Confirmed Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Parametric Design is an authorized reseller of PTC and ANSYS and supports companies as a “Technology Advisor”. The four essential aspects which form the basis of its training itinerary for AEs (Application Engineers) are: technical ability, design skills, training to provide a deep understanding of product development processes, and a strong inclination for teamwork. Parametric Design resells a complete range of solutions integrated in CAD / CAM / CAE/ PLM / ERP / IoT / AR and Multiphysics Simulation environments.


Ansys develops and markets multiphysics engineering simulation software for product design, testing and operation. Ansys offers a comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires. Organizations around the world trust Ansys to deliver the best value for their engineering simulation software investment.


Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Exemplar works in Italy in the sector of innovative societies and in the field of virtual simulation. The partnership between Dassault Systèmes and Exemplar is based on certified support and sales for the SIMULIA product suite: Abaqus, Isight, fe safe, XFlow, 3DExperinece, CST Studio,etc. The Simulia Suite contains a wide variety of materials, procedures and load types to simulate the human body, medical and surgical equipment, and the manner in which the equipment is used. Abaqus, mainly, has been used to simulate implanted devices (stents, artificial heart valves, dental implants), orthopedics (artificial knees, hips), brain injury due to head impact damage, tissue modeling, mechanics of feet, and portable devices for blood monitoring, among other applications.


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. With over 31,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 sales and service companies, 30 production sites and 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.


Qualisys is a leading provider of motion capture technology and has a long history of supplying research, engineering, entertainment, and sports facilities with high-end camera systems and expertise in capturing and analyzing movements. Qualisys offers a wide range of products and services and has offices in Gothenburg, Chicago, and Shanghai. Qualisys is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, our clinical products are compliant with Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC and have FDA clearance (K171547).


Silver Sponsors


BETA CAE Systems transformed Simulation and Analysis world by introducing revolutionary automation software tools and practices into CAE for the Automotive Industry, almost 30 years ago. Committed to our mission to enable engineers to deliver results of high value, we continue to offer state-of-the-art, high-performance software and best-in-class services. Our Simulation Solutions liberate innovation of low risk and high Return-On-Investment.We first established our reputation in the Automotive sector and now we are proud for the deployment of our software also in the Aerospace, Defence, Biomechanics, Electronics, Energy and other Industries. Our solutions exceed the requirements in all the simulation disciplines, and allow for the development of the right product, for the right market, at the right time.


Biomomentum manufactures and commercializes the Mach-1™ multiple-axes mechanical tester. This all-in-one device is designed for compression, tension, shear, friction, torsion and indentation mapping of tissues and biomaterials. Unlike other micro/nanoindenters, the Mach-1 is the only tester that can automatically map in 3D the shape and mechanical properties of curved samples. The Mach-1™ is now used in many university labs and is deemed an excellent educational tool for students. Biomomentum also provides GLP-compliant testing services.


Materialise Medical, which has pioneered many of the leading medical applications of 3D printing, enables researchers, engineers and clinicians to revolutionize innovative patient-specific treatment that helps improve and save lives. Materialise Medical’s open and flexible platform of software and services, Materialise Mimics, forms the foundation of certified Medical 3D printing, in clinical as well as research environments, offering virtual planning software tools, 3D-printed anatomical models, and patient-specific surgical guides and implants. For additional information, please visit:  medical.materialise.com


Are you interested in mechanical properties: Young’s Modulus, Storage and Loss Moduli or Stress-Relaxation and Creep measurements? Optics11 Life introduces innovative mechanical analysis instruments for the life sciences field. At ESB 2020, we present our new Pavone instrument, designed to enable a quantitative, semi-automated high throughput analysis of the mechanical properties of any soft and/or living material, such as cells, (engineered) tissues or particles. The Pavone integrates high-throughput mechanical analysis with automated microscopy, while providing full incubation capabilities and up to 96-well plate compatibility. An easy-to-use the touchscreen-based interface allows you to set up large automated experiments, reducing time spent at the instrument and maximizing throughput. If you would like to explore our indentation instruments, please visit us at the ESB 2020 conference or contact Pierre Duval (pierre.duval@optics11.com). Feel free to bring your sample and try out our instruments yourself!


XSENSOR is the industry leader in Intelligent Dynamic Sensing. For over 20 years, XSENSOR has set the standard for accurate sensors and image quality in software to visualize and analyze pressure data. In Foot & Gait Measurement, we provide accurate gait data and durable sensors. For foot/gait researchers and clinicians, XSENSOR’s X4 Foot & Gait Measurement System is a new generation of insole sensor and software that is easy to use.


CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is a global leader in neurovascular care. Our commitment to changing the trajectory of stroke is inspired by our long heritage and dedication to helping physicians protect people from a lifetime of hardship. CERENOVUS offers a broad portfolio of devices used in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. For more information, visit www.cerenovus.com.


Other Sponsors


Over the last four decades, PI (Physik Instrumente) has developed into the leading manufacturer of nanopositioning technology. The key element and motivation of the entrepreneurial behavior have always remained the same: Finding the best possible solution for the customer.PI is well known for the quality of its products and has been one of the leading players in the global market for precision positioning technology for many years. One of the most important building blocks for this is the team spirit within the international PI family, which is based on mutual understanding and support that goes beyond international borders and functional restrictions. PI is a privately owned company with healthy growth, more than 1000 employees worldwide and a flexible, vertically integrated organization, which enables PI to fulfill almost any request in the field of innovative precision positioning technology. The foremost priority for PI is to be a reliable and highly qualified partner for the customer. PI has the capability to manufacture and qualify products under cleanroom conditions, which is extended and improved continually according to market needs. The product range from a two-ton hexapod to a ten-gram nanopositioner requires that PI can both manufacture and qualify these systems. For this reason, PI operates a heavy duty hall at its location in Karlsruhe for the assembly and measurement of masses up to five tons.


PACIFIC RESEARCH – SAWBONES WORLDWIDE offers a complete range of biomechanical composite analogue bones and blocks for mechanical testing. Designed to simulate the physical properties of human bone; these materials offer a more reliable test bed for biomechanical studies than cadaveric specimens.


Springer is a leading scholarly publisher in the areas of natural sciences, engineering, physics, mathematics, medicine and social sciences. It publishes 3000 journals and 12,000 books annually, and has 13,000 employees in over 50 countries worldwide. In the fields of biotechnology, biomechanics and medical engineering it publishes several books and journals, such as the journal “Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology