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Tshimologong Digital Content Hub is at the heart of the Digital Innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa as well as sharing the best-in-class know-how to the workforce of the future. The mission of the Digital Innovation Hub is to empower local network and enable the ecosystem of start-ups, artists, producers, developers, collectives, makers, students and entrepreneur's communities through the incubation program with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform of Dassault Systèmes on the Cloud.

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Founders Factory is the best place to start and grow a technology business. It accepts less than 1% of startups that apply to its accelerator programme, which has seen almost 50 early stage companies come through its doors. Each company accepted onto the programme receives a bespoke, six-month, intensive support package from its team of 60 full-time experts across engineering, product, legal, funding, marketing and PR as well as unparalleled access to its corporate investors. Founders Factory is also building 12 companies, from scratch, per year within its incubator programme across its six sectors meaning over 200 early stage technology businesses will be built and scaled within five years. For the most promising technology startups, they deliver exclusive access to the latest 3D software solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform thanks to the partnership with 3DEXPERIENCE Lab.

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Education & Business Partner

Founded in 1907 in Paris, ESSEC Business School is a center of academic excellence underpinned by its faculty’s research. The school’s reputation is built on a pioneering spirit that shapes both its scientific ambitions and its pedagogical approach, and is reflected in its extensive alumni community.

The mission of ESSEC Business School is to create and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge, to train and develop bold pioneers and influential leaders for both the business world and society as a whole. As part of the Experience Project offered to 1st-year students of the MSc in Management program, Dassault Systèmes asks students to confront topics related to the startups incubated in the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab. The Experience Project aims to help students apply the concepts they are exposed to in their various courses via learn by doing. Supervised by both a methodology tutor as well as professors who are experts in the field, participating students work on business development issues to develop real, long-term operational recommendations.

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The Center for Bits and Atoms

FabLab Partner

MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) was established in 2001 as part of Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is an ambitious interdisciplinary initiative that is looking beyond the end of the Digital Revolution to ask how a functional description of a system can be embodied in, and abstracted from, a physical form. CBA provided key technical support towards setting up of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston.

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FabLab Partner

Fab Foundation emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms Fab Lab Program with the objective of facilitating and supporting the growth of the international fab lab network as well as the development of regional capacity-building organizations. The. Their mission is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston is connected to a global network of over 1000 active Fab Labs through this partnership with Fab Foundation.

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Accelerator & Incubator Partner

Ecole Polytechnique is a leading French engineering school which is competitive on a national and international scale. Alongside education and research, l’X has erected entrepreneurship as the third pillar of its strategy. To this end, it has launched an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, whose strategic goals include, among others, the development of an entrepreneurial culture within the school and of advanced tools to support entrepreneurs in innovative and technology-based entrepreneurial projects. It includes an early-stage startup accelerator, X-UP, offering an intensive 6-month program and an incubator, X-Tech. The startups are benefiting from the committed support of the entire Ecole Polytechnique ecosystem and networks

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Accelerator & Incubator Partner

Creative Valley has a unique ecosystem to hosts and supports a wide range of innovative entrepreneurial projects from students to top-tier companies working as an open innovation network.

To this end, it has launched the SDK and SDK premium programs to support the selected young international startups to design and develop their solution from idea to pre-production product. Each project has access to world-class tools including the 3DExperience platform, a dedicated manufacturing facilities, the Creative’Lab and support from high-tech experts. Creative Valley is partnering with more than 20 schools and universities including Epitech and Ecole 42.



Entrepreneurial Partner

Ten experts in electronics, mechanics, industrialization or CAD / CAM are available daily on-line or in our HQ to solve the problems of our members. Our experiences, our methodology and our networks allow us to create or progressively centralize a set of content allowing our members to develop their projects more quickly. Our members benefit from privileged access to various infrastructures in Europe and Asia as well as our 1500m2 European headquarters equipped with prototyping workshops and 3D design and software spaces (Solidworks / Dassault Systèmes) dedicated to our testing and rapid prototyping.

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Technology Partner

Wacom serves the passion of creative professionals around the world. Our products and services help industry leaders explore new horizon and set new standards in film and 3D animation, industry design, digital art, game development and a broad range of human communication and expression. Wacom is committed to provide the world's most creative talents with most advanced digital tools for expression and productivity and to support the next generation of creative experts.

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