Dassault Systèmes is proud to help people from all over the world compete in international challenges.

We sponsor and organize major competitions where students are asked to design humanoid robots, electric-powered submarines, solar racecars, next-generation drones and even space shuttles!

Project of The Year | student contest

The Project of the Year is a worldwide student challenge organized by Dassault Systèmes for students worldwide since 2012: today it's your turn to change the world by posting your most innovative projects!

With over 250 projects submitted, find out who the winners of this 2024 edition are! 🏆


Discover all the available challenges below and compete at a worldwide level!
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Challenge 📍 Worldwide
Edu Students challenge Project of the year > Dassault Systèmes

Project of The Year

[OPEN] • Global

Project of The Year rewards the best projects realized during the academic year made with Dassault Systèmes solutions.
Post your project on our page and join the contest now!

Challenge 📍 Worldwide
Edu Students challenge Aakruti 2024 > Dassault Systèmes


[OPEN] • Global, Sustainability

Address the challenges of tomorrow by providing answers to longstanding problems through a worldwide product design contest for engineering, design and technology.

Challenge 📍 Worldwide
Edu Students challenge formula student electric > Dassault Systèmes

Formula Student Electric

[OPEN] • Automotive, Sustainability

Conceive, design, fabricate, develop, and compete with formula-style electric vehicles. It's your chance to demonstrate and prove both your creativity and engineering skills!

Challenge 📍 France
Edu Students challenge Course en cours > Dassault Systèmes

Course en Cours

[OPEN] • Automotive, Sustainability

Concours pédagogique pour collégiens et lycéens autour des sciences, de la technologie et de l'Ingénierie avec un mini bolide à moteur électrique.

Challenge 📍 Worldwide
Edu Students challenge First robotics > Dassault Systèmes

First Robotics

[OPEN] Challenge • Robotics

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. 
FIRST is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience.

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The 3DEXPERIENCE is our latest solution on the Cloud, which brings together CATIA, SIMULIA and SOLIDWORKS all in one place!

To allow everyone to win a prize, we are giving away best-in-class solutions, training materials and a dedicated support community to all teams and students taking part.

So… Ready to participate in one the Challenges listed? Register to obtain free access to the 3DEXPERIENCE now!

Your challenge is not listed?

You can still request the 3DEXPERIENCE by filling the dedicated form and use it for the challenge you want!

Today, it’s your turn to engage in changing the world by competing with others in high-end challenges

Show off your Talent

Produce your project using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Sharpen your Skills

Learning by doing and acquire new skills.

Challenge Yourself

Be a disrupter and participate to the change with your team.

Boost Employability

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From Students to Business Innovators with 3DEXPERIENCE: A Student Challenge Success Story

From Students to Business Innovators

Duration 1 minute 58

Challenge highlight: Formula Student Electric Competition and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

The Road to Formula Student: EPFL Racing Team

Duration 19 minutes 56

Formula Student Electric is one of the world's largest academic competitions, featuring over 600 student teams.

Participants compete to design, construct, and race single-seater electric racing cars, providing students with valuable real-world project experience for their engineering careers.

The winner is determined not solely by having the fastest car but by considering factors such as:
• construction quality,
• performance,
• financial planning,
• sales arguments,
• and sustainability.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, a cloud-based solution that offers various tools and support to help participating teams succeed in the competition. It emphasizes the importance of sustainable operations, collaboration, project management, data management, marketing, and promotion. 

Like the Swiss EPFL Racing Team or the Dutch Formula Student Team Delft, join the contest with your school team and experience a true motivating and professional experience!


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