REANDA-NEWS. September 06, 2016. ESI Group , leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries worldwide, announces its participation in the "Industry of the Future" program, led by the French government. ESI will provide its unique capabilities in support of the digitalization of the industry, virtualization, and the Internet of Things. Notably ESI's Virtual Reality solution, IC.IDO , perfectly illustrates how digital technologies can be used to increase industrial competitiveness from product design to product development, product marketing, maintenance, and to optimize production.

On May 23, the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, Emmanuel Macron, celebrated the first anniversary of this program, a pillar of the broader New Industrial France project. The French government has allocated €1.9 billion in funding to support the development of a cutting-edge technological offering, with a focus on the following:
· Digitization, virtualization and the Internet of Things
· Man's place in the factory, robotics, enhanced reality
· Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
· Monitoring and control
· Composites, new materials and assembly
· Automated systems and robotics