Dassault Systèmes, a leading global software company, is continuing its ambitious work in the space industry with its latest partnership with the European Space Agency, according to David Ziegler, vice president for aerospace and defence.

The company, known for its expertise in 3D design and simulation solutions, is set to revolutionise the way humans explore and interact with space. Leveraging its technological prowess, Dassault Systèmes aims to contribute to the development of innovative space technologies and solutions.

Accelerating new space startups

Dassault Systèmes and the European Space Agency will collaborate to nurture and accelerate new space startups within ESA’s Business Incubation Centres network in Europe by providing them with technology, mentoring and networking support to develop their innovations.

The agreement is looking to build upon an existing partnership established in Germany in 2022 between ESA BIC Bavaria and Dassault Systèmes, with a view to extend it to other ESA BICs.

Ziegler said: “We are really thrilled to have signed a letter of intent with the European Space Agency – together we will provide our technology, the virtual twin experiences, to all the startups so that they can unleash sustainable innovation. Concretely, it means that we will provide the technology to all the startups that want to participate into the new Space Academy.”

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab

Dassault Systèmes – through its 3DEXPERIENCE Lab open innovation laboratory – and ESA will drive new levels of innovation in the sector by providing startups within the ESA BIC network with access to Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud.

The platform offers new ways to conceptualise, design, manufacture, test, certify and sustain new space vehicles.

Startups will benefit from applications to engineer their projects in a 3D virtual environment, and streamline collaboration within teams and with a network of mentors worldwide.
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