Atlantec-es (AES) was founded in 1999 by experts in shipbuilding, engineering and computer science. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable clients in the maritime sector to improve engineering, production and life-cycle management processes in a cost-effective manner. Our expertise is in creating custom solutions for engineering problems ranging from information management to simulation and design support systems. To enable us to develop state-of-the-art solutions, we have participated in several research projects. On the basis of our gained knowledge and experience we can provide latest software technologies in our products and create process improvements for our customers. Under the brand Topgallant® we offer software solutions frameworks in projects ranging from shipbuilding and offshore to ship operation providing a homogenous data management and analysis philosophy that is applicable to the whole life cycle of marine structures and vessels. Due to these facts AES is able to delivery specially tailored and appropriately functional software prototypes within the framework of European research projects.