Dassault Systèmes: Virtual Universes for Sustainable Innovation

Last year, Dassault Systèmes unveiled its strategic direction for the coming decades, an ambition focused on transforming the way people heal and helping them live better by making possible the experience of a virtual twin of the human body. This ambition is the continuation of the company’s 40-year legacy of technological innovation, in which it has catalyzed and enabled some of the world’s greatest industrial transformations.

A scientifically based company

Dassault Systèmes was born in 1981 thanks to the spin-off of a small team of engineers from Dassault Aviation, which developed software to design wind tunnel models and therefore reduce the cycle time of wind tunnel tests (using the modeling of surfaces in three dimensions). Since then, the company has grown exponentially, developing new versions of its software architecture with the introduction of capabilities based on the original 3D modeling concept for product design. In 2012, building on its 3D, DMU, ​​and PLM work, and meeting customer trends, challenges, and needs in different industry verticals, the company introduced its 3DEXPERIENCE business and technology platform to support customers in the process of offering new experiences for users of the Experience Economy.

Today, Dassault Systèmes is a global company whose mission is to harmonize products, nature and life. It offers more than 290,000 customers of all sizes, in more than 140 countries, virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the core of the Virtual Twin Experiences and a game changer for best practices in product life cycle management (PLM), which are driving industrial transformation in manufacturing, healthcare, construction and others. Economic sectors. It provides companies with a totally new approach to imagine, develop and deliver innovations in areas such as personalized medicine, smart cities and sustainable mobility.

Sustainability: the greatest challenge in the world

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require that the current 51,000 million tons of CO2 be reduced to zero in the coming years. To try to achieve this, the only possible strategy is to promote a sustainable economic model that is more respectful of the environment, which encourages the use of disruptive zero-emission technologies. In other words, a sustainable digitization, in which the transformation of an organization’s processes and activity based on new technologies not only has an impact on its activity, its costs and the quality of its products and services, but also on the adequate use of materials and resources to move towards a circular economy that is respectful of the planet.

In the DNA of Dassault Systèmes is an ongoing commitment to meeting these goals, as well as the goals of the Paris Agreement and support for the global response to the threat of climate change. In addition to integrating sustainability into its own activities and offering its customers virtual twin experiences to innovate sustainably, Dassault Systèmes works with diverse stakeholders to collectively mitigate the impact of waste, consumption, and industrial processes on the environment. . It recently entered the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and became a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition and GeSI’s Digital with Purpose initiative. It was also classified in the Corporate Knights 2021 Clean200 and received an ESG rating of AA from MSCI.

15 years of constant growth in Spain

Regarding the national business, Dassault Systèmes has had a direct presence in Spain for 15 years, since the opening of the office based in Barcelona in 2006 and in Madrid in 2010. In 2016, Next Limit Dynamics, developer of the technology, was acquired. XFlow, and an R&D laboratory was created in Madrid with about 30 developers.

Over the years, the company has strengthened its leadership in the mobility, automotive and aerospace sectors, and has diversified its activities in the nautical sector, machinery and civil engineering, health sciences, energy, goods of consumption and technology.

In Spain, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and the virtual twins of Dassault Systèmes have led to a change in all market sectors, reducing time to market, production and maintenance costs and generating a new business model for manufacturers.

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