Recently , a group of students from both the Delft University of Technology as well as the Royal Naval College in Den Helder, the Netherlands, got familiar with the NAVAIS concept during a visit to Dassault Systèmes in France. The students enrolled in either a Marine Technology Master at Delft University or the Marine Engineering course at the Royal Netherlands Naval College received an overview of the goals and content of the NAVAIS project. In addition, the group was able to experiment with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its integration in different projects. NAVAIS will, in the course of the project, intensify the cooperation with educational institutes and universities, by providing cases for integration in lesson materials to ensure that future talent of the sector is aware of the most recent trends in shipbuilding. Finally, NAVAIS intends to raise the interest of youngsters for a profession in the maritime technology industry.