SIMUTENCE is a spin-off company from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. During their time at KIT, the founders have been working among others in the first phase of the International Research Training Group GRK 2078 “Integrated engineering of continuous-discontinuous long fiber reinforced polymer structures” (CoDiCoFRP).
CoDiCoFRP stands for Continuous-discontinuous long fiber reinforced polymer structures. These structures combine the design freedom of discontinuous- and the high stiffness and strength of continuous fiber-reinforced polymers. However, there is still a lack of proven concepts for the manufacturing, modeling, and dimensioning of CoDiCoFRP. This is why it is the main objective of the International Research Training Group (IRTG) to train postgraduate engineers for the development of innovative lightweight technologies and to develop robust integrated engineering strategies.
It was an honor coming back to our roots and holding a live seminar for the IRTG on our founding story. We hope we could provide some insights into what it requires to startup a company!