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Innovation for a Sustainable Society

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes supports break-through projects by driving innovation in Education, Research and Cultural Heritage.

Diving into the virtual world to improve the real world

For a sustainable world

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes supports projects contributing to a more sustainable future. At the heart of our expertise, virtual worlds offer huge potential and prospects for innovation capable of delivering benefits in all areas of society. Therefore, we chose to help transforming the way we learn, discover and protect our heritage.

To do so, we focus in 3 main areas:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Cultural Heritage.
Transform the way we learn


While literacy rates have improved globally, new challenges have emerged, such as the need to train more young people in science and technology and digital tools, foster innovation, and integrate sustainable development into all levels of education and learning. Giving students broader access to virtual worlds and 3D content allows students to work both collaboratively and independently to unleash their creative thinking to be prepared for their future.

  • Facilitate innovative methods to learn and discover the world around us
  • Encourage and share the creation of 3D content to teach more efficiently and learn in funnier environment
  • Inspire people to grow in science, technology and engineering
  • Enable more people to acquire the skills required to get a better job or create their own business
  • Encourage students who have dropped out of school to return
  • Support education programs for underserved communities
  • Raise awareness about the challenges facing the world and potential solutions using virtual universes
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Transform the way we discover


Scientific research is the main contributor to solving the major economic, social, and environmental challenges of today’s world. La Fondation Dassault Systèmes empowers researchers to stretch the limits of their knowledge by enabling them to work on lifelike digital models of the real world.

  • Foster scientific research in all areas focusing on sustainable development
  • Leverage technical capabilities of research labs
  • Encourage innovation
Transform the way we preserve

Cultural Heritage

In the fast-paced world we currently live in, cultural heritage constitutes a source of identity and cohesion. Understanding the past is fundamental to shaping the future. With 3D simulation technology, scientists can unravel the threads of our heritage and safeguard it for future generations.

  • Model, test and iterate to better understand our predecessors know-how
  • Reveal the mystery behind some of the world's most iconic monuments
  • Preserve our heritage using 3D technology
  • Share knowledge and a passion for heritage via models produced by scientists
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If you want to submit a creative project, we would love to hear from you!

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes supports innovative, not-for-profit projects from projects leaders based in Europe, India and the United States.