Preparing future careers through 3DEXPERIENCE  

By Alyssa
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Once students graduate from university and start searching for a permanent position, many come to the painful realization that their skills don’t match companies’ requirements. Fortunately, this is not the case for graduates of the National Technical University of Ukraine Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (NTUU “Igor Sikorsky KPI”).

Since its foundation in 1898, the main objective of NTUU has been to teach its mechanical engineering students the right technical skills in applied mechanics and materials engineering. And this has been done very successfully:  NTUU is ranked in the top 4% of technical universities in the world. But how do they manage to stay on top of machine-building companies’ needs?

NTUU cooperates with many renowned machine-building companies and aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and FESTO to understand the technical skills they seek in their employees. Many major aerospace companies have been using Dassault Systèmes’ applications for years to design, test and manufacture. So it was an easy decision for NTUU to feature the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in their mechanical engineering curriculum in order to support the needs of aircraft companies in Ukraine and abroad.

The coursework enables students to familiarize themselves with 3D modeling using CATIA and engineering analysis with SIMULIA. Theoretical training and practical design exercises are combined to ensure the students have a firm understanding of the concepts. As part of a master’s program, students and professors have the opportunity to participate in the development of an entire aircraft from concept and preliminary design to the completion of the digital model.

Check out a new case study to learn more about the practical teaching approach of NTUU.

Arrivederci Milan!

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And with that we kicked off the second and final day of our annual conference, Design in the Age of Experience.  (Missed the day 1 recap?  Catch up here.)

Day 2 was full of inspiring and thought-provoking speakers sharing their position about the future of Design.  Let’s jump right in and discover today’s events through our Twitter recap.

First up was Anilore Banon, a sculptor who achieved a giant leap for art: designing a living structure on the Moon.  Her VITAE project seeks to unite people of all generations across all seven continents hosted in a unique lunar environment.

Following Banon were sessions focused on each of our 4 event themes.

On our first theme, Designing Experiences  only by reducing the distance between real and virtual to zero can you to build and experience the future – our Vice President of Design, Anne Asensio hosted a discussion with architect Toshiko Mori, Istituto Europeo Di Design’s Riccardo Balbo and Nikon’s Hiroshi Kobayashi.

On our theme of Design is Tribes – Design is collaborative and social – we were pleased to have Klaus Busse of Fiat Chrylser Automobiles, James Yulon of Luxgen Motor and Fabio Filippini, car designer and former Chief Creative Officer of Pinifarina.

To dig more into our theme of Design is Science-Driven – inspired by the beauty of nature – the audience heard from Martin Tamke from the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture and Toshiki Meijo of Kengo Kuma & Associates.

On Design is the Business Plan – Design allows you to reinvent the way you interact with your customers – Javier Glatt of CADMAKERS and Bob Neville of New Balance shared their views.


We also reveled the results of our 24-hour hackathon.  Fueled by smart coding and intense creativity – and that famous Italian food, pizza – 6 teams battled to come up with a winning architectural design!  Congratulations to all who participated, and especially to our winning team, MoCo.

Finally, attendees were again encouraged to participate in hands-on learning in the 3DEXPERIENCE playground.


Thanks to all who attended – we look forward to seeing you again next year and to welcoming more people who want to shape the future of Design!

Ciao from Milan!

By Alyssa
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Today, Dassault Systèmes kicked off our second annual Design in the Age of Experience conference in Milan.  Designers, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world gathered to hear about new ways to create business opportunities by shifting from products to experiences, while drawing inspiration from nature and our social ecosystem.

The 2-day agenda is jam-packed with Design leaders and influencers discussing, sharing and debating the future of Design.  It it centered around 4 key themes:

  1. Designing Experiences: only by reducing the distance between real and virtual to zero can you to build and experience the future
  2. Design is the Business Plan: Design allows you to reinvent the way you interact with your customers
  3. Design is Tribes: Design is collaborative and social
  4. Design is Science-Driven: inspired by the beauty of nature.

There are also some hands-on components – a Hackathon and our 3DEXPERIENCE Playground.  Discover more about all of today’s happenings by reading this ‘best of’ set of Tweets.

Several of our speakers highlighted the lasting impact of Milan local Leonardo da Vinci – citing how, just like the Designs of today, his work drew inspiration from nature and science.


Keynote speaker – and TED Talk alumParag Khanna talked about the future of cities, and the role Design will play in developing the necessary infrastructure to handle explosive urban growth and in improving the experiences of citizens.


Dassault Systèmes’ Vice President of Design, Anne Asensio, took the stage with Honda/Acura’s Dave Marek and Teague’s John Barratt for a panel on why Design must – more than ever before – be considered as a strategic advantage.

Throughout the day, inspiring speakers from organizations including Copenhagen Institute Interaction Design, Delft Hyperloop, Freight Farms, Joby Aviation, Lunar,Meta, Nagoya City University Hospital, Nanyang Polytechnic, Rimac and SHoP Architects shared insights about the future of Design and the positive impact well-done Design can have on our world.  A sampling of their topics:

DS speakers also pointed out how many products Designed in our 3DEXPERIENCE platform are impacting the world.  In addition to the example below, 90% of the cars in the world are either engineered or built using the 3DEXPERIENCE platofrm and more than 2/3 of the consumer electronics like the ones most awarded at the Consumer Electronics Show are designed and built using DS solutions.


At the end of the day, Dassault Systèmes CEO and Vice Chairman Bernard Charlès and EVP and Chief Strategy Officer Monica Menghini took to the stage to share their perspectives on the critical role that Design plays in forming the experiences that can change our world.

During breaks and at the close of the day, attendees were able to hang out in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground to get a hands-on look at the trends and cutting-edge technology that can transform businesses for success in the Age of Experience.

In parting, here are a few reflections from attendees.

Check back tomorrow for a recap of the closing day, including the results of a 24-hour hackathon where 6 teams have been up all night competing to create the most innovative architectural design!  (Can’t wait? Steal a sneak peak of what they’ve been up to!)

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