(Bridget Butler Millsaps – 3dprint.com) – India: Dassault Systèmes Continues to Encourage Youth & Startups in 3D Printing
Dassault Systèmes obviously has a strong world view from the perspective of industry. They’ve created an impressive framework for working with businesses in many different countries, allowing them to strengthen that competitive edge with the use of famed SOLIDWORKS software and 3DExperience, a digital software solution platform. The France-based company has also had their eye on educating the younger generations for a while now in regards to 3D design and 3D printing. This mission extends further to numerous startups around the globe that hold the future of business in their hands.
India has been a strong focus for Dassault Systèmes. It became clear last year that they would be encouraging the country’s startups on to success by playing a role in the Startup India Initiative. The data would indicate that this is a smart move, as it is predicted by market intelligence solutions firm 6Wresearch that India’s 3D printing industry will be worth over $62 million by 2022. Dassault Systèmes is obviously making a good investment in the future, investing in those who will help it grow significantly: the youth.
“We are bullish on India when it comes to training and nurturing young start-ups working in the 3D-printing space. We are willing to invest more in the country’s 3D ecosystem with opening up more training centres and bringing the young start-up community under our wings,” Suchit Jain, Vice President (Strategy and Business Development), SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes, said in a recent interview.
SOLIDWORKS, a CAD and CAE program that runs on Microsoft Windows, is highly prevalent in mechanical engineering schools in India.
“We are the second-largest CAD player in India in terms of market share. Several mechanical engineering students in universities like IIT-Bombay and IIT-Madras are using SOLIDWORKS. Some universities even have SOLIDWORKS incubator programme,” said Kishore Boyalakuntla, Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management and SOLIDWORKS. “SOLIDWORKS is in India to help enterprises, universities. Indians are manufacturing a lot — in medical, aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics and consumer devices. For us, India is the fastest growing market and we wish to double our SOLIDWORKS business in the country in next three years.”
Dassault Systèmes is obviously already heavily entrenched in India. Along with an R&D center in Pune, they also have 30 resellers in India, offering SOLIDWORKS training facilities. (…)
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