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Solidworks Innovation Day 2019 launched

Released at: 14:12, 30/09/2018

Solidworks Innovation Day 2019 launched

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Innove partners with RMIT University Vietnam to cultivate Vietnam's next generation of digitally capable engineers for Industry 4.0.

by Khanh Chi

Dassault Systèmes’ Solidworks’ education partner, Innove Technology Development Ltd., is collaborating with RMIT Vietnam to give students a competitive edge in 3D engineering design and simulation.

The two organizations signed a strategic agreement a few days ago in Ho Chi Minh City that includes a deal to deliver Solidworks’ education software to support RMIT’s new engineering curriculum.

The strategic partnership, announced during the launch of Solidworks Innovation Day 2019 in Vietnam, will underpin a range of initiatives, including the development of a specialist engineering training curriculum integrating Solidworks software and plans to establishment RMIT as a Solidworks Certification Provider. These initiatives aim to eventually extend RMIT’s training capacity to industry and be a base for further collaboration between the university, Innove, and their industry partners. 

Innove is also planning to work with RMIT to develop a comprehensive Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) program integrating Solidworks software for primary and secondary schools in Vietnam. The expected commencement of this planned STEM program is the end of 2020.

Associate Professor Eric Dimla, Head of RMIT Vietnam’s School of Science & Technology, said the strategic agreement gives students a huge advantage as they enter the workforce. 

“Part of our wider education strategy at RMIT is to train students with best-in-class software tools to ensure they are digitally capable when they graduate,” he said. “This partnership gives them the opportunity to become proficient in innovative engineering design technology as Vietnam develops its digital economy in the context of Industry 4.0.”

“The agreement will give students experience in real project work using Dassault Systèmes’ Solidworks software,” said Mr. Nguyen Tho Khoi, Technical Director of Innove. “We are excited to be working with RMIT to nurture these digital-ready skills for Vietnam’s future workforce and cultivate a passion for innovation.”

The announcement of the strategic agreement coincides with the launch of Solidworks Innovation Day 2019 in Vietnam, an annual program that brings together industry thought leaders from Solidworks’ user communities around the country to experience the new tools of the Solidworks 2019 edition.

Solidworks 2019 will introduce new features to help Vietnamese engineers improve their product development processes to bring their innovative products into production faster. Speed-to-market is essential in today’s fast-paced globalized economy, as observed by Mr. Chevy Kok, Territory Sales Manager, ASEAN-North Professional Solutions, Asia Pacific South, at Dassault Systèmes.

“Being innovative and the ability to adapt fast is vital in the digital business world,” he said. “The speed-to-market factor gives businesses a huge competitive factor when it comes to innovation, as it enables them to reach consumers first and dominate the market.”

“With digitized processes, companies can test and launch products faster and win the speed-to-market game,” he added. “That is why engineers trained with the latest digital technologies for product design are in huge demand. We wish RMIT and Innove great success in this strategic partnership and look forward to seeing a whole new generation of digitally competent engineering talent emerging from this program.”

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