Siemens PLM donates €65m software grant to Trinity’s School of Engineering

21 Jan 2016

The software will allow user testing beyond hardware engineering prototypes or paper prototypes

Trinity’s School of Engineering has received a software grant from Siemens PLM Software with a commercial value of more than €65m.

The in-kind grant will give students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding, high-tech electronics and many more.

This will include Jack digital manufacturing software from the Siemens Tecnomatix portfolio.

This will enable students of all engineering strands, including bioengineering, to test their engineering design solutions against a vast range of virtual users and their abilities.

Real-world expertise for Trinity engineering students

“By using the same technology in the classroom that is used by companies all over the world to develop a wide variety of products, our students gain important real-world experience during their studies that will serve them well after graduation,” explained Professor Ciaran Simms, assistant professor in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, and director of undergraduate teaching and learning, in Trinity’s School of Engineering.

The software will allow user testing beyond hardware engineering prototypes or paper prototypes, allowing user testing to take place much earlier in the design process.

“This grant from Siemens PLM Software enables Trinity’s School of Engineering to teach their students on the same world-class PLM software for digital product design, simulation, analysis, manufacturing and product data management that is used by leading manufacturers around the world,” Dora Smith, global director, academic partner programme at Siemens PLM Software, said.

“As a result, their graduates will be highly qualified for careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.”

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years