Lab Dedicated to Solving Key Challenges Facing the Aerospace Industry
Omaha, Nebraska: MultiMechanics, a developer of modeling and simulation software for advanced materials, was featured this week in the Airbus Open Innovation Lab, a special exhibition area at Viva Technology in Paris dedicated to solving key problems facing the aerospace industry. Startups were selected by Airbus to participate in this Lab based on their proposals to solve industry challenges, and those selected worked on those challenges with Airbus leaders for three days during VivaTech.
This year, the Airbus Lab focused on “Designing the Future of Aerospace.” MultiMechanics was among the five startups in Materials and Smart Energy selected by Airbus to pitch its solution to accelerate the adoption of composites in aerospace. Leandro Castro, CEO of MultiMechanics, participated in the collaboration space and the pitch, explaining how to use the company’s simulation software to accelerate innovation and the product development lifecycle of advanced materials.
“We are honored to have been selected by Airbus to participate in the Open Innovation Lab,” stated Castro. “It is exciting to work with an industry leader to accelerate the adoption of composites and shape the future of aerospace.”
Viva Technology took place in Paris from May 24-26. In addition to an impressive lineup of speakers, including French President Emmanuel Macron, CEOs from Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, and Uber, VivaTech hosted over 20 Innovation Labs, each dedicated to collaboration between sector leaders and today’s brightest startups. Innovation Labs foster collaboration, open innovation, and meetings between a leading company in its industry and innovative startups.
MultiMechanics develops multiscale material modeling and simulation software that virtually predicts failure in advanced materials at an unprecedented level of speed and accuracy. In 2017, MultiMechanics raised its seed funding round of $1.9 million from a co-investment led by Solvay Ventures. MultiMechanics was founded in 2010 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.