Unleash Potentials in Simulation

Increasing trust in system modelling and simulation is essential for enabling Digital Twin enriched system development, production, and operation. The ITEA3 UPSIM project aims for system simulation credibility via introducing a formal simulation quality management approach, encompassing collaboration and continuous integration for complex systems.


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Virtual Design and Testing of medical imaging catheters by means of creating interacting device/human Digital Twins. To decrease the time to …


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The pan-European ITEA3 Project UPSIM aims for Unleashing Potentials in Simulation by introducing quality management to modelling and simulation. Credible Digital Twins will be the game changer for accelerating innovation and reducing development costs in different industries. UPSIM will boost virtual system development and will introduce collaboration processes that will ensure data availability in distributed development environments. Broad automation via continuous testing and AI supported simulation is focused in the combination with blockchain-based traceability and quality measures, which finally leads to credible Digital Twins for various applications – from smart engineering, virtual commissioning to predictive maintenance in system operation.


Using NeuralODEs in Real Life Applications | JuliaCon 2023

Using NeuralODEs in Real Life Applications | JuliaCon 2023

NeuralODEs lead to amazing results in academic examples. But the expectations are often being disappointed as soon as one tries to adapt this concept for real engineering use cases. Bad convergence behavior, handling of discontinuities and/or instabilities are just some of the stumbling blocks that might pop up during the first steps.

General Assembly and Review Meeting

General Assembly and Review Meeting

After two years of almost virtual collaboration, the UPSIM partners were finally able to come together for the 5th General Assembly Meeting and 2nd Review Meeting in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Digital Twin

Digital Twin is one of the emerging technologies in discussion in almost all industrial sectors and directly refers to the physical asset and allows it to be simulated, controlled and improved. A recent market study outlines that less than 1 % of physical machines and components “are modelled such that the models capture and mimic behaviour” today! This fact directly indicates the missed exploitation potential of modelling and simulation.

UPSIM is aiming for Credible Digital Twins and will change this situation significantly with predictive capabilities, leading to an opening and the accessibility of multi-billion markets prospected like for virtual commissioning and predictive maintenance.


Modelling and Simulation is used in many industries for supporting classical system design, early-stage testing, or virtual commissioning. All these current applications of modelling and simulation have one thing in common – finally, expensive real testing is mandatory. Taking the related CAX costs (education, tool license fees, IT infrastructure, etc.) into account someone could reasonably ask for a positive and timely return of invest in modelling and simulation.

The essential value of modelling and simulation is seen twofold: by the support in early-stage decisions making and the replacement of a significant number of real tests. But as long as simulation possess unclear modelling and approximation gaps to the corresponding real-world system at hand, these potentials will not be accessible, and the current situation will not change.

Therefore, the UPSIM consortium identified credibility and trust in system modelling and simulation as the key enabler for return of invest, where compared to software development modelling and simulation quality is ensured by processes and evaluation models.