Dassault Systèmes in South Africa

March 27, 2012

Dassault Systèmes, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and French Ministry of Education create Innovation Centre for Product Lifecycle Management. Africa’s First Product Lifecycle Management Competency Center (PLMCC) Brings 3D Industry Experience to University, Boosts Education in Digital Innovation.

PARIS and CAPE TOWN (South Africa) – March 27, 2012 – Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa and the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, inaugurated an Innovation Centre for PLM Education on CPUT's campus in Bellville.

The Centre will focus on various application domains of PLM and specifically develop new educational methods adapted to the strong competency expectations of the globalized industries and R&D institutions in South Africa, particularly within the automotive and aerospace industries. This platform will enable the reform of engineering curricula and act as an integrating agent for multidisciplinary R&D. It will also provide a networking capability for integrated learning projects conducted between geographically dispersed teams. Read More