Our approach

The future calls for sustainability. Our purpose is using virtual universes to harmonize product, nature and life.


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About "The Only Progress is Human"

Our craft is innovation. For over four decades, we have been developing software solutions that enable our clients to better innovate themselves, all across the economy.

Today, we support more than 290,000 customers and 25 million users in 140 countries. We operate across 11 industries at different levels, working with individuals, start-ups, industry leaders and public institutions.

Through our software and digital solutions, including the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, we empower companies and individuals to create pioneering and sustainable products and services.


By harnessing virtual experiences to model the social and environmental impacts of every innovation at the design stage.

Our purpose is to “harmonize product, nature and life”. This can only happen when we put people at the heart of innovation.

This means harnessing the power of imagination to understand human needs. Based on this understanding, we can develop services and products that improve the lives of other people and their communities.

It also means understanding a crucial human need: to harmonize the way we live with the environment and the natural ressources that support us.

By designing around human and real-world experiences, we can empower people and, together, create solutions for a better future. This why we believe the only progress is human.

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.


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the worldwide guidelines to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, focusing on the end of poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequality, spurring economic growth, tackling climate change and preserving oceans and forests. These goals drive long-term regulations by governments, investments by the financial community, human resources incentives, and business value initiatives to instill positive change, reduce resource consumption, and reach net-zero carbon emissions.

Dassault Systèmes is committed to achieve these goals not only by making changes to ourselves but enabling the change with our customers and partners. Through the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, we are accelerating sustainable innovation by nurturing innovative start-ups whose objectives are to make positive impact to the environment, society and economy.


Living Heart Project

The Living Heart Project aims to provide personalized patient care by advancing the development of safe and effective cardiovascular products and treatments.

EEL Energy > Dassault Systèmes

EEL Energy

EEL Energy is developing an undulating membrane inspired by bio-mimicry - the motion made by fish swimming – to generate electricity from marine or river currents.

AgreenCulture > Dassault Systèmes


AgreenCulture’s mission is to design a relevant solution for transforming costly farming ecology into affordable alternatives. Robotics offers a relevant solution to meet this goal.

20,000 stories that shape our story

They are dancers, runners, designers, guitar makers, boxers, developers, musicians, seamstresses, engineers, artists… and architects of the future.

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