ArcelorMittal has inaugurated its first Digital Lab, located in Dunkirk in Nord in France, near its largest steel production site in Europe, with the support of local, regional and national public authorities. The Digital Lab will bring together other manufacturers, start-ups, universities and local digital players, with the aim of bringing the best of digital innovation to the steel industry and accelerating ArcelorMittal's digital transformation. The ArcelorMittal Digital Lab will open its doors in September in a completely renovated building in the heart of Dunkirk, covering more than 2,700 square meters and serving asA co-development centre to work with partners (major groups, start-ups, digital companies, universities and colleges) on projects at the heart of ArcelorMittal's digital strategyA training centre for new professions, new technologies, and digital culture, for ArcelorMittal employees and for external peopleA venue for co-hosting conferences and events ArcelorMittal Digital Lab in Dunkirk will focus in particular on three subjectsSafety at workEnergyEnvironment Within the Lab, ArcelorMittal will benefit from the contribution of other major industrial companies to carry out joint projects, such as Engie, for energy efficiency, Suez for water consumption management in factories and Ericsson for 5G mobile connectivity. Partnerships with start-ups will also be developed within the ArcelorMittal Digital Lab, for example on energy optimisation with Ultiwatt, virtual reality and augmented reality with Immersion, autonomous vehicles with EasyMile, and digital management of quality-safety-environment audits with SymaleaN. Finally, the ArcelorMittal Digital Lab will welcome students from partner schools and universities such as Arts & Métiers, Ecole Polytechnique and the Université du Littoral Côté d'Opale The ArcelorMittal Digital Lab in Dunkirk isA 2,700 square meter site, dedicated to digital activities and researchCan host up to 200 peopleFive co-working rooms, three immersion rooms including one for virtual reality and one 200m² creativity roomOne auditorium for training, conferences and meetings (up to 60 people) and remote meetings135 screens including 12 giant screens and 11 large touch screensTwo Internet access providers and four 1 Gbps Internet linesTwo WiFi controllers, 13 WiFi terminals384 network ports, 750 patch cords and more than 35 km of network cables In the autumn, ArcelorMittal will inaugurate its second Digital Lab in Moselle, next to its Florange plant. The main scope of this second ArcelorMittal Digital Lab will be big data, quality and maintenance.