Company NewsDecember 12, 2023

2023 Year in Review: Green steel, urban farming and the circular economy

From The Jetsons family to our own Family Days, here are 10 of our Corporate Publishing team’s most popular stories in 2023.
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And just like that, we’ve reached the final days of 2023!

At Dassault Systèmes, we’re always looking ahead towards the future, but we’d like to take some time to look back on some of your favorite stories from the past year: the Corporate Publishing team’s 10 most popular, according to you, our readers. 

From recreating world monuments more sustainably to rebuilding cities damaged by war to exploring vital innovations in medicine, this year our stories celebrated the range of creative applications of virtual twin technology. By highlighting emerging solutions to address global food insecurity, manufacturing pollution and opportunities to eliminate waste, we hoped to leave our readers feeling inspired and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Whether you’re discovering these stories for the first time, or taking another look back at one of your favorites–thank you for joining us on another meaningful adventure.

1. 10 things “The Jetsons” got right

Since its premiere 60 years ago, The Jetsons, an American cartoon set in 2062, has captivated the world with glimpses of a fictional high-tech future that continue to influence our visions of tomorrow. From everyday tools like flat screen TVs and video calls to inventions like flying cars and 3D printed food, we took a closer look at 10 predictions from The Jetsons that have already come true, or those that are closer around the corner than you might think.

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2. Inspiring the next generation, family style

At Dassault Systèmes, one of our favorite events of the year is sharing our work with our loved ones at Family Day. From interactive exhibits around our headquarters in Vélizy to an enchanted Disney-themed extravaganza in Krakow to a time capsule machine in Osaki, learn more about the creative celebrations our offices around the world hosted for the people in our lives who inspire us every day.

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3. 6 examples of the circular economy in action

Global initiatives to embrace the circular economy are essential to preserving our planet’s resources and establishing a sustainable future through creative repurposing of waste. Check out six ways that corporations like Coca-Cola and Renault are reducing their carbon footprint by embracing practices of the circular economy.

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4. Singapore engineers a future free of urban food insecurity

Once rated the most food secure nation in the world, challenges of importing food during the pandemic caused Singapore to encounter shortages. With only 1% of its land available for farming, learn more about how urban farming initiatives are helping to feed the people of Singapore.

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5. Sustainable infrastructure and cities: Building Tomorrow, starting today

How can we reimagine the construction process for a major world monument in order to determine how to build more sustainably in the future? By exploring the process of building the Eiffel Tower in 2023, rather than 1887, the Building Tomorrow project sought answers to this question using virtual twins. Learn more about their fascinating work and the valuable takeaways from the experiment.

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6. What is green steel? The next big thing in manufacturing

Although steel is a sustainable material, its standard manufacturing process entails significant environmental pollution. Learn more about how green steel, which is produced using hydrogen, could be the key to reaching net-zero carbon emissions.

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7. Rebuilding Ukraine’s cities using virtual twins

Amidst the ongoing loss and destruction of war, Ukraine must consider innovative strategies in the process of rebuilding its urban communities. Learn more about the role of virtual twins in helping Ukraine restore its cities and revitalize them to be stronger and more sustainable than ever before.

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8. What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

What does it mean for corporations to be socially responsible? By mitigating issues like environmental damage, poverty and gender equality, learn more about how corporate commitments to improve the world have the potential to make a lasting impact on our communities. 

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9. 4 pillars of virtual twins in the Healthcare Industry

From surgical simulations to comprehensive 3D health records, virtual twins are acting as a catalyst for some major innovations in healthcare. Learn more about how digital simulations are helping doctors provide patients with more efficient, high-tech, and personalized treatments for a healthier tomorrow.

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10. What is the circular economy?

In 2023, the circular economy was an important initiative that we focused on exploring. For those who might not be familiar with the concept, here’s everything you need to know about the circular economy, and how you can stimulate it through strategic repurposing of materials.

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So that’s a wrap on our most popular stories from 2023. We can’t wait to share another chapter of great stories with you in 2024!

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