Industrial artificial intelligence for the Frontier Program

By Mohsen Rezayat and Audrey Villarreal

As technology continues to move globally towards Industry 4.0, the need for digitalization is at an all-time high. With demand for great innovation to meet this need, it is abundantly clear that startups are trailblazing the path toward a more digital, innovative, and sustainable future.

Frontier Partner Program supports early-stage startups

Although it is easy to see startups as the industry leaders of tomorrow, that does not mean their journey is without its set of unique challenges. To better support startups, Siemens launched the Frontier Partner Program. This program allows us to partner with and support early-stage software and hardware startups looking to build their groundbreaking solutions on top of our advanced software and transform the product design and manufacturing landscape. With our superior technologies and partnership programs like Frontier, we will be jointly helping customers transform the industries that form the backbone of future economies.

Additive MFG Frontier Partner Program
Additive ManufacturingTheme, Frontier Partner Program

Frontier startup program focuses on themes

Specifically focusing on high-potential and high-growth technology sectors, Siemens has created several “themes” for close-knit, mutually beneficial partnerships with many cutting-edge startups around the globe. These themes include Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR). They allow startups that fall into these spaces to take advantage of Siemens’s tools and resources. In addition, participants receive a year of free software licenses to many of our advanced Xcelerator solutions, e.g., NX, Solid Edge, Process Simulate, Plant Simulation, etc., to help develop and integrate their solutions. In addition, startups also receive free online training and support they need to be successful in their journey, along with co-marketing opportunities and the ability to join our vast ecosystem.

ARVR Frontier Partner Program
AR/VR Theme, Frontier Partner Program

Frontier introduces Industrial AI theme for startups

With technology continuing to evolve and the need for digitalization constantly expanding, we are excited to announce the newest theme to Frontier: Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI has enormous potential to optimize the entire manufacturing value chain. Artificial Intelligence enables the trustworthy processing and analysis of large and complex datasets during the whole lifecycle – for better products, more efficient software, and optimized production.

For any early-stage startup ready to build upon industry-proven software solutions focusing on Industrial AI, Additive Manufacturing, AR/VR, or Advanced Robotics,  the Frontier Program may be a good fit for you. Learn more about Frontier

Advanced Robotics Theme, Frontier Partner Program
Advanced Robotics Theme, Frontier Partner Program

About Frontier

Frontier is a part of our Xcelerator for Startups program. That offers a wide range of tools and resources to help companies take the next step from digitalization to realization. For product designers, software developers, or anyone looking to collaborate on the next big technology, we are here to help your business grow every step of the way. Learn more about the Xcelerator for Startups program.

About the Authors

Dr. Mohsen Rezayat is the Chief Solutions Architect at Siemens Digital Industries Software and an Adjunct Full Professor at the University of Cincinnati. With over 36 years of industrial experience at Siemens, Dr. Rezayet has extensively investigated the modeling of advanced manufacturing processes, virtual and augmented reality industrial solutions, enterprise application integration, Semantic technologies, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, and Quantum Computing.

Audrey Villarreal is part of the Siemens Xcelerator for Startups team. Audrey is passionate about supporting startups in their next-generation digital transformation journey by providing cutting-edge software solutions.  

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