Altair on the last day of July announced immediate availability of its “simulation-driven innovation” software to qualified startup companies through its newly formed Altair Startup Program. “Tailored specifically to the unique needs of the startup community,” the company says, “the global program offers preferential pricing for its simulation-driven design, computer-aided engineering, cloud computing and Internet of Things software solutions.
The program also provides no-cost expert consulting to quickly ramp up startup organizations with the industry’s leading multiphysics optimization platform, Altair HyperWorks, used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.” For Altair IoT background, see our Altair acquires Carriots IoT platform in bid for IoT leadership in PLM, published in this blog last year.
“The startup community has always been at the forefront of innovation in new and high-growth markets of shared interest,” said Altair Corporate Marketing SVP Michael J. Kidder. “This program provides a powerful vehicle for Altair to connect more directly with hardware startups to help mitigate product performance and financial risks early, realize a successful exit, and cost-effectively scale for growth with Altair’s open-architecture simulation solutions.”
The program includes full-featured access to all Altair software titles, more than 150 Altair Partner Alliance software applications, instructor-led/online/self-paced training courses, expert consulting support and numerous co-marketing opportunities to build startup brand awareness.
“My business could not exist were it not for Altair, and our working relationship has been absolutely fantastic,” says Adam Wais, owner and startup cosfounder of Rolo Bikes. “We chose HyperWorks because it offers us the most powerful tools for our optimization and development tasks all within one suite. I’m not sure we’d have been able to take what we had to market without Altair.”
The Altair Startup Program is also available to, and can be customized for, business incubators and accelerators who are interested in expanding the resources available to support startup portfolios. Altair notes that SMB companies falling outside the Altair Startup Program qualification criteria may still apply for incentivized offers to get started with Altair solutions.
Altair says its technology “transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product lifecycles. Our broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for our customers.” With more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 71 offices throughout 24 countries. Altair serves more than 5,000 customers across broad industry segments.
The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) gives customers access to a broad spectrum of complementary software products using their existing HyperWorks Units (HWUs) at no additional cost. They can download and use partner applications on-demand, just as with HyperWorks products. This constantly growing portfolio is intended to extend users’ analysis capabilities to help create better products faster.