PUNE, MH, India, Oct 6, 2021 – Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with NITI Aayog’s flagship initiative, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to support various current and future initiatives of AIM programs and AIM beneficiaries in India. The AIM beneficiaries include Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), AIM incubators (AICs and EICs), Atal Community Innovation Centres (ACIC), grantees under Atal New India Challenge (ANIC), and Atal Research & Innovation for Small Enterprise (ARISE). With an aim to promote innovation and entrepreneurship amongst aspiring engineers, this program will act as a catalyst for an open innovation collaboration to accelerate disruptive innovation in the community.
The ‘Statement of Intent’ features six aspects of engagement between Dassault Systemes and NITI Aayog.
- Access to Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab start-up acceleration program to selected AIM start-ups
- Mentorship to selected AIM start-ups for capability building of their products
- 3DEXPERIENCE Lab related global community access to selected AIM start-ups
- Industry connect for selected AIM start-ups with Dassault Systemes’ worldwide customers, partners and technology collaborators as and when applicable
- Participation of selected AIM start-ups in Dassault Systemes national and global events
- Organization and participation in joint events, hackathons, challenges with AIM and NITI Aayog
“This Statement of Intent is yet another testament to our commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. It is a win-win partnership and earmarks the expanding ecosystem of AIM in the country across all the beneficiaries”, said Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission. “This initiative will open a new window for select Indian startups as they get access to the Dassault Systemes global start up ecosystem- their accelerator program and a chance to connect with peers, industry experts, engineers, designers and be a part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, which I must say I am very excited about because of its ability to accelerate startups, and with community worldwide.
“The engagement with AIM is the beginning of a long term relationship that reinforces our commitment to nurture an ecosystem of makers, innovators in the country. Our engagement with AIM will further strengthen on our common objectives on how startups can leverage technology,industry best practices and policies driven by the Government,” said Deepak NG, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systemes.” He added, “Our 3DEXPERIENCE lab will give access to technology and community for emerging startups in new domains like electric vehicles, batteries and charging infrastructure, medical devices, energy & materials sector and even to frugal innovators providing sustainable solutions for the industry of the future.”
About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 290,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
About Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog is the Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country and was setup in 2016. Towards this end AIM has taken a holistic approach to ensure creation of a problem-solving innovative mindset in schools and creating an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in universities, research institutions, private and MSME sectors. All the initiatives of AIM are currently monitored and managed systematically using real-time MIS systems and dynamic dashboards. AIM is also currently having its programs reviewed by third party agencies for ensuring continuous improvements.
For more information, visit https://aim.gov.in/index.php.