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May 10, 2023
FORGE is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to support FORGE’s startups and innovators. FORGE is a nonprofit that helps connect innovators with nearby manufacturing resources to help bring new products to market and keep supply chains local, the nonprofit reports. Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups program provides free software, training and co-marketing resources to eligible startups. In addition to offering those resources to FORGE’s network of startups, Dassault Systèmes will hold office hours and host rocket pitches.
“Design and engineering software is an essential part of the design process. Dassault Systèmes’ tools and mentorship will be so valuable to our community,” FORGE executive director Laura Teicher says.
“We help startups through one of the most important phases of product development, prototyping,” says Suchit Jain, vice president, strategy and business development, 3DEXPERIENCE Works, Dassault Systèmes. “Meanwhile, FORGE helps startups move from prototyping to scale manufacturing too. By combining our expertise and resources, we can empower startups with the capabilities to unlock new opportunities for innovation.”
FORGE’s Partner Network
To continue advancing its vision, FORGE relies on a group of committed partners. These partners invest time and expertise in helping to educate and guide startups through prototype to manufacturing at scale.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.