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Industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and health care to food and materials all depend on scientists’ ability to understand and manipulate molecules. Since 2003, when the human genome was mapped, genetic information has become an important factor in targeting molecules for life science research.

But as our understanding deepens and expands, the challenges of scientific innovation become more complex. Compass explores the new tools and techniques scientists are using to innovate today – and how Scientific Innovation in the Age of Experience may change our futures.

A word from our CEO

Science is a product of imagination. Of guided imagination. Because science – like art – does not imitate nature. It transcends it. It does not consist simply of deducing theories from collected data. The scientific process always starts with the invention of a possible world. Imagination in science is guided by logic, by the rules of mathematics or physics, critical thinking and experimentation.

Let’s bear in mind that imagination is the creative faculty of the mind to form and connect images. Scientific innovation, more often than not, stems from an analogy, a metaphor or mental association. Evoking images, connecting ideas, experimenting solutions and confronting the possible with the real are the pillars of disruptive and sustainable scientific innovation. This is also the source of the innovative power of virtual worlds: they are where imagination and action meet.

Bernard Charlès
Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Dassault Systèmes

La méthode scientifique

Les nouvelles technologies révolutionnent la recherche

Modéliser la vie

Explorer et prédire : la simulation au service de la science

Des matériaux reliftés

La modélisation numérique accélère le développement de substances dotées de propriétés exceptionnelles

ALAIN BERNARD, Vice Président des Opérations Techniques, GPS, UCB SA

La voix de l’expérience

Alain Bernard, Vice-président des opérations techniques, GPS (Gouvernance & priorisation et liaison scientifique), UCB SA

Avis d’expert

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