La Fondation Dassault Systèmes leverages the power of experience to transform the way we learn and discover, and ultimately stretch the limits of knowledge for the benefit of all.
Bernard CharlèsLa Fondation Honorary Chairman
Serving science, technology and art for a sustainable society, Dassault Systèmes strives to transform the way inventors innovate with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform that connects designers, engineers, business entities and consumers in a new social enterprise. La Fondation is actively contributing to transforming the learning experience by offering academic and research institutions opportunities to leverage the power of experience to transform the way people interact with, and discover, the world around them.
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OUR PHILOSOPHY

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes believes that 3D virtual technology facilitates learning and comprehension more than traditional paper books and whiteboards. With 3D, schools can better prepare students for future careers and research institutions can take a new approach to discover innovative solutions.  

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes helps research and academic institutions leverage the power of 3D virtual worlds to stretch the limits of knowledge and to invent new ways to pass this knowledge on to current and future generations of thinkers, inventors, builders and leaders.

By changing the way people learn, undiscovered talents can be revealed and dreams realized. Through its contribution, La Fondation Dassault Systèmes  strives to instill in women and men a passion for engineering, science and digital technologies so that they may forge a more intelligent and welcoming society and build a better world. 

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La Fondation recipients tell their stories

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes supports innovative projects related to education, research, or intellectual heritage that benefit the general public. Eligible projects are supported three ways:

Contribution of funds for approved projects.
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Announcing La Fondation Dassault Systèmes in India

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes was first launched in Europe in November 2015. Any project leader based in the European Community or the European Union is eligible to apply. La Fondation was extended to the United States in May 2017 and to India in February 2018. Now, any project leader based in the US and in India can also apply to receive support for developing 3D teaching and research best practices and content that can be translated into course materials, teaching methods and research methods.

Discover the Dassault Systèmes US Foundation
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Bernard Charlès
Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes
Honorary Chairman, La Fondation
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GOVERNANCE

Each board of directors oversees implantation of the La Fondation’s strategic vision in its designed area and oversees implementation in its designated geographical area. The Board reviews the recommendations of the local Project Selection Committee and makes the final decisions on which projects to support. It holds several meetings per year. 

Each Project Selection Committee examines and selects projects for its designated geographical area according to established selection criteria. Meeting several times per year, they emit recommendations which allow the Board of Directors to make its decisions. 

Europe

EUROPE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bernard Charlès
Bernard Charlès
Honorary Chairman
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes
Thibault De Tersant
Thibault De Tersant
President
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Dassault Systèmes
  • Laurence Barthès
    Member of the Board
    Executive Vice President, Chief People and Information Officer, Dassault Systèmes
  • Philippe Forestier
    Member of the Board
    Executive Vice President, Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes

Project Selection Committee

  • Marie-Pierre Aulas
    Executive Director, La Fondation Dassault Systèmes, Dassault Systèmes
  • Patrick Johnson
    Science Corporate Research Vice President, Dassault Systèmes
  • Thierry Collet
    Global Academia & Education Vice President, Dassault Systèmes
  • Valérie Ferret
    Director Public Affairs & Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes
  • Hervé Andorre
    Culture & Management Vice President, Dassault Systèmes
United States of America

USA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bernard Charlès
Bernard Charlès
Honorary Chairman
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes
Al Bunshaft
Al Bunshaft
President
Senior Vice President, Global Affairs, North America, Dassault Systèmes
  • Thibault De Tersant
    Member of the Board
    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Dassault Systèmes
  • Scott Berkey
    Member of the Board
    SIMULIA CEO, Dassault Systèmes
  • Deborah Dean
    Member of the Board
    Americas General Counsel & Vice President, Dassault Systèmes
  • Rich Arco
    Member of the Board
    Americas HR Vice President, Dassault Systèmes

Project Selection Committee

  • Isabelle Estebe
    Executive Director, The Dassault Systèmes US Foundation, Dassault Systèmes
  • Patrick Johnson
    Science Corporate Research Vice President, Dassault Systèmes
  • Marie-Pierre Aulas
    Executive Director, La Fondation Dassault Systèmes, Dassault Systèmes
  • Bruce Engelmann
    SIMULIA R&D Vice President & CTO, Dassault Systèmes
  • Marie Planchard
    Education & Early Engagement Director, Dassault Systèmes