Dassault Systèmes Previews the “Museum of Innovation,” an Immersive 3D Experience in Virtual Reality

Dassault Systèmes has unveiled the “Museum of Innovation,” a scientific and technological virtual reality experience to showcase innovations from around the world that are positively impacting society, at the Atelier des Lumières digital art center in Paris.  From solar autonomous drones and sustainable energy production to 3D-printed organs and virtual surgery, this new 3D experience offers an immersive way for anyone to discover disruptive projects addressing some of the world’s major challenges in health, well-being, energy, farming, mobility and other areas.

The projects, from Europe, Asia, India and the U.S, are being nurtured by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab open innovation laboratory and accelerator program.  Each project leverages collective intelligence and open innovation, as well as design, simulation and data sciences applications powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, to accelerate their development and deployment. 

While visitors walk through the “Museum of Innovation,” different spaces featuring Life Sciences, City and Lifestyle exhibits enable anyone – no matter their level of knowledge on the subjects – to focus on a particular theme and, at their own rhythm, virtually explore projects and startups taking innovative approaches to propose personalized health solutions, create more sustainable cities, or design more environmentally-friendly consumer goods.  

Individual pods showcase each project in an interactive, real-time 3D experience, including new projects as they are added.  Throughout this learning expedition, visitors can gain insight into a project’s background, understand how it contributes toward advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and listen to the startup’s CEO, then delve further into the story by virtually experiencing simulations and interacting with a digital twin of the project alongside its physical prototype.  The digital twin, which is created directly from a 3D digital mock up engineered by a project’s team, enables a life-like scientific experience with full-scale immersion for real sensations.

As this VR experience is available in a digital environment on the cloud, it is scalable and quickly deployable.  Following this preview, Dassault Systèmes expects to extend access to the virtual museum to other countries where it is located, and partner with science museums to share the experience with the public.  

For more information on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab:  https://3dexperiencelab.3ds.com/en