The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab
Laboratory to nurture and empower disruptive projects that impact positively the society
Look at the world with fresh eyes
Imagine if we could change the world. Transform society for the better, together.
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. The open innovation laboratory, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab 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.
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.
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The Velizy 3DEXPERIENCE Lab was set up in November 2015 at the Dassault Systèmes’ headquarter where 4000 employees are located in this campus.
In the US
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 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 Munich 3DEXPERIENCE Lab was set up in September 2022.
Located at the 3DEXCITE offices, the creativity is at the heart of the space with the aim of accelerating disruptive startups, exchanging between industry and community, exploring new ways of working and starting new ideas and resonance.
Meet the team
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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Discover all the projects that are currently being developed in the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab
For over 100 centuries, cities have been epicenters of human civilization, continually shaping and reshaping culture and commerce. Never has this been more true than today. Cities around the globe are bristling with innovation as they seek to address longstanding urban challenges while leading the charge to meet emerging challenges like climate change and significant population growth.17 ProjectsSee all projects
In terms of research, training and practice, 3D technologies such as 3D modeling, 3D printing, immersive virtual reality and digital simulation are transforming medicine. From pharmaceutical research to medical device manufacturing, classroom training and medical procedures, these technologies pave the way for a world of personalized and effective disease and injury treatment.22 ProjectsSee all projects
The day-to-day way in which we live, work and play is a reflection of who we are as individuals and as social beings living in a unique time and place. It is often forged by a quest for both pleasure and self-expression. But how can we ensure the lifestyles we lead today bring us a sense of satisfaction, well-being and belonging while ensuring a pleasurable and abundant life for future generations?7 ProjectsSee all projects
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.6 ProjectsSee all projects
How do innovations come to life? Where does inspiration come from? Can the process be digitized? How are mobile technology, social media, sensor data and the Internet changing the ideation process? Are there new technologies that can facilitate brainstorming, better separate the wheat from the chaff, and more rapidly bring winning ideas to life? These are the questions at the heart of this theme.4 ProjectsSee all projects
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.
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