From Experience and the Minds of Innovators Comes Modern Life
Energy and materials forms the basis for life, providing the raw materials for infrastructure for our cities and industry, electricity for our homes, and fertilizers for our food. They are the essential ingredients for all aspects of our lives. Pharmaceuticals, plastics, paints, and countless other necessities we depend on are all derived from petrochemicals. The smartphones we carry in our pockets contain more than 60 minerals mined from across the globe.
Throughout human history, innovators have tapped the raw materials of the earth to make the world we live in better. They have harnessed rivers, atoms, the sun and wind to provide energy, and are today working on modular power plants, energy sharing, deploying electric fleets in their operations, and on chemical formulations that will help plastics biodegrade.
We are entering a golden age of energy and materials innovation as technology is changing who can bring new ideas to market. Innovators like Minesto, who have dreamed a new way to capture sustainable energy by flying kites under the sea, are pushing long established players to transform their business models so they too can once again think and act like startups.
European Spallation Source is bringing together Neutron-based scientific research minds from around the world to shed light on some of nature’s greatest mysteries by analyzing the structure and dynamics of materials in ways other research techniques cannot. In areas such as energy, health, materials and the environment, scientists will utilize the multi-disciplinary research facility to see and understand atomic structures and forces.
New ways to collaborate and simulate are driving ideation, allowing concepts to be proven in the virtual world, making it possible to think outside of the box in ways that that would be prohibitive in the real one. We are witnessing increasingly interconnected value chains that are being drawn more closely together to enable new products and efficiencies to be discovered together by suppliers, constructors, makers, and end customers.
The power of experience is at the heart of the work being done by today’s pioneers in energy and materials. Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform is enabling them to see the world in new ways, through virtual universes that connect the dots between people, processes, and data so they can understand the past to navigate the future. With it, they experience the future today as they imagine, engineer, and deliver the possibilities of tomorrow.
Where will the next energy and materials breakthrough come from next, will you make it?
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