SimScale Opens 3D Engineering Simulation Platform for Free to Students Worldwide

Simulation Experience via the Web Opens New Opportunities for Engineering Education; Hannover Medical School Joins Forces with SimScale as First Academic Partner Institution; Will Create the First Biomedical Engineering and Science Simulation Course
MUNICH - Dec. 19, 2014 - PRLog -- SimScale has announced the SimScale Academic Program (, which provides free academic resources to students, professors, and researchers to learn, teach and use engineering simulation and related technologies.

Starting today, students worldwide will have open and free access to the web-based SimScale engineering simulation platform. Students can register for free ( and have complete access to the simulation platform from anywhere from any device. The SimScale Academic Program also includes exclusive benefits such as contests, training, as well as the ability to publish works, rankings, incentives, recognition and rewards.

The first student contest ( – open for submissions starting today until January 31, 2015 – is to create an impressive visualization screenshot, based on the SimScale tutorials, online part libraries or a student’s own project.  Students will get first-hand insights into simulation technology, and in addition, the ten most impressive screenshot images can win attractive prizes. Details of the contest are available at

“At SimScale, we believe that simulation should be a standard tool for technical product development, not reserved just for simulation experts, but for a wide range of different industries and applications. Webelieve that the SimScale Academic Program will help to make students become more familiar with simulation right from the beginning of their studies by simplifying the way how simulation is taught and learned at educational institutions around the globe,” said David Heiny, co-founder and managing director of SimScale. “Students now can access our powerful engineering simulation platform, for free, anytime, anywhere simply via a web-browser.”

The SimScale Academic Program focuses not only on traditional engineering, but on additional disciplines where simulation could help to improve quality and productivity, such as biomedical and regenerative engineering. On this basis, the Hannover Medical School (, one of the world’s leading university medical centers, is joining forces with SimScale as the first academic partner institution. As part of this cooperation, the first biomedical engineering and science simulation course will be created in Spring 2015, which will be open to medical students, biomedical engineers and scientists.

The use of computational simulation methods in the medical field allows for more tailored and patient-specific treatments for a wide range of diseases and medical conditions. As an example, with the help of computational simulations, it will be possible to design customized heart valves and identify complications based on a CT scan of a patient’s heart.

“We are very excited to be in full collaboration with SimScale and have the SimScale simulation platform fully available to our undergraduate, postgraduate and research students,” said Dr. Sotiris Korossis, director of biomedical engineering in the Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Vascular Surgery at Hannover Medical School. “Having simulation tools available anytime, remotely, will open up the world of exciting technology to the next generation of physicians and biomedical professionals.”

“After I heard something about strucutural simulation in a lecture I wanted to learn how to work with this technology. The versatile tutorials are combining theory and practice perfectly.” said Niklas Siwczak, student at the University of Hannover.

Computer Aided Engineering

Simulation technology (Computer Aided Engineering / CAE) enables engineers to test technical products in a virtual environment without the costly and time-consuming manufacturing of prototypes. Thus a product development process can be made faster, more cost-efficient and yield better final results. Despite the various advantages, simulation still is not a standard development tool in mechanical engineering. The main reasons for this are the huge investment costs for high-performance computing hardware, software licenses and training that come along with the traditional deployment of simulation capacity. The SimScale platform is groundbreaking in the way simulation can be performed: cost-efficient, scalable and intuitive.

Since the SimScale platform is completely web-based, an internet connection and a modern web-browser are all that is needed to run sophisticated 3D simulations, no matter if dealing with structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics or acoustics analyses. With modern 3D rendering technology, interactive collaboration functionality and the connection to vast computing resources, SimScale gives its customers access to a powerful simulation environment – easier than ever before.

About SimScale

Started as a spin-out of the Technical University of Munich, SimScale GmbH develops a novel web-based platform that simplifies the access to numerical simulation drastically. The five founders – mechanical engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians – are driven by the idea to create a platform that renews the way Computer Aided Engineering is done, in order to make it available to a broader range of users. SimScale encapsulates a broad range of simulation tools from Fluid Mechanics, Structural Mechanics and Thermodynamics in one user interface which can be tested free of charge on

After the development of the prototype, the first investment in SimScale was made by HTGF, BayernKapital and a Business Angel consortium at the beginning of 2013, and just recently, a new round of financing was announced, led by Earlybird, a leading global venture capital firm, also including all the original investors. The SimScale platform was officially launched in the second half of 2013 and has attracted more than 6,000 engineers and designers from around the globe as users since then.



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