May 21 2019

France’s Largest Engineering School Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Boost Knowledge and Know-How for the Industry Renaissance

•Dassault Systèmes and Arts et Métiers ParisTech sign Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the adoption of new industry practices
•Initiatives include 6,000 3DEXPERIENCE platform users and a center of expertise for professional training
•3DEXPERIENCE platform is at the heart of engineering education that is helping to drive the transformation of industry with new skills

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — May 21, 2019 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Arts et Métiers ParisTech, the largest engineering school in France, today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding to leverage their collaboration in educating engineers for the “Industry of the Future,” the French government’s strategic push for industrial modernization, and to train professionals in implementing this transformation.

Under the MoU, the two partners have embarked on a range of training and learning initiatives leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, to accelerate the adoption of new industry practices, with a specific focus on small and midsized enterprises. 

Small and midsized enterprises play an integral role in the transformation of industry currently underway, where new categories of industrial firms are emerging to create new solutions for new customers.  A key success factor in this Industry Renaissance is the ability to empower a workforce with knowledge and know-how for implementing new innovation methods.  The 3DEXPERIENCE platform integrates the digital technologies and capabilities to accelerate this.  

As part of the joint plan, Arts et Métiers ParisTech will provide 6,000 members of its ecosystem with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to connect users having various roles, and to support collaborative, multidisciplinary practices. 

Professional training co-designed by Arts et Métiers ParisTech and Dassault Systèmes will offer these businesses an array of practical tools to spur innovation, with a digital innovation platform used by industries worldwide, and roll out best practices for the Industry of the Future. 

The two partners will set up a center of expertise to bring together the knowledge and skills associated with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, working closely with Arts et Métiers ParisTech’s facilities in France and internationally. This center will provide training and validate new practices for companies, especially small and midsized ones, but also for academic institutions wishing to enrich and expand their course offerings. 

In addition, a specific program has been set up for small and midsized businesses employing Arts et Métiers ParisTech students to explore and validate Industry of the Future practices as part of their internships. 

“We want to give our students the technical and soft skills they need to make the best decisions for their future employers,” said Laurent Champaney, President, Arts et Métiers ParisTech. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables this convergence of expertise across disciplines, and we’re keen to share it with businesses and other academic institutions.” 

“This agreement with Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a milestone in preparing the workforce of the future as part of the Industry Renaissance,” said Valérie Ferret, Vice President Learning Experience, Dassault Systèmes. “Many employers will gain the expertise they need to seize the opportunities this transformation will bring. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables companies of all sizes as well as educational leaders to prepare for this fundamental evolution of business, society and education.”