About La Fondation > Dassault Systèmes

Who are we?

We support innovative projects related to education, research, or heritage that benefit the general public.

Diving into the virtual world to improve the real world

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes® was set up by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company and world leader in 3D design software.

Serving science, technology and art for a sustainable society, Dassault Systèmes and its 20,000 passionate employees strive to transform the way to innovate. Its mission is to provide business and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life. With its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, it connects designers, engineers, business entities and consumers in a new social enterprise.

La Fondation is actively contributing to transforming the learning experience by offering academic and research institutions opportunities to leverage the power of experience to learn better and faster by transforming the way people interact with, and discover, the world around them.

La Fondation - Teach > Dassault Systèmes

Who do we support?

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes' mission is to strive for a sustainable future by supporting the development of an economy based on collective intelligence that is accessible to the greatest possible number of teachers, students and searchers.

It aims to achieve this by supporting innovative, not-for-profit projects in the areas of education, scientific research, and heritage. Schools, universities, research institutions, science and technology-focused community organizations and museums can all leverage the power of virtual experiences to change the way people discover and interact with the world around them.

La Fondation is committed to transforming the way we learn, discover and share knowledge and the skills needed to meet the challenges ahead.

Innovate and share knowledge, shaping the workforce of the future

In the decades ahead, education, an innovative mindset and ongoing improvements to skillsets will be more important than ever to fulfillment of individuals and society. Today we face a changing world. Unless education manages to keep pace with changing skills requirements, growing inequalities will undermine global economic growth, with profound social and political repercussions.

To address the major environmental, economic and social challenges facing the international community, inventing solutions to successfully transition to a more sustainable society calls for the creation and sharing of knowledge and a science-based understanding of the world and its future prospects.

Making the virtual world and creating new 3D content accessible to everyone will help drive citizen-inspired innovation and will foster novel experiences in the areas of education, research, and heritage.

Virtual Universes for a more sustainable society

La Fondation - Education > Dassault Systèmes

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
La Fondation - Research > Dassault Systèmes

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
La Fondation - Patrimoine > Dassault Systèmes

Transform the way we preserve

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

4 values that determine our motivation

Governance

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes: 3 separate foundations on 3 continents.

Board of Directors

Bernard Charlès > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Bernard Charlès
Honorary Chairman
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors & CEO Dassault Systèmes
Thibault de Tersant > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Thibault De Tersant
President
Senior EVP & General Secretary Dassault Systèmes
Laurence Barthès > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Laurence Barthès
Member of the Board
EVP, Chief People & Information Officer Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes
Philippe Forestier
Member of the Board
Special Advisor Global Affairs, Founding Member Dassault Systèmes
Victoire de Margerie > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Victoire de Margerie
Member of the Board
VP, Corporate Equity & Communications Dassault Systèmes

Executive team

Marie-Pierre Aulas > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Marie-Pierre Aulas
Executive Director Europe
General Manager La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Jean-Marc Galea > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Jean-Marc Galea
Project Manager
La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Micaëla Leveillé-Nizerolle > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Micaëla Leveillé-Nizerolle
Communications
La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Laurent Poinot > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Laurent Poinot
Project Manager
La Fondation Dassault Systèmes

Board of Directors

Al Bunshaft > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Al Bunshaft
President & Executive Director
Senior VP, Americas Global Affairs & Academia, Dassault Systèmes
Thibault de Tersant > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Thibault De Tersant
President
Senior EVP & General Secretary Dassault Systèmes
Scott Berkey > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Scott Berkey
Member of the Board
Senior VP, Sciences & Simulation Dassault Systèmes
Victoire de Margerie > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Victoire de Margerie
Member of the Board
VP, Corporate Equity & Communications Dassault Systèmes
Deborah Dean > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Deborah Dean
Member of the Board

Board of Directors

Sudarshan Mogasale > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Sudarshan Mogasale
President
CEO 3D PLM Software Solutions Ltd
Thibault de Tersant > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Thibault De Tersant
President
Senior EVP & General Secretary Dassault Systèmes
Samson Khaou > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Samson Khaou
Member of the Board
Executive Vice President, Asia-Pacific Dassault Systèmes
Manish Tambe > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Manish Tambe
Member of the Board
CEO, DSGS Pvt. Ltd
Victoire de Margerie > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Victoire de Margerie
Member of the Board
VP, Corporate Equity & Communications Dassault Systèmes
Deepak NG > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Deepak NG
Member of the Board
Managing Director, DS India

Executive team

Hemant Gadgil > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Hemant Gadgil
Executive Director
Dassault Systèmes Foundation India
Amol Khanapurkar > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Amol Khanapurkar
Dassault Systèmes Foundation India
Krishna Pillai > La Fondation Dassault Systèmes
Krishna Pillai
Dassault Systèmes Foundation India
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We support innovative, not-for-profit projects from projects leaders based in Europe, India and the United States.