Cloud-based PLM platform for fully automated minilabs in space

at yuri GmbH

3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud - ideal fit for the business requirements of German start-up

German microgravity experiment firm yuri is on a mission to make microgravity research accessible to all industries. To take customers’ research ideas and scientific requirements and translate them into engineering specifications for hardware makers, yuri needed a powerful design platform to develop its space hardware equipment. Design reuse was key as well as having full control of where data resides in order to comply with international regulations.

About the customer

yuri GmbH

Founded in 2019 by a team of space engineers, yuri enables research in microgravity for any industry. The German company develops fully automated mini labs the size of a wallet and launches them for customers to the ISS, on orbital and suborbital spacecraft, on parabolic flights and on drop towers. 

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Business challenge

Market position

Deliver the most effective and suitable microgravity hardware for clients while speeding up time to market and reducing implementation and R&D costs.

Customer goals


  • Going from ideation stage to experiment launch within a matter of months
  • Stay on track with tight mission timeframes and ensure each experiment is ready for launch


Modular Designs 

  • Central to yuri’s success is its ability to build its hardware using modular blocks and reuse its designs and knowledge. 
  • This approach also helps to keep costs under control (...).

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yuri decided a cloud implementation was an ideal fit for its business requirements, particularly in terms of the flexible access and scalability it delivers.

Today, yuri’s engineers benefit from the ability to access the platform online from wherever they are regardless of the device, and know they are working with and sharing the latest data and designs. “I can easily access all the applications I need and work on all the components and share them securely with colleagues, which would not be the case if file-based work and data was stored locally,” said Lukas Trautwein, design engineer at YURI.

“In terms of speed and access to the applications on cloud, nothing changes when we’re working from home. And should there be a failure or malfunction, the permanent storage mechanism of the cloud keeps data safe,” he added. Thanks to the cloud, yuri is always working with the most up-to-date version of the software and benefiting from access to the latest functionality.

“Managing updates is super easy and ensures that everyone works in the same way using the most current release,” Trautwein said. “The update runs smoothly in the background and allows me to carry out other tasks such as managing my emails, without impacting my productivity.”

As yuri continues to grow its business and bring more unique and diverse experiments to microgravity, it’s confident that its technology platform will support its ongoing needs. “The cloud platform is the best and most flexible solution for us, especially as it gives us the option to add more functionality as our requirements change and grow, without any disruption to our business,” Mark Kugel said. “We can add new apps safe in the knowledge that we won’t need to purchase additional hardware. Everything we need resides on one platform.”

The Reinvent The Sky Industry Solution Experience supports startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to develop disruptive solutions: from small, light aircraft to electric VTOL, as well as space launchers and satellite propulsion. Companies seeking new ways to integrate technology into product development can leverage the solution on the cloud to accelerate the product lifecycle from concept to certification and gain critical first to market advantage.

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In a nutshell:

  • CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE® on the Cloud
  • Reinvent The Sky Industry Solution Experience
  • "Everything we need resides on one platform" 

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Results and conclusion

Digital Continuity

Ensure digital continuity from concept to flight. Shorten time from concept to prototype. 


Enhance collaboration between functional teams. yuri’s engineers benefit from the ability to access the platform online from wherever they are. 


Full traceability for certification

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