Chanel and Dassault Systèmes Form Strategic Partnership

Paris, December 8th 2008 - Chanel Research and Technology and Dassault Systèmes today announced that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement to drive scientific innovation.  By combining their expertise, in cosmetics for Chanel, and in 3D technologies and virtualization for Dassault Systèmes, the partners aim to develop unique concepts and explore new territories in life sciences.

The partnership was born out of the companies’ mutual desire to harness the power of the virtual world in order to bring improvements to our everyday life, as well as expand the frontiers of innovation.

The first joint project, which is based on the analysis of light and already under way, is co-developed by Chanel Research and Technology and the Dassault Systèmes Design Studio. The aim is to validate new hypotheses and concepts in the beauty sector using virtual software solutions. The project will be finalized in 2010.

Other opportunities are also being explored, with an emphasis on virtual simulation and modeling that will pave the way for innovative breakthroughs in skin biology and cosmetics.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating 'virtual twin experiences’ of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production. 

Dassault Systèmes’ 20,000 employees are bringing value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com