The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab
New laboratory to nurture and empower disruptive projects
Look at the world with fresh eyes
Imagine if we could change the world. Transform society for the better, together.
With the launch of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab from Dassault Systèmes, you don't have to imagine. Our new open innovation laboratory embraces the concept of the social enterprise and draws upon our long history of expertise in virtual technologies to open new perspectives of innovation for a more sustainable world. The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab shapes a new framework of open innovation that merges collective intelligence with a cross-collaborative approach to foster entrepreneurship and bring new experiences to life, as well as to strengthen society´s future of creation.
Collaboration driven by Passion
Dassault Systèmes recognizes that together, we are stronger. Entrepreneurs, makers and innovators everywhere are invited to join our 3DEXPERIENCE Lab initiative. Our goal is to build a community of intelligent, creative and passionate people, focused on positively impacting society, through the creation of disruptive, groundbreaking projects. Dassault Systèmes is committed to helping them bring those projects to life, with the hopes of unleashing sustainable progress for tomorrow's world.
An Accelerator Program for Startups
As part of the overall 3DEXPERIENCE Lab initiative, Dassault Systèmes´ accelerator program for startups will help facilitate and nurture disruptive product innovation. Along with other qualification criteria, program participants must have legal startup status. Their physical products must be able to be developed using 3D technologies and must address at least one of the following five themes: City, Life, Lifestyle, Ideation and Fablab. Throughout the program, selected startups will have access to Dassault Systèmes´ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, technical skills and mentoring - the same content, technology, applications and expertise that have transformed the design, engineering and manufacturing of most of the products society relies on today. In addition, Dassault Systèmes´ worldwide ecosystem will help accelerate the startups´ product launches and international presence.
Addressing Different Domains
At Dassault Systèmes, enabling businesses and people to harmonize product, nature and life has been our mission. It is core to our business. Through the creation of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, innovators all over the world are invited to join us in this mission. By combining the dreams of entrepreneurs with Dassault Systèmes´ deep experience as an innovator in all areas of industry, we have a unique opportunity to look at the world differently and work together to transform it. This is why we are focused on a broad range of projects that aim to create new experiences to positively impact society.
The unique market positioning of the 3DEXPERIENCELab is also reflected in the possibility of giving these startups access to the networks and connections within Dassault Systèmes’ extended ecosystem at an international level.
The Velizy 3DEXPERIENCE Lab was set up in November 2015 at the Dassault Systèmes’ headquarter where 4000 employees are located in this campus. It’s a collaborative platform connecting more than 16,000 employees who are committed to reveal the power of innovation capability. The Lab is a sharing area where startups, employees and partners can nurture and empower disruptive projects within an IdeationLab, a Fablab, an Immersive Lab.
The Boston 3DEXPERIENCE Lab was set up in May 2017 with collaboration from MIT’s Center of Bits and Atoms, and Fab Foundation, connecting it to the distributed network of over 1000 active Fab Labs across the globe. The objective of the lab is to serve as a vital node for us to foster a culture of maker-ship within the community, test out software to hardware integration platforms and to support prototyping and testing needs of startups in the accelerator. The key difference between Velizy and Boston Labs is that Boston Lab has a built area of around 2,100sq ft. and due to its affiliation with Fab Foundation, is one of the 4 nodes to host Fab Academy courses for prospective makers who want to undergo a rigorous curriculum based training in Digital Fabrication.
The Pune 3DEXPERIENCE Lab was set up in September 2018. Based in Dassault Systèmes’ R&D premises in Hinjewadi, Pune and with the aim of accelerating and supporting the startup ecosystem for new product innovations, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab will offer entrepreneurs, makers and startups unique resources to work on disruptive innovations, leverage collective intelligence and nurture projects by continuing the trend in India and helping Indian startups grow and bring their projects to life, with the hope of unleashing sustainable progress for tomorrow's world.”
Meet the team
Social Innovators at Dassault Systemes is a braided organization that works with circles around a leader that empower people.
People are volunteer to mentor innovative projects on a worldwide basis. They have roles versus functions; they are contribution driven and bring their skill and expertise by passion. People's mindsets are leadership, sharing, endeavors, hacking, working together, to create new connections & links between them, in or outside the company. Discover this great network of talent…
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The FabLab theme is devoted to understanding and supporting the Maker/Fab/Hacker movement. Our goal is to create the physical and digital spaces to explore this social movement, and to enable ourselves and others to innovate through design and manufacturing. Together, we believe we can move closer to an economy that is at once successful, meaningful, and sustainable.5 ProjectsSee all projects
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One in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder according to the United Nations. Children with autism have learning and developmental disorders, and represent a number higher than all others disabilities put together. In the US alone, over 6.4% children have special needs in terms of cognitive, motor and sensory processing skills.
Studies estimate the annual number of deaths due to medical errors in the hundreds of thousands, so there is great incentive to revise the way the medical profession gains knowledge and experience. Advances in 3D printing technology and virtual simulation are creating new opportunities to improve the quality of treatments and patient safety.
About the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab
What is the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab?
The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab from Dassault Systèmes is a new open innovation laboratory that merges collective intelligence with a cross-collaborative approach to foster entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurs, makers, and innovators everywhere are invited to join the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab a community of intelligent, creative and passionate people, focused on positively impacting society, through the creation of disruptive, groundbreaking projects. Dassault Systèmes is committed to helping them bring those projects to life, with the hopes of unleashing further progress and growth for tomorrow´s world.
What are the topics addressed by the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab?
The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab supports projects that address at least one of the following six themes: City, Life, Lifestyle, Internet of Things, FabLab and Ideation.
Is the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab a new initiative of Dassault Systèmes?
Yes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is a new initiative of Dassault Systèmes. But, the company has a long standing history in supporting innovation with leading 3D virtual technologies. Combining existing initiatives that yielded such disruptive projects such as the Living heart, BioIntelligence, and Rennes Metropolis and establishing the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab was a natural evolution. With one global lab, Dassault Systèmes can focus its efforts and enable innovators everywhere to look at the world from a new perspective.
What kinds of projects will be considered for the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab?
Every project must have the following criteria, they must:
- all upon the mass and collective intelligence
- be a breakthrough/disruptive innovation in terms of products or services and
- have an impact on society
Is the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab only a startup incubator?
No, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is more than just a startup incubator. The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is an open innovation laboratory aimed at transforming society collaboratively and socially. However, as part of the overall initiative, Dassault Systèmes has also launched a specific accelerator program for startups that will help facilitate and nurture disruptive product innovation. Each project may have a startup incubated by the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, but it is not essential. Thus, a project may also exist without having a startup (ie. The Open Source Drones project).
Startup having a breakthrough idea falling within the scope of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab can submit a new project. Thus, the startup incubator is an important component of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab.
Who is the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab´s audience?
The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab welcomes innovators from any of the following categories:
- Startups - Entrepreneurs
- School incubators, students
- Independent professionals: Makers - Designers
- Industrial innovation departments
- Research laboratory
What is the geographic scope of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab?
The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab´s coverage is global. However, the program will focus initially on Europe and the United States.