Sponsor 2015

  • EnginSoft

    EnginSoft was founded in Italy in 1984 at the forefront of the emerging field of Simulation Based Engineering & Science (SBES). Today the Company retains an international lead in the sector with bases in Italy, France, Germany, UK, Sweden, Turkey and the U.S.A. EnginSoft’s biggest asset is its matrix of highly specialist engineers who possess extensive and multidisciplinary expertise in leading edge engineering simulation technologies. A holistic approach to consultancy provides global support for clients in close integration with key partnership companies located in Greece, Turkey, Israel, Portugal, U.S.A., Brasil, Spain and Japan. Throughout its long and successful history EnginSoft has remained at the forefront of technological innovation with a track record as a ‘sector catalyst’ for changing the way that SBES and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technologies are applied across several industrial sectors. These include: Automotive, Aerospace, Biomechanics, Defence, Energy, Consumer Goods, Civil Engineering and Oil & Gas.. In particular EnginSoft has extensive experience in the disciplines of mechanical and structural engineering, fluid dynamics, high- and low-frequency electromagnetism, and proven skills in the analysis of multi-physics phenomena.


    BETA CAE Systems S.A, is an engineering software company committed to the development of best-in-class pre- and post-processing solutions for multidisciplinary CAE applications.

    The BETA CAE Systems flagship product suite comprised of ANSA pre-processor and μETA post-processor, holds a worldwide leading position in the CAE software field. This product suite sets the standard in CAE pre- and post-processing in many sectors, including automotive, railway, aerospace, motor sports, chemical processes, energy, electronics, heavy machinery, power tools, and biomedical.

  • HP

    HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society.

    The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world.

  • nvidia

    NVIDIA awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999.

    Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations.

    NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible.

    The Company holds more than 1,800 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing.

  • Lenovo

    Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology.

    Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.

    Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@lenovoitalia) or visit us at www.lenovo.com

  • E4

    Founded in 2002, E4 Computer Engineering specializes in the production and architectural integration of IT systems for professional use, such as Workstation, Server and Storage, with the aim to design and create complete and customized solutions for a number of environments ranging from High Performance Computing to Enterprise, up to the design and implementation of Turn-key Data Center.


    ESTECO is a pioneer in numerical optimization solutions, specialized in the research and development of engineering software for all stages of the simulation-driven design process.
    Perfecting engineering and reducing complexity in the design process is our vision.
    Our aim is to decrease the tedium in the engineering analysis and increase creativity by developing and maintaining cutting-edge software that allows for integration, optimization and advanced data analysis. ESTECO's technology, used worldwide, inspires decision making, increases efficiency in design simulation tools, and accelerates product innovation.


    ANSYS is leading the evolution of CAE tools and technologies, delivering customer value by enabling companies to improve product development and processes.

    ANSYS is committed to developing simulation solutions from mechanical to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) that illustrate realistic and accurate modeling and simulation of components, subsystems, and systems.

  • IBM

    A major player in the Information Technology industry, IBM has marked the 100-year anniversary of its founding in 2011. During its long history, the company has led progress in all areas of technology, from microprocessors to supercomputers, from server to software and services. The company mission is to create business value for clients and solve business problems through integrated solutions that leverage information technology and deep knowledge of business processes. IBM’s core differentiators are deep industry expertise, understanding of clients’ businesses, sustained investment in research and development, global reach. Also, the company leverages on a highly engaged, global workforce with deep technical and business skills, teamed with a strong ecosystem of partners. IBM has a significant global presence, with around 400,000 employees, doing business in nearly 170 countries. By combining global expertise with local experience, IBM’s geographic structure enables dedicated management focus for local clients, speed in addressing new market opportunities and timely investments in emerging opportunities.

  • AVL

    AVL is the world's largest privately owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as instrumentation and test systems. AVL is acting in the following scopes of business: Development of Powertrain Systems: AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry. Simulation: In addition AVL develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the development work. Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems: The products of this business area comprise all the instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.


  • Eurotech

    Eurotech (ETH.MI) is a global company based in Italy, with subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia. The Eurotech HPC division has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing HPC systems and delivering HPC solutions. The Eurotech supercomputer line, Aurora, is a range of advanced, hot water cooled, ultra dense, green HPC systems, deployable anywhere, from the office to large data centers and, with the Eurotech Dynatem range of products, to the field. The Aurora HPC systems are among the most energy efficient in the world, allowing free cooling in any climate zone. Eurotech HPC solutions bring drastic runtime acceleration to CAE applications, leveraging a combination of system, software and HPC on-demand delivered by the partner C3.

  • IIS

    The Italian Institute of Welding Group is constituted by the Italian Institute of Welding -a non profit Association- and three limited companies: IIS CERT, IIS PROGRESS and IIS SERVICE solely owned by the Italian Institute of Welding. The IIS Group is characterized by a multidisciplinary and versatile structure, consisting of operating divisions specialized in different areas of expertise, offering comprehensive services in many industries, such as oil & gas, civil and industrial infrastructures, power generation, transportation, chemical, electromechanical and manufacturing, in Italy and abroad. The IIS Group currently employs about 230 people. The Italian Institute of Welding operates for its institutional purposes of dissemination of knowledge in the field of welding and incorporates staff functions for the entire Group.


    Magna Powertrain Engineering Center Steyr is Magna's center of excellence for world class automotive engineering services. The company employs 770 people providing a range of services globally to car and commercial vehicle OEM’s.

    Magna Powertrain’s software products include FEMFAT, KULI, FEMFAT LAB and MAMBA. These software solutions support engineers to design and develop vehicles and engines that are lightweight, environmentally friendly while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Magna is a world leader in the automotive industry and a full service supplier providing unique software. Together with a global engineering network and support for customers Magna ensures a successful transition from concept through production.

  • Recurdyne

    Our Headquarter named FunctionBay Inc., was founded in the year 2000 in Seoul, which is in the south of Korea. The founder´s are Professor Bae and Professor Choi. It took them 10 years to develop the unique technology, on which RecurDyn is based – the so-called fully Recursive Dynamics. Their business idea was to unite MultiBody Dynamic Simulation, Finite Elements and Controls in one unique solver and surface (GUI) to differ from existing MultiBody Dynamic Software or Finite Elements Method tools. With success! This technology is called FEMBS - created out of the words Finite Elemente Method and MultiBody Dynamics Simulation. FunctionBay succeeded in the field of mechanical analysis as a very well known Asia based CAE company with it´s headquarter in Seoul.

  • QFP

    QFP was established in 2002 as one of the first distributors in Italy of contactless measurement systems, representing market leader companies in those technologies.
    Thanks to this, QFP offers today the most advanced technical solutions available on the market and provides the first line support for those products in Italy.
    QFP noted soon, that even the contract services activities was important for this new market. 
    Today QFP has in house the largest range of 3D contactless measurement systems in Italy, to guarantee the highest quality measurements in small and large object and to allow Italian companies to grow using those technologies and be more competitive in the global market.
    The product and service portfolio of QFP contains 3D digitizing, inspection of parts and tools, reverse engineering, reverse modelling, automatic inspection systems, design and stress analysis of aircraft structures and mechanisms, tool design and 3D contactless digitizing systems.
    In the last years QFP has developed high competences in the design and installation of robotized 3D measuring systems based on optical/laser 3D measuring systems and is now one of the few companies in the world able to provide this kind of installations.

  • dta

    DTA s.c.a r.l. is a non-profit making consortium society joined by the main enterprises in the aerospace field, the universities, as well as the public and private research centres of Apulia. The society, which is recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR, the Italian acronym) as technological district, operates both in the national and international context to increase the competitiveness of the regional productive system. The support to the growth and the birth of industrial undertakings, research and development activities (R&D) for key enabling technologies, human resources qualification aimed to stable employment represent the basis of the initiatives of DTA. Consistently with the priorities of the regional, national and community programmes, the district contributes to increase the value of the aerospace productive vocations and specializations of the territory and, at the same time, to boost the scientific competences of the universities and the research centres of Apulia. Apulia is one of the most dynamic Italian regions as for the development policies in the aerospace field. The funds provided for according to the EU cohesion and convergence policies have considerably contributed to the strengthening of the presence of the large enterprises on the territory, to the birth of new ones, the reinforcement of the productive, technical and scientific competences, to the achievement of the recognisability of the Apulian aerospace industry in the international contest.


    MAGMA is a world-wide leading developer and supplier of software for casting process simulation.

    Today, MAGMASOFT ® is used throughout the metal casting industry, especially for the optimization of cast components in automotive and heavy industry applications Worldwide, MAGMA employs 180 people in development, support, sales & marketing, and administration, of which 90 are in Aachen.

    40 software developers, and more foundry engineers than in most foundries, build one of the industry's most powerful "casting competence centers"

  • GOM mbH

    GOM mbH - Gesellschaft für Optische Messtechnik - was founded in 1990 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Braunschweig. GOM develops and distributes optical measuring systems with its main focus on applications like 3D digitizing, 3D coordinate measurements, deformation measurements and quality control. GOM systems are used for product development and for quality assurance, material and component testing. All over the world GOM systems are used in the automotive industry, aerospace industry and consumer goods industry as well as by their suppliers. This also includes numerous research centers and universities.

  • NICE

    NICE delivers Technical Cloud Products and Solutions, to worldwide customers, boosting productivity, saving money on IT and enabling faster design cycles and collaboration. NICE helps centralizing, optimizing and consolidating HPC and visualization resources while empowering distributed and mobile Engineering workforces to run batch and interactive applications anywhere, with any client. NICE also allows engineering teams around the world to collaborate by sharing application sessions over standard networks. NICE EnginFrame is an advanced, commercially supported grid portal that provides access to grid-enabled infrastructures, HPC clusters, data, licenses, and interactive applications. It can be accessed by any authorized user with a standard web browser. NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), NICE’s remote 3D “virtual workstation” offering, is an advanced remote 3D access technology that allows technical end users to access robust 3D modeling tools through a web-based portal

  • Prometech Software

    Prometech Software was founded by experienced professionals and researchers at the University of Tokyo in 2004. With the company's unique technology based on the Moving Particle Simulation(MPS) and Multi-GPU acceleration, Prometech provides simulaton software, Particleworks, and solutions to support Engineering industries including automobile, chemical, rubber, steel, process manufacturing. Particleworks is a CFD software based on an advanced numerical method known as the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) method. The mesh-⁠free nature of MPS allows for robust simulation of free-⁠surface flows at high resolutions, saving the need to generate meshes for the fluid domain. Since its first release in 2009, Particleworks has been introduced to a wide range of industries.

  • CST

    CST develops and markets high performance EM field simulation software. Its products allow you to characterize, design and optimize electromagnetic devices before going into the lab or measurement chamber. This can help save substantial costs especially for new or cutting edge products, reduce design risk, and improve overall performance and profitability.

  • Markus Blatt

    I am an applied mathematician specialized in scientific computing on supercomputers and the design and implementation of efficient software for technical simulations. I have been developing numerical software since 2003. At that time I developed a parallel multigrid algorithm for the fast solution of linear systems that scaled well up to 512 processors. Since 2004 I am one of the core developers of the simulation toolbox DUNE. I am mainly responsible for the parallel linear algebra. In spring 2011 I was invited to the "Jülich BlueGene/P Extreme Scaling Workshop" and could prove the extraordinary scalability of the software on all the 295,000 cores of IBM's Blue Gene/P.

  • Granta Design

    Granta Design is the world leader in materials information technology.

    Granta solutions improve quality, innovation, and efficiency, while reducing risk and cost in industries including aerospace, energy, automotive, industrial and consumer equipment, medical devices, materials production, electronics, and oil and gas.

  • m3e

    M3E is the acronym of "Mathematical Methods and Models for Engineering". The company is a spin-off of the University of Padova with the development and the application of advanced mathematical models and software for the optimal solution of several problems usually encountered in civil, environmental and industrial engineering as core business. In particular, M3E aims at developing numerical software for the discretization of partial differential equations, linear algebra, optimization and data analysis for several engineering applications. Along with the software, M3E offers consulting services in the field of structural analysis,surface and underground environmental processes, management of water resources, transport and diffusion of contaminants in fresh water aquifers, exploitation of oil and gas reservoir, subsidence and its possible mitigation.

  • sigmetrix

    Sigmetrix designs, develops, markets and globally supports tolerance analysis solutions used to unite the "ideal" world of product design with the "real" world of manufacturing and assembly. With over 20 years of research and development, Sigmetrix is focused on eliminating the error between predictive tolerance models and measured physical results in the factory. Through intuitive modeling technologies, engineers construct very precise tolerance variation models directly from the CAD geometry. Sigmetrix' advanced analytical solutions and specialized services allow companies in virtually all industries to gain profound insight into the behavior of their products. This insight allows customers to objectively balance competing requirements and achieve exceptional return on their investment.

  • VRD

    Vanderplaats Research & Development, Inc., (VR&D) was founded by Dr. Garret N. Vanderplaats in 1984 for the advancement of numerical optimization in industry. VR&D develops and markets a number of CAE and optimization packages. Popular CAE packages include the GENESIS structural optimization software and the GTAM ACT Extension. GENESIS supports shape, sizing, topology, topometry, topography and freeform optimization. GTAM (GENESIS Topology for ANSYS Mechanical) allows ANSYS users to automatically generate optimal topology designs within the ANSYS environment. Popular MDO packages include DOT, BIGDOT and VisualDOC. VR&D offers unparalleled client support with decades of experience solving complex design optimization tasks.

  • Openeering

    Openeering - short for Open Source Engineering - is the EnginSoft unit dedicated to delivering consulting services with open source software for engineering and applied mathemathics. Openeering is the European official partner of Scilab Enterprises, the publisher and professional services provider of Scilab. Scilab is the free and open source reference for numerical computation providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications. Scilab provides a cost effective and efficient way to address problems such as process automation, systems modelling, data mining and visualization, optimization and robust design, etc. Openeering mission is to foster the diffusion of the Scilab software within industry delivering tailored software solutions, technical support, consultancy and training.

  • SCS

    Simulation and virtual prototyping play an increasingly important role in engineering and design processes in the manufacturing industry. More often, to reproduce the complexity of a system, engineering software is avid of computational resources. For this reason, CINECA decided on 2003 to establish a new company, SCS Super Computing Solutions, whose mission is to facilitate the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructures and allow the access to advanced applications of numerical simulation in an industrial context: an absolutely necessary tool for modern R&D activity. SCS aims at facilitating and strengthening R&D processes in the manufacturing industry by making providing its customers an integrated package of HPC services.

  • HSH

    HSH operates as a manufacturer and distributor of scientific software as part of the CAE (Computer Aided Engineering), CAD (Computer Aided Design) software for scientific and technical engineering (with the brands HSH CAD SYSTEM EASY-and-COSPACK HSH Construction oriented Software Package) with particular emphasis on structural analysis with the software Straus7.

  • Systematic Paris Region

    A World Class ICT Cluster open for collaboration At the heart of the digital revolution, the goal of Systematic is to develop the regional economy, boost the competitiveness of local companies and support employment growth by leveraging innovation, training and partnership opportunities. - The Systematic Cluster has developed 379 R&D projects, an investment of € 1,97 Billion including € 703 M funded by the French Government, its agencies (National Research Agency and OSEO) and from the Paris‐Region local governments. - Cooperation between SMEs, Large Companies, Research Centres and higher educational establishments - Systematic, an association supported by local authorities, economic development agencies, the French Government and its partners.

  • LS Dyna Italian Group

    LS Dyna Italian Group.

    A group of expert engineers coming from industry, dedicated to explicit dynamic simulation

  • Componeering

    Componeering specializes in structural analysis and design of composite structures.

    Componeering has gained its competence and recognition from the development of ESAComp software as a European Space Agency (ESA) initiated and supported project.

    Componeering works on three major business areas: Composites analysis and design software ESAComp, Customized CAE solutions for composites and Customized CAE solutions for composites.


    NAFEMS is the International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community. We are a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1983. Our principal aims are to: Improve the professional status of all persons engaged in the use of engineering simulation; Establish best practice in engineering simulation; Provide a focal point for the dissemination and exchange of information and knowledge relating to engineering simulation; Promote collaboration and communication; Act as an advocate for the deployment of simulation; Continuously improve the education and training in the use of simulation techniques; Be recognised as a valued independent authority that operates with neutrality and integrity
    We focus on the practical application of numerical engineering simulation techniques such the Finite Element Method for Structural Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Multibody Simulation. In addition to end users from all industry sectors, our stakeholders include technology providers, researchers and academics.