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The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab at the Dassault Systèmes Boston Campus Is Now Open!

On May 30th, 2017, the 3DS Boston Campus welcomed more than 200 guests for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab. 


During the event, Dassault Systèmes Executives shared their vision for the 3DEXEPERIENCE Lab as guests later observed live demos of sophisticated machines across the facility. The Lab, set up in collaboration with MIT's Center for Bits & Atoms, is focused on empowering communities of innovators in the US by offering them access to digital fabrication tools in a state-of-theart Fab Lab and to 3D Modeling and Simulation tools via Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

3DEXPERIENCE Lab is composed of a Startup Accelerator and a Fab Lab - two complementary programs that work in tandem to push the envelope of Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Accelerator program facilitates early to mid-stage startups by providing them access to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform along with technical and business mentoring to help turn their ideas into businesses.  

The Fab Lab provides the 3DS community with a new digital fabrication space that employs the best-in-class computer-controlled tools and processes to make 'almost anything'. It is a sophisticated laboratory for co-developing future hardware-software interfaces with MIT that shrink the gap between digital and physical design. The Fab Lab further welcomes local schools, STEM organizations, makers, and Dassault Systèmes customers and partners to engage in projects that challenge the boundaries of Innovation.

Welcome to the FACC Carolinas

Who we are? The FACC Carolinas is a not-for-profit organization serving both North and South Carolina.

Our mission is to foster business relationships between France and the United States as well as to serve the ongoing business needs of corporate and individual members throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

How do we do that? The FACC Carolinas achieves these objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and by offering international business services to its members.

Chamber News

Thomas Prieur
Business Development

Thomas has 20 years of experience in economic development in France and will bring his professionalism and connections to assist the growing network of the French American Chamber of Commerce. 
Thomas earned a master's degree in economics and successively worked in both the Annecy and Lyon areas.

He later worked as the Workforce and Economic Development Director in ViennAgglo until he decided to move with his family to North Carolina. He is currently immersing himself in the English language and taking a course on community and economic development at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. 
We are delighted that he joined our team as Business Development Director. His focus will be to help us improve our ties with the French business and economic networks in North Carolina and to strengthen our presence with local economic and French development agencies.

Part-time Volunteer Internships

The FACC Carolinas is seeking conscientious college students or recent graduates who would like to join our mission as a part-time volunteer. Interested candidates will:

  • Commit to learning new skills and assisting the Executive Director and the Administrative Coordinator in the daily operations of this non-profit, member-supported business association.
  • Promote a positive image of the FACC to raise our visibility in the community.
  • Embrace a variety of responsibilities which include working in a small office environment with a strong entrepreneurial business spirit. Increasing levels of responsibility based upon successful completion of assigned tasks and duties.

 For more information, follow this link.

1 EUR1.16 USD

Contact us - Contactez-nous

French American Chamber of Commerce
of the Carolinas


PO Box 291077
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (7O4) 75O-9977

Français - English
General inquiries : Sabine

Executive Director : Jean-Louis

Why not North and South Carolina?

Pourquoi pas les Etats de la Caroline du nord et du sud ?

Jean-Louis VANDERSTRAETEN, Directeur Général de la CCIF Caroline du Nord - Caroline du Sud évoque le climat des affaires aux États-Unis et les secteurs porteurs de la région.




Companies that support the FACC Carolinas

    • Actemium
    • Aleph Wines
    • Aplix
    • Areva
    • BOMAG Americas
    • Beneteau
    • Biomerieux
    • CRDA
    • Cafe Monte
    • Charles River
    • Charlotte Regional Partnership
    • Dassault Systemes
    • FPL Food, LLC
    • Faircloth Farms
    • GE REnewable
    • Grapevine Distributors
    • Haynsworth
    • Imex Management
    • Nesa
    • Oglee - Deakins
    • Parker Poe
    • REEL USA
    • SKEMA
    • Saati
    • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    • Speech Advantage
    • Technekes
    • Vossloh
    • Wells Fargo
    • Woodlane
    • Xytel