Creativity, Collaboration and Co-creation via the Cloud

Many start-ups have great ideas but they lack both the resources to invest in the necessary software and hardware as well as the know-how about the mass producing needed to bring their ideas to the market. That’s where ABBALab, Inc., a Tokyo-based incubator comes into play.

This seed accelerator supports manufacturing start-ups – specifically those working in support of the Internet of Things (IoT) – by investing in their prototyping projects.  ABBALab provides a range of services from funding to technical infrastructure to the expert guidance that start-ups need to achieve their goals.

One of the first applicants based their participation on having access to CATIA for 3D design.  As they noted, “If we didn’t have CATIA, we wouldn’t be able to express ourselves.”

ABBALab therefore adopted CATIA and later upgraded to the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Having the technology on the cloud opens up a lot of possibilities for co-creation since there are no restraints of working in specific locations and that all data is centrally-stored, rather than on local servers.

Users around the world now have access to the most up-to-date information for new projects at any time. By sharing the data in open-source packages and remotely chatting with other users, all team members can quickly get on the same page. Another benefit of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud is the ease with which collaborative relationships for joint development can be formed and expertise can be passed on.

In the end, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud supports ABBALab’s aim to support companies that want to develop quality hardware whose value for customers speaks for itself. People across the globe are able to successfully tap into their creativity and make their ideas come to life.

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Alyssa Ross

Alyssa Ross

Alyssa is a Communications Director on the Dassault Systèmes Corporate Publishing team. She’s been part of DS for over 18 years, in roles ranging from public relations to marketing programs. Twitter: @DS_Alyssa