Dassault Systèmes announces ‘Drone-a-thon: Propelling Sustainability’ to fuel UAV innovation in India

10-days challenge for inspiring young minds to become the future innovators and entrepreneurs in the Indian UAV sector Drone-a-thon: Propelling Sustainability



Dassault Systèmes  is hosting a virtual hackathon, Drone-a-thon: Propelling Sustainability, aimed at inspiring students, startups, budding entrepreneurs and industrial companies to drive UAV and drone innovations powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The hackathon comprises of a 10 days Design-Simulate-Experience challenge, in collaboration with 3DEXPERIENCE Lab. It is a technical camp for innovators, under guidance from designers, simulation, visualization and subject matter experts of Dassault Systemes. This challenge is to create UAV prototypes that are suitable for sectors like Agriculture, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Defense & Logistics sectors.




Interested teams can apply for this challenge by submitting their ideas between 19th October to 31st October, 2020 at https://discover.3ds.com/drone-a-thon-propelling-sustainability.

Ideas will be selected based on the following paramaters:

  • Innovation
  • Commercial suitability
  • Fully compliant safety
  • Regulatory standards-based design
  • User friendly design
  • Aesthetics
  • Platform and payload interchangeability
  • Automated safety modes
  • Enhanced intelligent piloting models
  • Full autonomy
  • Full airspace awareness




The Top 10 selected teams will be eligible for the ‘Drone-a-thon : Propelling Sustainability’ Challenge, from 9th November to 20th November, 2020  and Dassault Systemes experts will work with them on their designs using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.. This will be followed by selection of the Top 3 teams who will get an opportunity to present their design in Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Conference 2020 India on 25th November, 2020.