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The UK & Ireland's Leading Startup Program
Supporting your business at a critical stage
Solid Solutions provides free SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, world leading support and training to start-ups and entrepreneurs across the UK and Ireland. Since its inception, we have supported hundreds of companies to launch their products and scale up their businesses. We also have a fast going network of partner organisations, known as Hardware labs / studios / Incubators / Accelerators, who benefit from exclusive licencing and support.

Get your software today! Apply now and we can have you up and running in less than 24 hours.
ENTREPRENEURS & START-UPS
Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
The SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneur Program provides new start-up companies and individuals the CAD software, support and guidance to succeed.

Through our experience, we can ensure you are using the best CAD tools to design, test, simulate, and create your ideas. With our extensive support and training, we provide an unrivalled partnership to help accelerate your route to market.
ACCELERATORS & INCUBATORS
Accelerator & Incubators
We support many accelerators and incubators for early stage hardware startups across the UK. Our network of partner organisations benefit from our world leading support to provide the perfect ecosystem for start-up to scale-up success.

Resources include SOLIDWORKS software, training and mentoring to help with the success of the resident companies. Interested in joining the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program?
**For a quicker set up, add Solid Solutions when prompted for a SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller**
Some of the successful businesses from the Entrepreneur program
START-UP TO SCALE-UP
The path to becoming an established business
A successful launch of a new product is determined by many factors, the speed of product development to manufacture is a key element. SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs provides a suite of tools that give the user power to streamline everything from initial design, ECAD-MCAD collaboration, material selection, proof of concept, early sales and marketing assets as well as direct output of CAD-CAM and 3D Printing data.
SOLIDWORKS PRODUCTS
SOLIDWORKS CAD
  • SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium, Full Seat
  • SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation
  • SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation HVAC, Add-on
  • Electronic Cooking Module, Add-on
  • SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium
SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional, Add-on
Technical Communications
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection
  • SOLIDWORKS MBD
Manufacturing
  • SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional, Add-on
Services & Support
  • MySOLIDWORKS Professional, Add-on
Application Forms & Eligibility
3DEXPERIENCE Works for Start-Ups (& Scale-Ups)

To participate in our Entrepreneurial program you must:

  • Have less than £5 Million in funding and less than £5 Million in aggregate lifetime revenue
  • Your product must be a physical product that can be designed in CAD and will be manufactured
  • You must be in business for less than 5 years
  • You are not currently a SOLIDWORKS customer
Online Application Forms

If your are ready to apply, follow the links below to complete the online registration form. This will take you to the 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups Application page.

Apply with Solid Solutions

This is our recommended route. Simply fill out the form our call us on 01926333777. We can answer any questions you have and advise you on how best to apply, your chances of success and offer guidance throughout the whole process.

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