The Only Progress is Human

Dassault Systèmes, a leader in virtual experiences, sheds light on its response to 10 global challenges.

Make the world a better place

Everyday, people strive to make the world a better place.
To encourage these dreamers and innovators, Dassault Systèmes is shining the spotlight on 10 major challenges humanity is facing, inviting us to discover how innovation plays a key role in addressing them. For each challenge, we create a memorable experience to inspire people to act.
Though no one solution is sufficient on its own, when innovations are made by people, for people, they can lead to real progress, and change the world.

The Only Progress is Human > Dassault Systèmes

10 challenges to shape a better future

The virtual world can help us improve the real one. In the virtual world, we can simulate and evaluate the impact of our actions before making them real. This enables innovators to create with people and the environment in mind from the very start.

As part of a multi-year initiative, Dassault Systèmes leverages innovation and virtual worlds to address 10 major challenges which humanity is facing in the real world. For each challenge, Dassault Systèmes responds with an act. Each act symbolizes our determination to tackle these challenges and to inspire other actors to act within their own spheres.

Deep dive into our acts

Act for Emotion > Dassault Systèmes
Act for Emotion

Virtual Harmony

How can virtual worlds change the way we experience emotions?
Art in all its forms has a transformative effect on human beings, stimulating a range of emotional responses and creating unexpected new connections.
With this challenge, Dassault Systèmes has created a unique experience, VIRTUAL HARMONY, combining visual art and virtual worlds to evoke powerful new emotional experiences.

Water for life > Dassault Systèmes
Act for Water & Consumption

Water for life

How can we consume smarter and protect our most precious resource?
Water is the source of life. It intrigues and fascinates us. Yet, this inestimable treasure is being polluted by the way we consume.
With this challenge, Dassault Systèmes is committing, with the act WATER FOR LIFE, to measuring and optimizing the water footprint of businesses, supporting the growth of sustainability-focused start-ups, and educating future generations about this key resource.

Living Heritage > Dassault Systèmes
Act for Heritage & Future

Living Heritage

How can understanding the past help us better navigate the future?
We walk, we stumble, we learn, and we go further. The arc of human progress is drawn not only by the inventions and innovations that we are able to conceive, but also by the lessons that our shared history teaches us.
Virtual worlds offer us powerful tools to do both: gain a greater understanding of our past, and make the visionary models and real-world changes that will result in a better future for generations to come.

Urban Renaissance > Dassault Systèmes
Act for Cities

Urban Renaissance

How can sustainable cities thrive as urbanization increases?
Our world is more urban than ever. Cities have brought about great opportunities for prosperity and a better quality of life, but the transformations in the way we live have also ushered in pressing challenges.
New solutions can help us move closer to people-friendly and accessible cities. Virtual twin experiences of cities enable us to model, simulate, visualize and experiment with entire cities to make real world improvements, helping us to care for the vibrant, cultural epicenters that billions are happy to call home.

Emma Twin > Dassault Systèmes
Act for Healthcare

Emma Twin

How can we create preventive healthcare tailored to each patient?
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, dreamed of personalized treatments that would be ideally suited to each patient. Two thousand years later, his dream is becoming reality thanks to virtual twins of the human body.
These virtual duplicates enable scientists and healthcare experts to model and test treatments and medication in the virtual realm, resulting in safer, more personalized patient experiences.

Mobility Night Ride > Dassault Systèmes
Act for Mobility

Mobility Night Ride

How can we make mobility accessible for all?
Cities face numerous mobility challenges such as infrastructure inadequacies, which can restrict accessibility for those with physical impairments.
Virtual twins empower innovators to simulate how design and urban planning decisions impact people's ability to move through the world freely. With this knowledge, a more inclusive and accessible world becomes achievable, allowing everyone to reach their full potential.

Energy and Nature > Dassault Systèmes
Act for Energy and Nature (to come)

Energy and Nature

As a planet, we are on course to increase our energy consumption at least 50% by 2030. Traditional sources for power are becoming scarcer, while the need for sustainable solutions is increasing.
Our impact on the environment prompts us to seek valuable lessons from the natural ecosystems and rich life forms around us. Thanks to the virtual world, we have the power to do all this and more, using virtual experiences to apply these lessons and design and develop renewable energy solutions for a more sustainable future.
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