The Only Progress is Human

10 challenges to shape a better future


Virtual worlds to imagine the Real one

Dassault Systèmes, a leader in virtual experiences, sheds light on its response to ten global challenges, inviting us to question our perspectives and take action.

From conserving water to imagining tomorrow’s cities, innovation becomes truly meaningful when it is human-centric and sustainable.

Discover the 10 Challenges

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.

Construction Cities and Territories

How can cities adapt to our ever-growing urbanization?

Rising urban populations have obliged the rise of the smart city. Cities are fantastically creative places where ideas are born and grow. As urbanization continues, it is more vital than ever to leverage the collective intelligence of citizens, businesses and government to make them people friendly.

Virtual-experience twins of cities are key to model, simulate, visualize and experiment entire cities to learn the essentials: keeping them the vibrant, cultural epicenters that millions are happy to call home.

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How can understanding the past help us better navigate the future?

Lessons learned have contributed greatly to arc of human progress. To further innovation tomorrow and make better decisions today, it’s essential to understand yesterday. .

Using virtual world, we can tap into where we come from to make the world a better place for and by future generations


How can we create preventive healthcare tailored to each patient?

Hippocrates dreamed of personalized treatments customized to each patient. Twothousand 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.

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How can we create an energy-positive world?

Like the equilibrium found in nature, developing sustainable energy solutions requires 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.

Corporate Report > 2019 > We are where cities become human > Sustainable Cities Key Issues > Urban Air Mobility (UAM) > Image > Dassault Systèmes®

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

Travel is a life-long learning experience. Yet all the discoveries we make, people we meet and insights we gain come at a certain cost to the environment.

Happily, the virtual world has become an invaluable partner in developing groundbreaking mobility solutions that are good for people and the planet.

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How can we learn from Nature to innovate sustainability?

Magnificent yet fragile, nature never cease to amaze. We must learn to better observe, respect and protect it.. The virtual world can help people and business build and inhabit our shared world sustainably.

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