SimaPro for education

For academic purposes, there’s no tool like SimaPro. It is accurate, science-based, and provides the highest level of transparency of all LCA software packages currently available. SimaPro allows you to see entire supply networks and provides total insight into databases and unit processes, giving you full ownership of your choices and assumptions. This is essential for high-quality research. SimaPro is the ideal tool for educating LCA practitioners who truly understand the concepts of life cycle assessment and life cycle thinking. 

SimaPro is used by hundreds of universities worldwide. It was built on 30 years of LCA thought leadership, by people who have all contributed to major policy and research developments. See the pricing overview of our educational licenses.

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Teaching with SimaPro

In the past 30 years, hundreds of universities worldwide have taught LCA with SimaPro. SimaPro is user-friendly, with unparalleled levels of accuracy and transparency. That allows you to focus on teaching hands-on LCA to the next generation of sustainability professionals.

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Environmental research, development and innovation

In expert LCA research, you are always looking for the best ways to analyse environmental impacts and develop solutions. SimaPro provides the transparency you need, along with advanced features such as process and project parameters and Monte Carlo analysis.

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LCA and life cycle thinking became a mainstream part of environmental decision-making and policy development. At the same time, governments and society urgently need expert researchers to develop solutions to our environmental struggles.

SimaPro was not only developed to help companies make more sustainable decisions. From the very first, SimaPro was also envisioned to help researchers develop new and better methodologies for measurable sustainability, and to help teachers educate new generations of sustainability professionals. As PRé, the company that developed SimaPro, we are proud to have contributed to these developments.

Helping Lucite understand the environmental impacts of plastics

As one of the largest suppliers of the plastics methylmethacrylate (MMA) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Lucite wanted to understand their environmental impacts. LCA in SimaPro gave them this, and helped suggest improvements.

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Modeling the impacts of cleaning products for A.I.S.E.

For the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E), PRé used SimaPro to develop a method to determine the hotspots in a product's life cycle. This helps determine key performance indicators.

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Collaboration features

Collaborate with your colleagues in real-time. SimaPro’s multi-user feature allows several people to work on the same project simultaneously, in one shared central database. Moreover, with the SimaPro online modules, you can easily collaborate with colleagues and clients to gather data or share LCA scenarios.

Quick results

Produce reliable results with limited effort. Powerful software wizards can assist you and your students in managing complex tasks, while all results remain completely transparent.

Visualize results

SimaPro has a powerful network view that will let you dig deep into your model and visualize your results. This way of presenting your results helps you easily find hotspots and investigate them further.

“In addition to a plurality of user-friendly functions, e.g. units handling, uncertainty analysis, waste scenarios, the unique selling point of SimaPro compared to other LCA software tools is its handling of parameters. Combined with ecoinvent, parameter modeling enables screening and full LCAs with high credibility. Look forward to see how SimaPro and ecoinvent can help answering tomorrow’s LCA questions."

Dr. Anders S.G. Andrae, Senior Expert of LCA, Huawei Technologies.

Products & Services

With SimaPro, you get a best in-class software solution that suits your needs, and the certainty that you won’t find any hidden costs. There is a variety of licenses available for business, educational and academic purposes. Find the license that suits your needs best.

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