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A global transformation toward sustainable innovation

Like the Renaissance in Europe,

Industry Renaissance is poised to set humanity’s trajectory soaring.

What’s behind the revolution? And how can everyone participate?

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When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1439, he made mass-produced books possible for the first time. . . and changed the course of history. The knowledge captured in books set humanity on a new trajectory toward progress and innovation.

Today, another transformational renaissance is emerging. This renaissance – Industry Renaissance – will disrupt not only every industry but every sector, including education.

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Industry Renaissance is emerging from an unprecedented convergence of transformative technologies that have created the necessary conditions for this global progression:

  • Virtual worlds support users in testing and perfecting ideas for new experiences quickly, inexpensively and safely. Once an experience is implemented in the real world, virtual worlds help users analyze IoT-delivered data in context, adding to their existing knowledge and know-how and refining/improving the experience.
  • Made-for-cloud digital experience platforms enable users to leverage knowledge and know-how through virtual worlds. Although virtual worlds have been used by industry leaders for years, digital experience platforms are the key to harnessing their full potential. Accessed via the cloud, digital experience platforms allow even the smallest organization to transform an industry – or create an entirely new one. 
  • Platform-based marketplaces facilitate locating, hiring and collaborating with functional specialists and contractor manufacturers anywhere in the world, in minutes.

By eliminating the need for massive amounts of upfront capital, made-for-cloud business experience platforms empower even the smallest organization to transform an industry – or create an entirely new one. Today’s global leaders, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba and Uber deliver superior experiences without any manufacturing capabilities. Industry Renaissance accelerates and cements this trend.


Because superior mastery of knowledge and know-how is the new competitive differentiator, Industry Renaissance will transform education as well as commerce. Market demands are changing so quickly that, for businesses to find the skills they need and provide career stability to their employees, they must become education centers. Here, too, virtual worlds, made-for-cloud digital experience platforms and marketplaces have significant roles to play.

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Virtual worlds deliver relevant knowledge and know-how to workers, presenting it as powerful and intuitive virtual experiences. This makes them ideal vehicles for mentoring employees in performing today’s tasks and mastering tomorrow’s. Continuing education, therefore, can become an inherent part of workers’ daily activities, equipping them for fast-evolving roles through experience-based learning, providing employment stability and ensuring that employers can organically grow their workers’ skills.

Ideally, each industrial sector will collaborate with educators and governmental leaders to create networks of formal and vocational training in knowledge and know-how delivered via virtual worlds.


Dassault Systèmes works with international organizations, small startups and individual inventors, all of whom are creating new categories of experiences for new categories of customers. As such, it is logical that we would be the first to recognize the powerful and disruptive trend we have dubbed Industry Renaissance.

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Moreover, only the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform integrates all of the technologies and capabilities that leverage the knowledge and know-how used to create virtual worlds into one cohesive, federated, single-data-model, end-to-end innovation environment that connects the dots from concept to delivery. And only the 3DEXPERIENCE platform incorporates a dedicated B2B marketplace that is already the world’s largest factory. The Marketplace also is a resource for identifying and collaborating with experts in every discipline, connecting them into customized value networks and enabling them to collaborate seamlessly via the platform.

Together, these capabilities position Dassault Systèmes as the leading catalyst and enabler of Industry Renaissance.

"Dassault Systèmes, Catalyst and Enabler of the Industry Renaissance"

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