experiences, best practices, tips and tricks

  • Discuss simulation challenges with Ansys experts

  • Learn about the latest Ansys acquisitions

  • Network with your industry peers and Ansys staff

During the evening of April 26, we will be hosting a  pre-conference dinner from 7:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton, giving you further opportunity to network with Ansys staff and your peers.

Day 1 of the conference will provide the opportunity to learn about the corporate and technology updates, hear from keynote speakers about their successes in using Ansys solutions before breaking out after lunch into individual tracks. 

Day 2 will provide an opportunity for motor designers to learn about the latest technological developments in e-machine design and simulation. Participants will be able to discuss their motor design challenges and best practices with Ansys design experts and developers of our motor software solutions. Over the course of 2 days the event will feature a combination of technical presentations from experts in E-machine design, latest features in the software and advanced modelling clinics led by our motor design team.

You are not obliged to attend both days.  Delegates can opt to attend Day 1 only or both days.

Should you have any questions about the conference, please contact:


Key features


The world is changing fast and the challenges we face are becoming more pressing.  Engineering, innovation and understanding is needed to create solutions.  But these will be multi-faceted and in order to innovative it will be necessary to understand complex systems and manage multiple disciplines and trade-offs.  Digital collaboration and where possible more automated frameworks will be needed to accelerate the solution process.


Learn how the Ansys technical offerings and tools align to the next generation of engineering use cases and the technical tracks that will run during the afternoon sessions.


It’s never been a better time to be an Engineer.


  • Digital transformation
  • Sustainability
  • Autonomy and electrification

Automotive CFD aerodynamics simulation GPU

Perform fluids simulations faster. Learn how leveraging the latest Ansys CFD technology you can accelerate your workflows.


  • Pre-processing – Ansys latest workflow and meshing technology can reduce time and manpower need to prepare CAD for simulations

  • GPU Acceleration – Ansys CFD native GPU solver technology can solve problems faster, cheaper and more efficiently

  • Industrial Applications – learn how Ansys customers are using Ansys CFD technology

Response surface simulation using Ansys OptiSLang

Orchestrate and automate your simulation toolchains and connect to state-of-the art optimization algorithms to perform parametric design studies and better understand your designs.


  • Process Integration – How to bring simulation tools together in an automized workflow

  • Design Optimization – How to find a robust optimized design 

  • Workflow-Apps – make the workflows and design studies available for non-experts

Ansys 3D Design Whats New

See the Ansys tools available for each stage of the product development cycle, from exploring concept designs to the detailed assessment of production components, including the complete workflow simulation for additive printed parts.

  • Rapid concept development - See how Ansys 3D Design can be used to rapidly explore concept designs 

  • Product design - Hear about the enhancements to the core Mechanical product for in-depth product assessment  

  • Additive manufacturing - Learn about the Ansys Additive suite for the design, manufacture and validation of printed parts


Discover the expanding capabilities of ANSYS LS-Dyna.


  • Additions to core Explicit Dynamic capabilities (e.g. Crash, Drop Test)
  • Less well known capabilities like Forming, Soil Structure interaction, Biomechanics and Solder Reflow
  • Exposure of LS Dyna Capabilities in Workbench Dyna.


Improved meshing capabilities for 3D components and new workflows for layout and flex PCBs structures enable faster and more efficient analysis of increasingly complex electronic systems.


  • Parallel adapt for 3D component arrays in HFSS

  • Workflow for layout component in HFSS 3D

  • Rigid Flex PCB workflow


Incorporate disparate existing EM design processes into a single one using coupled field/circuit solvers to explore the design space and create optimised and automated workflows to reduce time to market for your products”.


  • Optimised field solvers for both simple and complex Electromagnetic designs 

  • Unique coupled Field Circuit solver approach

  • Start to finish automation of workflow using PyAEDT

Digital Twin Updates Webinar

Meet your company’s Sustainability goals by making informed materials-based decisions early in the product development process.


  • Streamlined Eco-Audit – Early-stage assessment of materials substitution at the product level
  • Simulation-led Optimization – Trade-offs between product performance and sustainability

Ansys Model Center Highlights

Ansys ModelCenter connects system architecture models and requirements to analysis tools. This converts a system description into an executable model capable of predicting performance and behavior. The Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) approach is thus greatly enhanced because system engineers can now do the following:


  • Verify that a proposed product architecture will meet its requirements

  • Compare the performance of architecture alternatives

  • Evaluate the impact of changing product requirements

Wireframe rendering of turbojet engine and mirrored physical body on black background. Digital twin concept. 3D rendering image., Wireframe rendering of turbojet engine and mirrored physical bod


Integrating fast, accurate physics-based models with into digital twins enables virtual sensors and improved data to schedule predictive maintenance, enhance control and implement performance optimizations. New Hybrid Analytics capabilities of Ansys allow engineers to reach an unparalleled level of accuracy by combining machine learning (ML)-based analytics with a physics-based approaches.


  • Reduced order modelling for fast 3D simulation.
  • Runtime deployment for IIoT connection.
  • Hybrid analytics framework to combine physics and datats

Automotive sensing

Modeling the behavior of light enables designers to gain a deeper understanding of how their designs work and how they can be improved. Efficient and accurate modeling of light and its interaction with various materials, structures, circuits, and systems is a challenging task especially in complex multi-scale and multi-physics optical systems. Ansys Optics product portfolio is uniquely positioned to empower designers with comprehensive, interoperable, and consistent solvers and workflows needed for modeling all types of optical systems. From component design of lenses, fibers, lasers, photodetectors to the design of integrated photonic chips, camera and display systems and packaging, to complete visualization of results from a sensor or human eye perspective. Leverage the ultimate virtual prototyping experience with Ansys Optics to accelerate your design innovation and enjoy time and cost savings.


Motor designers can learn about the latest technological developments in e-machine design and simulation. Discuss motor design challenges and best practices with Ansys design experts and developers of our motor software solutions.


  • See how customers have adopted multi-physics motor optimisation
  • System modelling for electric motors
  • Simulation solutions to advanced design challenges, such as high frequency losses and NVH

Day 1 of the conference will provide a space where you can learn about the corporate and technology updates, hear from 2 keynote speakers about their successes in using Ansys solutions before breaking out after lunch into individual tracks.




08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Refreshments

09:00 - 09:10Welcome - Richard Tinsdeall, Ansys
09:10 - 09:30 Ansys Corporate Update - Will Marsden, Ansys 
09:30 - 10:30Ansys Technology Update - Mike Slack, Ansys
10:30 - 11:00Morning Break, Exhibition & Ask An Ansys Expert
11:00 - 11:30Customer Keynote - Materials Database Replacement Program at Rolls-Royce Amandeep M'hay, Rolls-Royce
11:30 -  12:00Customer Keynote - Simulation Democratisation - The Mondelez Journey - Edward Throp, Mondelez
12:00 - 13:15Lunch, Exhibition & Ask An Ansys Expert
  • Fluids Faster - Rob Winstanley & Tomasz Stelmach, Ansys
  • A CFD Based Digital Thread Approach to Pharmaceutical Process Development - Dr Ana Luiza Pinto Queiroz, Applied Process Company (APC)
  • Calm Water Resistance Using CFD for a Landing Craft Vessel at Model Scale, Full Scale and under Model Basin Testing Conditions - Shona Cunningham, BMT
  • Enhancements to Ansys Mechanical Products for 2023Mark Robinson, Ansys
  • How AWE uses Ansys to Improve Analysis Efficiency through Enhanced Workflows - Sunit Mistry, AWE
  • Flexible Membrane Coupling Vibrations in Highspeed Stress States - Murat Islam, John Crane


  • Ansys Update for High Frequency Electronics & Electromagnetics covering HFSS, SIwave and EMA3D - Dave Edgar, Ansys

  • Ansys HFSS and HPC - Mixed Platforms / Versions - (Win10 Desktops with Linux Remote), AMD EPYC Experiences and Future Platforms/OS - Murray Niman, BAE Systems
  • From Low Frequency Electromagnetics to Power Electronics an Update on Maxwell and Q3D - David Twyman, Ansys

  • Achieving Sustainability through Materials Intelligence  - Rémi Mesnildrey, Ansys
  • Deployment of Ansys Portfolio at MTC inc Skills Development - Willem Denmark, MTC
  • Multi-Disciplinary Analysis and Optimization During Architecture Development Ensures a Competitive ProductIlya Tolchinsky, Ansys
  • The Ansys Electric Machines Development Platform - James Goss, Ansys
  • Development of Aerospace Electric Propulsion Motor Drives with CEA Tools - Aaron Day, Collins Aerospace
  • UK Alumotor 2:  Design for Manufacture of an Advanced Sync-Rel Motor, using Ansys Motor-CAD - Ozge Taskin, Ricardo
  • High-Frequency Modeling of Electric Motors  - Sébastien Desharnais, Ansys
14:45 - 15:15Afternoon Break, Exhibition & Ask An Ansys Expert
  • PIDO – Way Towards Robust Design Optimization - Dr.-Ing. Bernd Büttner, Ansys
  • Building Virtual Design Space Studies of Drug Delivery Devices - Thomas Burge, GSK 
  • Lloyds Register's Engineering Routines Upgrade to Ansys Workbench (ERA WB) for Shaft Vibration and Alignment Analysis - Sanjin Dragicevic, Lloyd's Register
  • Recent Enhancements to Ansys LS-DYNADavid Tarazona Ramos & Aria Ravantab, Ansys
  • Pioneering the Power that Matters with LS-DYNA®  - Applications of Explicit FEA in Rolls-Royce - Paul Greenacre, Rolls-Royce
  • The Role of LS-DYNA® in the Design of the New London Electric Taxi - Simon Hart, Oasys LS-Dyna Environment



  • Overview of the Ansys Optical Portfolio / How Optics Shapes the World / Product Updates (Zemax, Lumerical, Speos) Eugen Meier, Ansys

  • Easily Build STOP Analysis into Your Design Workflows - Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Zemax - Flurin Herren, Ansys
  • Optical Diagnosis for Lighting Engineering - Early Fault Finding and Supporting the Innovative Lighting Technology for Esteemed Companies - David Aymond, PDSL
  • Latest Advances in Ansys Hybrid Analytics and Runtime Deployment - Edward Carman, Ansys
  • Towards a Fusion Component Digital Twin – Virtual Test and Monitoring of Components in CHIMERA by Systems SimulationMichelle Tindall, UKAEA
  • Evaluation of Ansys Twin Builder to Understand Process Scalability & Cell Line Performance From Lab to Commercial Scale  - Luisa Attfield, GSK & Edward Carman, Ansys
  • Early Prediction of Motor Noise and Vibration with Ansys Motor-CAD  - James Packer, Ansys
  • Magnet Eddy-Current Losses in PM Machines as Function of Segmentation and Frequency Dr Jeff Carter, BorgWarner & Giulia Urgera, Ansys
  • Automate the Workflow of an IPM Motor using pyAedt  abd pyMotorCad - Giulia Malinverno, Ansys

Day 2 of the conference will provide a space where motor designers can learn about the latest technological developments in e-machine design and simulation. Participants can discuss their motor design challenges and best practices with Ansys design experts and developers of our motor software solutions.




08:30 - 09:00Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:30Prediction of Saturation and Loss Maps of Electric Machines using Meta-Models Vishal Pitroda. Volkswagen
09:30 - 10:00Metamodel-Based Design and Optimization of a Spoke-Type Interior Permanent Magnet Machine for a Vehicle Traction Application - Branko Ban, Alvier Mechatronics
10:00 - 10:30Hairpin Winding Design and Analysis: Patterns Definition, Feasibility Verification and FEA Workflow for AC Losses Computation- Matteo Carbonieri, Ansys
10:30 - 11:00Morning Break, Exhibition & Ask an Ansys Expert
11:00 - 11:30Electrical Motor Design for Water Pumps - Keld Folsach Rasmussen, Grundfos
11:30 -  12:00Additive Manufacturing of High Conductivity Alloys for Electrification - Ollie Hartfield & Chris Dalton, MTC
12:00 - 12:30Ansys Motor-CAD - What's New in 2023R1 - Sarah Woodrow, Ansys
12:30 - 13:30Lunch, Exhibition & Ask an Ansys Expert
13:30 - 14:00Panel Discussion: Innovating Leading-Edge Design – How Simulation-Led Design can Reduce Cost and Risk in E-Motor Development?
14:00 - 14:30Modelling Challenges of Switched Reluctance Motors - Barrie Mecrow, Newcastle University & Giulia Urgera, Ansys
14:30 - 15:00Thermal Modelling of Oil-Cooled Electrical Machine -  Eddie Chong, Ansys
15:00 - 15:30Afternoon Break, Exhibition & Ask an Ansys Expert Afternoon Break, Exhibition & Ask an Ansys Expert                
15:30 - 16:00Emag/Losses ClinicThermal ClinicMechanical/NVH ClinicOptimisation/Workflow Couplings Clinic
16:00 - 16:30Optimisation/Workflow Couplings ClinicEmag Losses ClinicThermal ClicnicMechanical/NVH Clinic
16:30 - 17:00Mechanical/NVH ClinicOptimisation/Workflow Couplings ClinicEmag/Losses ClinicThermal Clinic


MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre)

Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
Airfield Drive
Ansty Business Park



How to get to the MTC:

By Car:  There is ample free parking. For navigation systems, please use postcode CV7 9RD.  

By Bus:  The X30 is a dedicated bus service that runs frequently between Ansty Business Park and the centre of Coventry. The X30 stops at Pool Meadow Bus Station in Coventry, and travels via Coventry train station. 

By Train:  The closest railway station to Ansty Business Park is Coventry. The Ansty Park X30 bus service travels via Coventry Train Station.

By Air:  Birmingham Airport is the nearest airport and is less than a 20-minute drive from Ansty Business Park.


Where to Stay

We have negotiated preferential rates for the nights of 26th and/or 27th at the following hotels:

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON - Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2ST

April 26 - £165 B&B

April 27 - £110 B&B

To make a booking please use this link

Please note:

  • Payment is required at the time of booking
  • Deadline for making a booking to obtain the preferential rate is March 29
  • Parking is included in the rate


HOLIDAY INN COVENTRY - Hinckley Road, Coventry, CV2 2HP

April 26 - £139 B&B

April 27 - £120 B&B

To make a booking please contact the reservation team on 02476 587 405 quoting reference "Ansys".

Please note:

  • Payment is on departure
  • Deadline for making a booking at the preferential rate is March 29


Alternative hotels




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