Dassault Systèmes, which provides design software, digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has launched the 3DExperience Lab, its new open innovation laboratory and start-up accelerator programme.
The lab will help selected start-ups that are developing physical products, covering ideation, the Internet of Things and fab labs.
During a one to two year programme, the start-ups will have access to Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience software, technical skills, and mentoring to optimise and validate their product and processes. In addition, Dassault will help accelerate the start-ups’ product launches and international presence, through its own network of partners and associates.
With the 3DExperience Lab, Dassault embraces the concept of the social enterprise and will draw upon its 34 years of expertise in virtual technologies to shape a new framework of open innovation for a more sustainable world.
‘Many promising entrepreneurs are looking at the world with fresh eyes yet are forced to innovate in isolation, without the benefits of a greater network to nurture, challenge, consolidate, and validate their ideas,’ said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. ‘Innovation is at the core of what Dassault Systèmes strives to bring to the world. We believe in the powerful capabilities of our 3DExperience platform to help innovators create disruptive experiences that can positively impact society.’
The 3DExperience Lab was launched in parallel with La Fondation Dassault Systèmes, the company’s foundation dedicated to empowering innovative and transformative projects in education, research and scientific knowledge at academic institutions, research institutes, museums, associations, cultural centers and other general interest organisations throughout the European Union.