Dassault Systèmes’ 2018 Graduate Program 3DS Hackathon Hits Australia

“The 3DS Hackathon is a great way to encourage our workforce of the future to push boundaries, think laterally and out-of-the-box. These are the cornerstones for a career in innovation.” – Prashanth Mysore, Dassault Systèmes Industry Technical Director

On the weekend of September 8 and 9, 2018, Dassault Systèmes ran its first 3DS Hackathon in Australia at the University of Western Australia’s Innovation Quarter (IQX). The 3DS Hackathon was the ‘live’ assessment component of our 2018 Graduate Program to identify promising Australian graduates to be our future innovation leaders.

Our focus for the 3DS Hackathon was on 3 main disciplines, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics. These are the disciplines we identified as most relevant to the positions required to fill key roles in Australia.

40 promising Australian graduates took part in the 3DS Hackathon, tasked to collaborate with team-mates from different backgrounds and perspectives to tackle real-life business cases in the 3 disciplines within 2 days, utilising the powerful generative modelling applications on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Watch the 3DS Hackathon in action here.


Inspiring innovations by the Hackers

It has been said breakthrough innovations happen when people come together to brainstorm in an energised environment. We started each day with a fun workout to stimulate the participants’ creative juices followed by industry insights from Dassault Systèmes’ technical leaders.


The results were truly inspiring!


  • The computer science graduates successfully completed the challenge of credit card fraud detection using machine learning algorithms.
  • The mechatronics engineering stream of electronics, chemical and geosciences graduates impressed the 3DS team with their skills on Internet of Things (IoT) and machine integration.
  • There were 2 mechanical engineering groups who excelled in their “Design and Optimization of Plant Layout” business case, demonstrating impressive knowledge of Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, robotics, 3D Printing and AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles).

Indeed, the graduate contributions were very impressive, amongst the highest quality that we have seen. It is gratifying to see these Australian graduates delivering well thought-out presentations that demonstrated initiative, deep understanding of the cases and strategic thinking in problem-solving.


Stay tuned to our LinkedinFacebook and 3DS ANZ Twitter social media pages for news on our next 3DS Hackathon and Graduate Program to be held in Adelaide. For those who thrive on innovation, challenging the status quo and looking to be part of a dynamic global 3D technology company, click here to find out more about our 2019 Graduate Program in Australia.

Tristan Kolay

Tristan Kolay

Talent Acquisition Specialist for Australia at Dassault Systèmes
Specialises in developing and implementing talent acquisition strategies for technical leadership appointments in the energy sector.
Tristan Kolay
Tristan Kolay

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