About ICON

The globally trusted partner for computational fluid dynamics engineering applications


For 30 years, ICON has been the globally trusted partner for computational fluid dynamics engineering applications. Our on-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services are better, faster, cheaper and easier than the big software conglomerates.

As a result, we offer OEMs, emerging disruptors and suppliers significant operational, commercial and competitive advantages – more accuracy, more speed, more flexibility, greater capacity and lower costs.

Our Vision: Expert business partner for simulation-driven product engineering

Our Mission: State-of-the-art decision-making assistance with unique CFD products and expert CFD services using public and private clouds

Our Culture: Collaborative, consultative and flexible experts in finding robust solutions to the latest bleeding-edge engineering problems

Our Experience and Expertise:

1992: Founded by researchers from Imperial College, London to become an expert partner to industry in the disruptive use of CFD simulation in place of physical testing e.g. IC-Engines for Automotive.

2004: Expert partner to industry for the disruptive use of Open Source CFD in place of expensive proprietary CFD software. [ref.].

Organiser of the first international Open Source CFD conference for Industry. [ref.]

2006: First robust adjoint optimisation CFD simulation process for large scale industrial use. [ref.,ref.]

2012: Disruptive introduction of Cloud based CFD Platform to aid in the democratisation of hi-fi simulation for all. [ref.]

2013: IDAJ and ICON, two of the world’s leading independent service providers and system integrators of CFD processes, announce an IDAJ investment to become the majority shareholder in ICON. The considerable synergies of the combined group (and its sales and support agents) enable global market access to over 150 multi-skilled engineering personnel with aim of providing the finest independent supported CFD processes available to industry.[Ref.]

What’s next?
Our roadmap includes the addition of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to our Platform to further speed-up simulation workflows and achieve optimal product designs in optimal time and cost in this era of electrification, automation and drive towards net-zero.


  • 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.

Global CFD experts and engineering partner to industry for over 30 years

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Trust ICON

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

What our customers say

Come and join the ICON team

Exciting Opportunities For Personal Growth And Development

  • Bored in your current role?
  • Little opportunity to influence anything or really make a difference?
  • Fed up with lack of praise or recognition?
  • Want more freedom and flexibility?
  • Prefer working in a friendly, collaborative team?
  • Ready for more responsibility?

As an ambitious, global leader in CFD software engineering, we are always open to conversations with talented people looking for change and personal/professional growth. Please get in touch to discuss roles in our Commercial, Operations or Business Support & Finance teams.

World leading clients that trusted ICON

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Quality - ISO 9001

ICON is committed to operational and performance quality since day one. This commitment to quality management systems, standards and guidelines has been certified and guaranteed to ISO 9001:2015 with regard to Design, Development, Sales, Distribution, Support, Training for Digital Engineering Software Technology Products and Related Engineering Services.

You can download the ICON ISO 9001:2015 certificate here.