Partners with Academia in the future of CFD

As pioneers for the disruptive use of Open Source CFD in industry, ICON should be the preferred choice for CFD projects and programmes in academia. In addition, we have over 30 years’ experience and expertise across a broad range of market sectors. Most importantly though, ICON products/applications deliver more accuracy, more speed, more flexibility, greater capacity and lower costs for customers, offering a viable alternative to the big software conglomerates.

In support of academia, we provide free of charge a range of videos, copies of Publications / Presentations and Downloads. We are also happy to support future engineers through, for example, the Formula Student (SAE) programme (Ref.). This provides students with the experience of ICON products and services before using them in industry workplaces.

ICON are always keen to explore collaborative university-based research projects focussed on state-of-the-art improvement. This can be stand-alone or in conjunction with an industry partner.

Our on-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive benefits for clients:


  • Data sovereignty - your data under your control.
  • Frictionless exchange; one integrated process for all users.
  • Robust operational quality as standard: ISO certified.


  • Unlimited parallel simulations.
  • Faster convergence to solution.
  • Reduced product development cycles.


  • Substantially less cost than big software conglomerates.
  • Unlimited HPC-cores, parallel runs and CFD users.
  • Huge cost savings in design, development, modification.


  • Simulations capability within just a few hours of training.
  • Fully automated workflows and templated applications.
  • Subscription model with pricing known up-front.

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On-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive advantages – fast, accurate, flexible, scalable and at substantially lower cost than the big software vendors and conglomerates.

  • Global presence; offices in the UK/Europe, Americas and Asia
  • 200+ people in broader group; 100+ of whom are CFD/CAE specialists
  • The pioneers of unlimited, open source CFD technology for industry
  • ICON engineers fully integrated into customers’ working environments
  • A globally trusted, expert engineering partner to industry for over 30 years

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