Shaping Imagination

Dassault Systèmes Nationwide Product Design Contest


Dassault Systèmes
Nationwide Product Design Contest


AAKRUTI is Dassault Systèmes Nationwide Product Design Contest. AAKRUTI is an innovation platform to shape students imagination and bring their innovative designs to life using Dassault Systèmes Product Design applications.

AAKRUTI was launched in 2011 and has received tremendous response from all over India in the last 7 years. Each year brings forth a different theme with students surpassing the expectations with their innovative designs and ideas.

The objective of AAKRUTI is to reach out to the engineering colleges and universities across India and make them aware about latest trends in the CAD/PLM industry, to encourage students to showcase their design skills, creativity and innate talent and to use this contest as a platform for creative design, exposing students to detailing for manufacturing which then can be made available in public domain for the benefits of Indian Population.

A limited period SOLIDWORKS Education license is provided to all the registered teams to design and simulate thier product ideas.



  • Interested teams (team of 2 students) should register for the AAKRUTI2018 using the Registration link

  • After successful registration, students need to download SOLIDWORKS student version.

  • SOLIDWORKS download link and installation instructions will be sent to you once you register for the AAKRUTI2018 contest.

  • Teams need to submit their complete design with details to pass the evaluation criteria before last date of Model submission.

  • Teams submitting detailed design will only be considered as Qualifying Entries. Details for models submission will be communicated through e-mail.

  • Final Day Event will be held at Dassault Systèmes RnD Center, Pune.

  • Top 10 teams will be shortlisted for the final round at Final Day Event. Their names will be announced in first week of August 2018, on the website and the teams will be informed by e-mail.

  • These shortlisted teams will have to present their innovative design in front of eminent jury panel at Dassault Systèmes, Pune. Time provided to each team to present their designs will be 15 minutes. The presentation will be done in front of Jury members. The Jury’s questions round will also have weightage while compiling the results for the Top three winning teams.

  • The results will be declared by the jury panel followed by the prize distribution ceremony on the same day.

  • All the shortlisted teams travelling to Pune for the Final Day Event, are entitled for a travel expense reimbursement. The reimbursement is for a to and fro second AC train fare, provided they produce tickets. The teams should reach Pune on one day before the Final Day Event. Accommodation for the night (Final Day Event) will be provided by Dassault Systèmes.

  • The shortlisted teams will have to carry their College Identity Card/Bonafide Certificate from their college when they report for the Final Day Event along with registration e-mail.

  • Students from all engineering and design colleges can participate and submit their innovative designs..

  • Each participating team should have ONLY two student members (students from two different engineering discipline/College/State across India can form a team). Team members can be from different streams as well.

  • There is NO limitation on the number of entries from a college. Colleges may send any number of teams to participate in the contest.

  • The teams can be from any engineering/ design college across India.

  • Team can submit multiple product designs by doing separate registrations for each design idea.

  • Once the team registers, they will be provided with a unique registration code Team_ID by email within one business day. This Team_ID should be used in all further correspondences with Team Aakruti.

  • While registering, the team needs to provide a brief write-up describing the product they want to design.

  • Please note that 8th July, 2018 is the last date for registering your entry for the contest

  • Note:
    All registered teams will be provided with limited period SOLIDWORKS Education License to design and simulate their ideas.
    Click here for getting download instructions for SOLIDWORKS.

  • For any query please mail to IN.3DPLM.CONTESTS@3ds.com

  • Contest registration is FREE for all the participating teams.


Team needs to submit their Design, Presentations and supporting manufacturing details aligned with themes before Mid-July. (Exact date will be announced later, check Facebook page for latest updates)

This year Underlying theme brings forth –

“How YOUR innovative ideas can be taken to masses and provide them in a form so that it can be even manufactured at any village. Any artisan in a rural area should be able to manufacture the innovative product and make it available for local community.”

Hence we request all the innovators to come forward and contribute for the betterment of community and utilize your creativity, knowledge and skills to help a needy.

  • Any duplicate/existing product design/idea or Copyright ideas/design will stand for rejection.

  • The design can either be an improved existing product, a brand new product or a machine or an entire solution architecture itself.

  • The Product Design Idea must be compatible for Manufacturing and ready to use.

  • Content will not have any copyright of Team/Team member/College or any individual person

  • Team agrees to share this digital content on an open forum for utilization by masses (if feasible). We will ensure that due credits are given to respective teams.

  • Content will not have any copyright of Team/Team member/College or any individual person

This year the evaluation of the product designs will be mainly based on two categories
  • Design content

  • DIY (Do It Yourself) – Manufacturing content

Design Content Criteria – Design of the product will be evaluated on the basis of :
  • Creativity, originality of design concept

  • Feasibility of design, design validations, design calculations.

  • Any workable/minimum viable prototype made

  • Simulations done (CAE/CFD/Kinematic Analysis etc.)

  • Use of SOLIDWORKS application. Modelling, Visualization, rendering of the product and modelling design integrity.

DIY Manufacturing Content Criteria – (Do It Yourself – Ready for manufacturing Digital content of designed Product) :
  • For presented product or idea, teams needs to submit Manufacturing Digital content.

  • This digital content should be a project report with complete manufacturing details of each component which makes the product ready to manufacture even by Village level artisan /craftsmen.

  • Product manufacturing feasibility and approximate cost calculations of each component along with final product.

  • A ‘Certificate of Participation” will be given to all the qualified entries who will submit the complete models and product report.

  • A ‘Certificate of Excellence’ will be given to top ten teams.

  • Judges decisions and results will be final and binding on all.

  • Last Date for Registration - 8th July, 2018

  • Last date of Design and Model Submission - Date will be announced later

  • Announcement of Finalist Teams - Date will be announced later

  • Final Day Event at Pune - Date will be announced later

  • For any query please mail to IN.3DPLM.CONTESTS@3ds.com

    To get latest updates follow AAKRUTI contest Facebook page

Please note: Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS - may use the images of submitted models for various purposes such as publicity of AAKRUTI Contest in various media.