- The campus in Padriciano, Trieste (Italy)
In the late Nineties three Italian Engineers, Carlo Poloni, Luka Onesti and Enrico Nobile, were seeking to transfer the knowledge acquired working on a European Union funded project on design optimization called “Frontier”, into a successful commercial product.
The original EU project started in 1996, involving international partners such as British Aerospace (UK), Parallab (Norway), Università di Trieste (Italy), University of Newcastle (UK), Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Germany), Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (UK), Electrolux-Zanussi (Italy) e Calortecnica (Italy), with the aim of developing a technology able to drive industrial competition throughout Europe for the years to come.
Within the last year of the project Enginsoft S.p.A. was appointed as sub-contractor for the evaluation of the commercial potential of "Frontier", the software. Thanks to the positive results, Enginsoft and the three researchers decided to found a new company acquiring the IP of the project.
In 1999 ESTECO was founded and “Frontier” turned into a world-class, industrial-strength, multi-objective optimization platform: modeFRONTIER, now a solution recognized all over the world.
ESTECO expanded internationally with Enginsoft S.p.A. in Europe, CDAJ in Japan and in 2004 opened its own branch in the U.S.A., ESTECO North America.
ESTECO’s Headquarters are located at the AREA Science Park in Trieste, Italy, a prestigious, multi-sectoral Science and Technology Park where research, development and innovation bear excellent results.