The Only Progress is Human

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

belief

Virtual worlds to improve the real one

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.

Through a two-year initiative, Dassault Systèmes is shedding light on 10 major challenges humanity is facing, inviting us to discover how innovation plays a key role in addressing them.

To each challenge, Dassault Systèmes responds with an act. Each act symbolizes and highlights our commitment to meet these ten challenges, and to inspire others to act in their own spheres. 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.

 

10 Challenges to shape a better future

virtual harmony emotion

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

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.

cities

How can cities adapt to our ever-growing urbanization?

Our world is more urban than ever. Today, over half the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this trend is expected to continue in the decades ahead.

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. As urbanization continues, it is more vital than ever to leverage the collective intelligence of citizens, businesses and governments to make cities people-friendly and sustainable.

New solutions can help us move closer to this goal. Virtual-experience twins of cities enable us to model, simulate, visualize and experiment with entire cities to make realworld improvements, helping us care for the vibrant, cultural epicenters that billions are happy to call home.

future-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

health

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

energy

How can we create an energy-positive world?

As a planet, we are on course to increase our energy consumption at least 50% by 2030. Much of this massive growth is taking place in remote areas never before served by electricity. Traditional sources for power are becoming scarcer, while the need for sustainable solutions is increasing.

Just like in nature, energy solutions require balance: juxtaposed against concerns about climate change and quality of life is the push to find the right mix between existing and emerging energy sources.

Thanks to the virtual world, we have the power to do all this and more

mobility

How can we reduce our footprint as we move through the world?

Our world is increasingly interconnected. Supply chains span continents. Economic growth across Asia and Africa continues to increase the mobility aspirations of millions.

But swift changes in mobility make it all the more pressing to develop sustainable solutions for the movement of people and goods. The virtual world offers groundbreaking insights. Modeling and virtual-experience technology allows us to design safer and greener mobility systems.

nature

How can we learn from Nature to innovate sustainability?

The ressources that nature offers us go beyond raw materials and energy sources. For as long as we have been able to contemplate it, nature has been our teacher.

As our way of life continues to have a lasting impact on the environment, many of the challenges we face can find invaluable lessons in the natural ecosystems and rich lifeforms that surround us. Using virtual experiences, we can apply these lessons to design and develop solutions for a more sustainable future.

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