AAKRUTI Global 2024: Sustainable Student Design Contest for World Innovators

I am excited to introduce this week’s guest writer, my colleague, Shubham Arora, education advocate, technical consultant for Dassault Systèmes, and this year’s coordinator of AAKRUTI Global 2024, A sustainable product design contest for student innovators in 12 countries.

AAKRUTI new edition soaring new heights

Since 2011, Dassault Systèmes has proudly hosted the AAKRUTI National Level Product Design Contest, empowering engineering students across India. AAKRUTI served as a beacon, urging students to unveil their design prowess, nurture creativity, and showcase innate talent. Our mission was to extend the reach of AAKRUTI to engineering institutions in India, fostering robust Industry-Academia Collaboration Opportunities.

Students review rules, guidelines and register here.

AAKRUTI is going Global

This is the first time AAKRUTI is going global and we’re thrilled to introduce AAKRUTI Global 2024. Building upon our foundation of excellence, AAKRUTI Global 2024 embodies our commitment to a sustainable future. We are inviting all the students to be part of this creative journey

We are going global in 12 countries!

AAKRUTI aims to transcend geographical boundaries by inviting aspiring student designers and innovators from around the globe to join in shaping tomorrow’s solutions. Since its establishment in 2011, over 35,000 students from across India have participated.

AAKRUTI: Eligible Countries

Celebrating the 14th edition of AAKRUTI this year, we are thrilled to announce the opening of AAKRUTI Global 2024 to more countries beyond India. Students from the listed countries (Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, The Philippines, and Turkey) are encouraged to register and attend. Partners play a pivotal role in organizing the contest in their respective countries.


The main objectives of AAKRUTI* are:

  • Provide students a platform to exhibit their creativity, innovative approach, and ingenious engineering skills
  • Build a bridge between “Academia” and the “Industry”
  • Increase awareness about Sustainability through Product Design

*In Sanskrit, “Aakruti” means the formfigure, or shape of anything.

Students review rules, guidelines and register here.

Who Can Participate?

·       All Under Graduate Students in Engineering, Design, Architecture, Medicine, Management, and Social Sciences. Refer above for eligible countries

·       Team consists of four students and one teacher

·       Special prize available for an “All Girls” team

What Do You Get To Help You Design and Collaborate?

·       SOLIDWORKS Desktop for Student with Connector

·       Cloud CAD Apps on any device with internet connection (Mac, Chromebook, Tablet, Mobile, and PC)

·       Technical Support by Dassault Systèmes experts through dedicated AAKRUTI Global 2024 Community


How to Win the Contest

  • Register your team and product idea
  • Stay updated with contest timelines and guidelines regularly shared within the community
  • Submit your initial design concepts (IDC) and start developing your product design
  • Submit your final product design to qualify for the evaluation round
  • Qualified teams will access their final product designs based on predetermined judging criteria
  • Shortlisted teams will participate in online rounds, presenting their designs to distinguished jury members from both industry and academia
  • Teams selected from the online rounds will advance to the final presentation held in various geographical locations, where they will present to the jury panel
  • The top teams will secure a spot in the AAKRUTI Global 2024 Finale
  • The final event will be hosted at Dassault Systèmes – Pune, India campus in November 2024
  • Teams will present their product designs to juries comprising experts from the industry, academia, technology, and social sectors
  • The award ceremony will be held on the same day as the finale event

Students review rules, guidelines and register here.

 When is the contest?

  • Registration starts on: April 19, 2024
  • Registration closes on: May 20, 2024
  • Finale in DS Campus Pune, India: November 15, 2024

3DEXPERIENCE EDU Student Community

Join 3DEXPERIENCE Edu | Students Community and check Guidelines for AAKRUTI Global 2024

Thank you Shubham for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS community.  Students register today and get ready to change the world.


Design well.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard