Dassault Systèmes has announced that it is helping define and drive the digital transformation of industry in Japan as part of the “Year of Franco-Japanese Innovation” initiative.
Launched in Tokyo in October by the prime ministers of France and Japan, the initiative is designed to support cooperation between the two countries on innovation and scientific excellence.
Yesterday, Dassault Systèmes hosted a “Manufacturing in the Age of Experience” event in Tokyo, which brought together thought leaders and C-level executives from across Japan to address the challenges that Japanese industry is facing and their collective vision for its future.
The idea behind the initiative is to explore how the use of virtual design, simulation, manufacturing and collaboration applications can help revitalise innovation, enable the shift from mass production to mass customisation, encourage an open innovation platform and create new ecosystems with fab labs that will boost the local economy.
As one of the largest industrial countries in the world, Japan is now embarking on a five-year program to embrace new digital concepts that can revolutionise industrial processes such as mass customisation.
“The digital revolution that has taken place in design will soon take place at the manufacturing level and, by leveraging the possibilities offered by virtual universes, manufacturing can create a sustainable future,” explained Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Industrial innovation integrates multiple digital concepts that are changing existing processes and creating a dynamic, holistic and more sustainable production model, including system-driven and interconnected production environments based on manufacturing-as-a-service, additive manufacturing and the use of new materials.
"Dassault Systèmes is participating in approximately 50 manufacturing programs around the world, including in Japan, to help bring together industrial and research ecosystems, combine their respective skills and focus their investments.”