Pune, India – Team Technovus from Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE) Pune, won the Dassault Systèmes’ AAKRUTI 2020, a nationwide product design contest for engineering, design and technology students. The winning team consisted Kalpesh Patil and Abhishek Chaudhari who showcased futuristic Plant Residue Pullovator (in pic) as part of the theme of ‘Design Product for Rural Entrepreneurship’.
A cash prize, SOLIDWORKS Certification vouchers, and student licence are granted to the winning team along with an employment opportunity within the company. The judging panel comprised of industry experts included Manish Kumar, Vice President, R&D, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systemes; Thierry Chevrot, Learning Experience Director User Empowerment, Dassault Systemes; Suchit Jain, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. The first and the second runners up were Team ZeHorsemen from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab and Team Prakshepan from Vellore institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, respectively, showcasing products like Regenerative Electric Exhaust and Vision Box.
Regenerative Electric Exhaust design Team ZeHorsemen from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab
|Vision Box from team Prakshepan from Vellore institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
The 10th edition, Aakruti 2020 marked participation of 2820 students, from 385 colleges representing 25 states of India. Based on design proposals on four different themes (Small is Big, Medical Devices with Innovation, Stop Pollution at Source, Design Product for Rural Entrepreneurship, and Re-engineer Products for Contactless Operation because of COVID-19), the eminent jury selected 11 teams in three zonal rounds. On the basis of compliance with the theme and product design feasibility, the selected teams were chosen.
The teams developed innovative solutions that address both the technological and the social challenges of today and of the future. The participants were able to work seamlessly by using the SOLIDWORKS applications based on 3DEXPERIENCE platform, with their respective team members virtually on cloud to overcome the difficulty caused by the pandemic.
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