Paris 2017: Dassault Systèmes, AVIC create Sino-French Innovation Centre
The Centre will introduce advanced digital technologies across the entire development cycle, “creating a new model for the aviation industry”
Dassault Systèmes and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) have signed a contract to establish a Sino-French Industry Joint Innovation Centre that will operate across the complex system lifecycle specific to the aviation industry and its entire industrial chain.
The signing of this cooperation agreement is another major step forward since the signing of an MoU by the two parties in March of this year. Dassault Systèmes and AVIC will strive to make the centre a major pillar of the "Made in China 2025" and “Industrie du Futur” cooperation framework through sustained investment by both companies.
The Sino-French Industry Joint Innovation Centre will be located in the China Aviation Industry Science and Technology Park of Zhongguancun, Beijing. As of now, both China and France have completed the Innovation Centre’s top-level design.
The centre will focus on applying resources from both companies to create an innovation ecosystem spanning industry, academia, researchers and users. The aim is to facilitate the introduction of advanced digital technologies to transform the traditional design-manufacture-test model into a new design-virtual synthesis-digital manufacture-physical manufacture model.
The centre will serve as an incubator for innovative technologies to be used by China’s manufacturing industry, helping to guide and drive China’s industrial transformation.
Dassault Systèmes and AVIC have been working together for almost 30 years and have built an expertise center and a sector for product lifecycle management (PLM) technology support and services.