The SAMTECH Group to sign a cooperation agreement with ITMO the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Liège, Belgium, March 2011. OPEN ENGINEERING, the Multiphysics branch of the SAMTECH Group, a leading European provider of simulation software and services, signed a cooperation agreement with the famous Russian University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO). This agreement strengthens the SAMTECH Group position on the Russian market as global CAE software supplier.

OPEN ENGINEERING demonstrates its competitiveness in the foreign markets and more precisely in Russia, promoting its software products and engineering services notably in microelectronics, MEMS and optical sectors.

ITMO recognizes OPEN ENGINEERING, active in development of Multiphysics software (also known as ‘numerical simulation programs’) as a strategic partner to support research program lead for innovative Russian industries and SME’s. Open Engineering software solutions will help ITMO’s customers to create their products on computers, to test them virtually and to improve and optimize them even before producing the first prototype.

"This agreement rewards our policy of international expansion and confirms our economic good health.” explains Olivier Gramaccia, SAMTECH Sales & Marketing Director. “The SAMTECH Group is in fact recognized as a very attractive partner by its Russian customers, not only for the reliability and the technological advance of our software but also for our ability to be attentive to our customers’ needs".

"We are honoured to be identified as a leading innovative company and to spread the Belgian know-how and value in Russia.” says Pascal De Vincenzo, OPEN ENGINEERING’s General Manager. "This agreement motivates us to continue our development on the Russian market.”


SAMTECH is a European leading provider of Computer Aided Engineering software. Founded in 1986, SAMTECH develops and markets the general-purpose Finite Element Analysis code SAMCEF, the Multi-Disciplinary Optimization platform BOSS Quattro and the Open CAE Integration Framework CAESAM. These core engineering software tools answer to a wide range of industrial needs from the preliminary phases of design to the most advanced verification analyses. The software technology of SAMTECH has an unsurpassed reputation for its quality and reliability. It has been adopted by many major companies across all engineering disciplines as an integral part of their design process. SAMTECH Group has direct offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, China, Japan and US for technical support, sales and services, plus a network of technically advanced distributors in other markets. SAMTECH software tools are interoperable with major CAD systems available on the market. SAMTECH is certified to ISO9001:2000 quality standards. Visit for details on SAMTECH Products/Services.


OPEN ENGINEERING is a breakthrough supplier of Multiphysics software for the CAE market and their solutions are optimized for complex industrial 3D design work. OPEN ENGINEERING develops and sells software solutions based on its technological platform, OOFELIE, which is designed around a Multiphysic database and for couplings. Its clients are active in domains where the interaction between the physical phenomena is vital, such as in micro and nanoscale sensors & actuators and in Fluid Structure Interactions. The company was set up in 2001 as a subsidiary of the SAMTECH Group and a spin-off company from the University of Liège (ULg). Visit for details on OPEN ENGINEERING products and services.

About ITMO

The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (University ITMO) is one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia providing training in advanced science and technology. The main mission of the University is to enable its graduates to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The history of the University spans over 100 years. Throughout its history the University has been continuously contributing to the development of professional education in the country. Visit for details on ITMO University.

For further information about the SAMTECH Group and ITMO University please contact:

SAMTECH Headquarters

LIEGE Science Park

Rue des Chasseurs-Ardennais 8

4031 Angleur – BELGIUM

Tel: + 32-4-361.69.69

Fax: + 32-4-361.69.80

Email: Email Contact


St Peterburg State University of Information Technology, Mechanics & Optics

Kronverkskiy pr., 49

St Petersburg, 199034

Russian Federation

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