OPTIMAD (Optimization Methods for Aerodynamic Design) develops software for aerodynamic analysis, design and optimization. The company has been founded in 2006 by a group of researchers in fluid mechanics and design optimisation, enjoying since then the status of being a Spin-Off of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino.
Technology transfer is the company’s every day business: industrial process innovation is envisaged by employing highly qualified personnel, 100% of the technical staff holds a PhD in aerospace engineering, fluid mechanics, applied mathematics or similar disciplines or is enrolled in a doctoral course of one of our academic partners.

Through adoption of the Open Innovation paradigm, the company seeks to create  strong connections with outstanding research groups on one side and with innovation-driven companies on the other side, in order to create a network of world-class expertise capable to contribute to challenging issues of society.


OPTIMAD is registered in the public registry of businesses, Registro delle Imprese, as an Innovative SME. This specific section of this public registry is intended for high-tech companies.
The company is member of the Piedmont Aerospace District and of two Piemonte Region Innovative Clusters: the MESAP cluster and the Polo Innovazione ICT cluster.
OPTIMAD is also one of the research partners of Sportello Matematico, a project supporting businesses in technology and scientific transfer based on industrial mathematics.
Scientific Advisors:
Angelo Iollo, Professor at Université de Bordeaux, France.
Pietro Asinari, Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Simone Camarri, Professor at Università di Pisa, Italy.
Claudio Canuto, Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Domenic D’Ambrosio, Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Daniele Marchisio, Professor at at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Edmondo Minisci, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland,UK.
Gabriella Puppo, Professor at Università dell’Insubria, Varese, Italy.
Luca Zannetti, former Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy and member of the Accademia delle Scienze


Some of our collaborations include:

Adler Pelzer Group · Agilent Technologies · Alstom Transport · Alustrategy · Angelo Cremona · Automobili Lamborghini · Centro Ricerche Fiat · Denso Thermal Systems · Elica Group · EPFL · Enel Ingegneria e Innovazione · Fly Emotion · Guerbet France · Lazzero Tecnologie · Leonardo · Medics3D · Metatron · Monte Carlo Yachts · Munters · Nolan Group · Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura · Prima Power · Rolls Royce · Sidel · Thales Alenia Space