ANSYS announces program to help startups accelerate product development
ANSYS announced its new Startup Program designed to offer low-cost access to ANSYS' suite of engineering simulation products to startups around the world. The company says that its simulation technology enables rapid iteration and minimizes design flaws, time, and costs associated with physical prototypes. This, in turn, will allow startups to go to market faster, without exhausting their funding.
"Using the ANSYS solutions, we drastically reduced the design time and costs associated with our aerodynamic and structural components," said Martin Zahariev Beng, Lead Aerodynamics Engineer for Dronamics Ltd. A developer of cargo unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Dronamics Ltd. used ANSYS tools to design, analyze, and optimize the aerodynamics of its UAVs and to improve the vehicles' fuel efficiency. "With ANSYS technology, we reduced our design time by almost half and our development costs by an even larger margin. Every startup should aim for these kinds of results."
ANSYS said that it also partners with startup incubators and accelerators to provide their portfolio startups with access to the industry-leading suite of ANSYS simulation tools. ANSYS and the GE Africa Innovation Centre recently launched an open innovation challenge that provides emerging African manufacturing companies the opportunity to access ANSYS' multiphysics simulation portfolio. "The companies participating in our innovation challenge have the power to create a better future for Africa," said Günter Halfar, Innovation Centre leader, GE Africa. Through the program, African startup companies use ANSYS software to design products that can be incorporated into the industries GE operates in Africa. "Leveraging ANSYS' industry-leading tools, the startups will bring their products to market faster and more cost effectively."