Innove partners with RMIT University Vietnam to cultivate Vietnam’s next generation of digitally capable engineers for Industry 4.0.
Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS Education Partner, Innove Technology Development Ltd (“Innove”), is collaborating with RMIT Vietnam to give students a competitive edge in 3D engineering design and simulation.
The two organisations signed a strategic agreement last week in Ho Chi Minh City, which 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 to be a base for further collaboration between the University, Innove and their industry partners.
In addition, Innove is 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 end of 2020.
Associate Professor Eric Dimla , Head of RMIT Vietnam’s School of Science & Technology, says 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 the best-in-class software tools to ensure that they are digitally capable when they graduate,” he says. “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.”
Khoi Nguyen Tho, Technical Director of Innove, continues: “The agreement will give students experience of real project work using Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS software. We are excited to be working with RMIT to nurture these digital-ready skills for Vietnam’s future workforce and cultivate the passion for innovation.”
The announcement of the strategic agreement coincides with the launch of SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day 2019 event series in Vietnam, an annual program that brings together industry thought leaders from SOLIDWORKS user communities across 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 globalised economy, as observed by Chevy Kok, Territory Sales Manager, ASEAN-North Professional Solutions, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes.
“Being innovative and the ability to adapt fast is vital in the digital business world. 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,” Mr Kok said.
“With digitised processes, companies can test and launch products faster and win the speed-to-market game. 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.”
For more information:
SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day 2019 event series in Vietnam and other countries across Asia Pacific South, go to https://blogs.3ds.com/apsouth/swid2019/.
Details on the top user-requested features, new capabilities and enhancements included in the SOLIDWORKS 2019 portfolio: https://launch.solidworks.com.
About RMIT Vietnam
RMIT University Vietnam is the Asian campus of Melbourne-based RMIT University. Starting with just over 30 students in 2001 in Ho Chi Minh City, and then in Hanoi in 2004, RMIT Vietnam now boasts a dynamic student body of over 6000 at both campuses. RMIT Vietnam offers programs in the business, technology, and creative areas, and boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to break new ground in their areas of interest.
Innove Technology Development Ltd, is founded in Vietnam by a group of experts cumulating more than 50 years of experience in PLM consulting, Product design and manufacturing support for customers all around the world (Japan, Europe, US, Vietnam). Our area of expertise covered a large range of industries from automotive, aerospace to consumer goods. We are helping our customers in Vietnam to make the best from their investment in SOLIDWORKS via technology transfer and continually improve many of their design and manufacturing process.
Innove is also the local partner of Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS to promote and support SOLIDWORKS and partners’ products in Vietnam.
Further media information and interview:
Ms Le Mong Thuy, Senior Communications Coordinator, RMIT University Vietnam
P (84.28) 3776 1386