Los Angeles, Feb 7

Global 3D software design company Dassault Systemes on Tuesday announced that it will extend its 3DEXPERIENCE Lab open innovation laboratory and start-up accelerator to North America.

Start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, makers and individuals from industrial innovation departments or research laboratories will have access to the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform, technical skills, mentoring and a global ecosystem.

"By expanding the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab to North America, we hope to continue the tradition of invention by offering entrepreneurs, makers and start-ups unique resources to work on disruptive innovations, leverage collective intelligence and create an impact on society," said Bruno Latchague, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations (Americas), Dassault Systemes.

He made the announcement at the annual four-day SOLIDWORKS World 2017 conference, being attended by over 5,000 engineers and designers at the Los Angeles Convention Centre here.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab will also house a new digital fabrication space designed and set up in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Centre for Bits and Atoms.

In this Fab Lab, innovators can use state-of-the art computer-controlled tools and processes to create product prototypes or refine their product ideas.

First launched in Europe in November 2015, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab offers open innovation to foster entrepreneurship.

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