Create concice, highly structured, parsable design specifications with the Elephant Specification language and automatically derive architecture models.
Visualize and analyze system architectures with dependency structure matrix methods such as clustering and sequencing.
Compare and visualize the architectural differences between design concepts and future system generations.
product family design
Find the similarities and commonalities between products in a diverse product portfolio and create product families.
The core of Ratio methods
At Ratio we offer solutions for modeling and structuring function and design requirement information. At the heart of our tooling stands a computer-readable specification language, which enables users to write highly structured multi-level requirement documents and automatically derives dependencies between components, (function and design) requirements, variables, and combinations thereof. By visualizing these dependencies in interactive multi-disciplinary dependency structure matrices (DSM) we enable the user to get a firm grip on the network of multi-disciplinary design dependencies within a system. Thereby, reducing costly and lengthy delays due to integration issues.
Step 1: describe your systems with the Elephant Specification Language.
Step 2: automatically derive and visualize the system architecture.
Step 3: analyze the system architecture with clustering and sequencing algorithms.
Step 4: improve the system architecture and repeat steps one to four. Well begun is half done.
Meet the founders
Want to learn more? We publish most of our methods. So check out the docs.
Cobouw, a well-known Dutch industry magazine recently interviewed Tim and published a well written, and, as it turned out, a well-read article about the company. In the article, Tim’s background at the university, and his Ph.D. commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat are highlighted. Also, you read about the findings for a standardization approach in product development and how this positively Read more about Authoritative Cobouw on Ratio[…]
27-6 was a buzzing day, on this day Innovation Origins selected the 10 most promising start-ups located in the Eindhoven region. Ratio was listed and applauded for their innovative character and promising business plan. This was the six-time in a row that Innovation Origins put down a list like this, also known as the Gerard Read more about Startups to watch at the Gerard and Anton Award[…]
The first edition of the Golden Lightbulb Challenge could count on lots of enthusiasm from numerous young entrepreneurs. On the 29th of April, the Ratio team celebrated their first prize with all the participants, audience and organizers of this groundbreaking challenge. Golden Lightbulb challenge – the gift that keeps on giving The Golden Lightbulb challenge Read more about Ratio wins Golden Lightbulb challenge[…]
On the 28th of November 2018, Tim Wilschut received his Ph.D. degree after presenting his thesis and answering the committee’s questions. In the four years prior to this event, Tim wrote several articles for reputable journals and gave presentations at subject-related conferences all around the world. The thesis is well received by the committee, the Read more about Tim concluded his Ph.D. research[…]
To great joy and pride of the Ratio founders; Tim and Tiemen, Ratio BV can now be found in the KVK registers. This milestone precedes years of preparing, networking, knowledge gathering and product development. Other milestones that come to the surface when reminiscing on all of these years of hard work are; winning the Tu/e Read more about Ratio officially founded[…]
When one wants high-end solutions for high-tech problems, synergy is key according to Guustaaf Savenije and Ton Peijnenburg in Link Magazine. In the Link Magazine news article, these high-tech enthusiasts explain how working together and sharing knowledge contributes to better products, enriching insights and a fair contribution to the relevance of the region (i.e. the Read more about High-tech challenges[…]
On their website, the TU/e High-tech systems center (HTSC) define their aspiration; “Increase the synergies between key academic strengths and hence better match academic capabilities to industrial needs, thereby strengthening their innovation capabilities.” Ir. Ton Peijenburg, HTSC fellow and Manager Systems Engineering at VDL ETG, evaluates and describes how managing requirements are essential in technical industries (read Read more about Why focus on requirements engineering?[…]
Ratio has won the annual TU/e contest 2018 in the category prototyping. During the TU/e contest, young innovators were given the opportunity to present themselves and their innovative idea, prototype, business plan, or research project, in front of potential business partners and experts. About 120 teams entered, and more than 350 students took part. Eventually, the judges selected Read more about Ratio wins TU/e contest[…]
Ratio competed in the TU/e contest. In this contest, young innovators had the opportunity to get in touch with relevant and up-to-date business partners, consultants and financiers. This led to interesting conversations and more sight on the opportunities that are created especially for start-ups (for example, subsidies, etc.). Consultants of De Breed en Partners were also Read more about Ratio receives innovation award from De Breed & Partners[…]
The Philips Innovation Award is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands. In this contest, participants were challenged to be bold, disruptive and bring about their enthusiasm on their own innovative idea. Ratio has done this convincingly and made it to the final of this grand event. Of all the submissions the best 8 ideas made Read more about Ratio selected as rough diamond in the Philips Innovation Award[…]