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.
See how our customers are using our software:
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.View Case Study
PLD Space Leverages ANSYS Startup Program
PLD Space, an aerospace startup in Spain is leveraging tools acquired through the ANSYS Startup Program to develop small satellite launchers. ANSYS simulation software is helping them hit development timelines, reduce costs and ensure that ideas will work. PLD Space started with ANSYS as a young company, leveraging the software to help them grow and plans to continue to have a strong collaboration with ANSYS into the future.Watch Video
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and ANSYS
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.Watch Video
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.Watch Video
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. ANSYS offered the best range of simulation tools through their Startup Program for this new company. It allowed them to have all of their tools in one spot and quickly run through analyses and use the results to make an immediate impact.Watch Video
Focus on Startups
Profiled on the following pages are seven companies at various stages of maturity, and representing a wide range of industries, that are somewhere on the road to startup success. Some of these businesses have not yet launched a product, while others have shipped to thousands of customers. What their founders have in common is an unwavering belief in their product ideas, as well as a commitment to applying the best available technology to verify and commercialize those ideas.View Case Study
Nebia designed a new showerhead to transform the shower experience while saving water and energy. Since most of the cost of a shower is in heating the water, engineers were challenged to keep the user warm while reducing the amount of water needed by 70 percent. They leveraged ANSYS fluid dynamics to model the water flow through the shower to reduce pressure drop, maintain warmth and generate an excellent shower experience. Simulation enabled Nebia engineers to quickly and cost-effectively test many versions of its product and deliver the showerhead to market.Watch Video
Mohyi Labs set out to make a bladeless drone and in the process pioneered Ducted Counter-Vortex Radial Impeller Propulsion technology. The ANSYS Startup Program provided Mohyi Labs with both the tools and technical support to optimize this new drone technology using the world’s most advanced simulation tools. The ANSYS CFX turbomachinery module enabled them, for the first time, to directly observe and measure how well their counter-vortex geometry influences airflow.View Case Study
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.View Case Study
Innoveering is a startup supporting the aerospace, defense and energy marketplaces. ANSYS software is used to achieve meaningful results for complex, high-speed flows in harsh environments that would have otherwise been difficult or impossible to generate.View Case Study
ARC aims to democratize space by providing more affordable and reliable propulsion solutions, using 3D printing technology to create rocket engines in one-tenth the time and at half the cost of traditional methods. ANSYS software is used to deliver the most accurate and valuable data to modify and develop their technology in a more efficient manner.View Case Study
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.View Case Study