Altair Global Digital Twin Contest 2021 Results


*The above video is a collage of some of the best creative presentation video entries and not just the winning entries


The Altair Global Digital Twin Contest 2021 was a test of creativity, technical ability and presentation skills, We received many excellent results from every corner of the world making this a truly global contest, here are the winners of the contest and their entries and their statements on what motivated them to take part, their contest entries were awe inspiring! Aaaaand the Award goes to .............

Overall Global Winner Prize and EMEA First Prize goes to Mathilde Theunissen, Vincent Morin and Quentin Levent (Polytech Sorbonne, France)

Creative Presentation

Rendered Video

The Digital Twin is put to the test and verified by reality as shown in the video below

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hello, My name is Mathilde Theunissen. I am a student in Robotics at Polytech Sorbonne in Paris. This challenge is a good opportunity for me to put my skills in automation into practice. I am exciting to learn more about digital twins. 

"Hello, my name is Vincent and I am a robotics student from Polytech Sorbonne in Paris. I am part of a team, and I am participating in this contest to learn something new and explore different technologies. 

"Hello, I'm a student in Robotics in Paris, and am thrilled to participate in this contest. I am part of a team, and am looking forward to solve the digital twin problem, as it is a fairly fondamental problem that uses many notions from a lot of fields and is applicable to many others real-life challenges. See you all around!



Americas First Prize goes to Isaque Silva, Nathan Silva and Petrus Fiore (Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hello everyone! I'm Petrus Fiore studying mechanical engineering with topics in aeronautics at the Federal University of Itajubá, in my home country: Brazil. I will participate in the contest with three friends: Isaque Coutinho, Nathan Oliveira .I strongly believe that with this contest I will be able to challenge myself, learn new and interesting topics and prepare myself to a world that is conected and automated. It's an opportunity to anyone that loves math, logical thinking and engineering in general.

"Hello everyone, my name is Nathan Silva and I'm from São Paulo, Brasil. At the moment I'm Mechanical-Aeronautic Engineering Student from Federal University of Itajubá and I'm on the 5º period of the graduation. I received the notice about the competition through of the students group and stayed extremally content, given that through it me and my colleagues can learn more about the Altair softwares !!! 

"I am studying aeronautical-mechanical engineering at UNIFEI, Brazil. I'm Isaque Coutinho, this is a big opportunity to learn more about digital twins and develop my skills and creativity in this subject!

APAC First Prize goes to Yash Thool and Piyush Deshmukh (College of Engineering Pune, India)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hi, I am Yash Thool, a 2nd year student of Mechanical Engineering at COEP. I'll be working with my batchmate Piyush Deshmukh. I am excited to participate in Digital twin Competition as it gives us opportunity to learn new skills and master them. Hope, I'll learn new and interesting things.

"Hi, I am Piyush Deshmukh, a 2nd-year Mechanical Engineering student at COEP. I'll be working with my batchmate -Yash Thool. This is an opportunity, where I can sharpen my skills and learn new things. I'm looking forward to participating in Digital twin Competition.

EMEA - Most Creative Prize goes to Sara Pacheco Cano, Cristina Fernández and Marcos Rodriguez (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hi, I'm Sara Pacheco and I'm a student from the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid (Spain) and I'm in a group of three (Marcos Rodríguez and Cristina Fernández). I'm a chemical engineer and now I'm finishing the industrial engineering's master in the same university. Although I always prefered chemistry, lately I have developed a special interest in electronics, so I hope that this project will allow me to develop my skills in this field. So digital twin is new for me, thanks for the opportunity.

"Hello everyone! I´m Marcos and I´m studing my master in industrial engineering in the university Rey Juan Carlos, from Madrid. I´m participating with my mates Sara Pacheco and Cristina Fernandez. This challenge is a great opportunity to learn new skills and improve in a diferent field. Best wishes!

"Hi! I'm Cristina, and I'm a 4nd-year college student doing industrial engineering in the University Rey Juan Carlos, from Spain. I am participating in this contest by forming a team with two mates (Marcos Rodríguez and Sara Pacheco). I am interested in this contest because I really like electronics field, mainly everything that has to do with programming and simulation. Thank you, Altair for this opportunity!

Americas - Most Creative Prize goes to Felipe Barreto (Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia) 

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hi everyone, my name is Felipe and I am a 3rd-year student of mechanical Engineering at Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia. I am grateful for the opportunity provided, and the truth is that I feel very excited about the topic discussed. I feel like the automation part is very important, which is why I love learning about it.

APAC Most Creative Entry goes to Jinyoung Kil, JaeHeung Park, Hyeon Ah Shin and Changmin Lee (Kyung Hee University, South Korea)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hello, I'm Jae Heung Park, mechanical engineering student from Kyung Hee University. I participated this contest as a team called "KHU". I found this contest when I was just interested in "Digital Twin", so I'm feel lucky. Thank you for giving me this opportunity and I will participate this contest happily. Thank you 🙂

"Hi I'm Hyeon Ah Shin undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering. We will going to participate in Digital Twin Contest as a group 'KHU'. We are all undergraduate researcher at Kyung Hee University M&S Group.  We really interested in something new topics with respect to real-time simulation, FEM, vibration etc. We are enjoyed whole process experiencing fantastic area, digital twin.  Thank you for great opportunity to step forward to our dream. Good Luck All you 🙂

"Hello, I'm Jin Young Kil mechanical engineering student from KHU. I'm very interested in Digital twin but didn't know how to realize it. I want to learn how to utilize Altair's software and also know about Digital twin. I'm glad to be able to participate in this kind of competition. And I participate as a team.

"Hi, I'm Changmin Lee a mechanical engineering student at Kyunghee University. I'm participating as a member of team 'khu'. It is very interesting that digital twins can be applied to many problems. Through this contest, I hope to learn more about digital twin and become familiar with Altair's softwares. Thank you for giving this opportunity.

Global Special Prize - Due to a large number of excellent submissions we are awarding 4 Global Special Prizes 

Global Special Prize - Aboubakar-Sedick Ibrahim (Université de Haute Alsace, France)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hi everyone ! I am a PhD student in Mechanical engineering at the University of Haute-Alsace in France.
This contest allowed me to discover with great enthusiasm new software from Altair. I am already familiar with Hyperwork since I use it in the practical work that I teach in finite element. Beyond software, the digital twin of the ball balacing table is a complet and awesome mecatronic project. It’s a pleasure to be part of this community  

Global Special Prize - Sania Shujaat, Daud Abdullah Khan and Abdul Muizz Jamal (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Hi everyone, My name is Daud Abdullah Khan. I am a student of mechanical engineering at NUST, Pakistan. I am very passionate about mechanical engineering and its applications. I am participating in this competition to learn about mechatronics. This will help me in growing professionally and being a technically sound engineer by utilizing the latest available Altair simulation softwares.

"I am Abdul Muizz, a Mechanical Engineering student from Pakistan. This event is important because I can learn different kinds of digital tools to represent and develop different products, services, or processes. This competition has a vital role for Control Engineering and this will help me in my bachelors. Thanks for this opportunity. The Digital twin is new for me.

"hello, I'm Sania a Mechanical Engineer student from NUST 

Global Special Prize - András Mózer and Jakab Molnár (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"I'm András Mózer a masters student at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, studying mechanical engineering. I have a passion for this field of engineering, but as the world stands today, mechatronics and robotics are for sure the future. So when I heard about this competition, I immediately thought that this would be an excellent opportunity to gain some experience in control technology. The other reason for participating is that I'm very much fascinated about simulations, because it's getting more and more accepted alternative for prototype testing. So, all in all, I think this is a very up-to-date challenge, and I'm very much excited to improve myself in this dynamically changing field of engineering. IMPORTANT: I'm participating together with Jakab Molnár. 

"Hi! I’m Jakab Molnár an M.Sc. mechanical engineer student from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. This is my final year at the university. I want to improve my creative design skills and knowledge about Altair's software at this competition. I’m teaming up with András Mózer.

Global Special Prize - Antoine Bailly and Marc Haraoui (Polytech Sorbonne, France)

What motivated you to take part in the Altair global digital twin contest?

"Bonjour, je m'appelle Antoine Bailly je suis actuellement en 4ème année d'étude d'ingénieur en robotique à Polytech Sorbonne. Je me présente dans ce concours avec mon binôme car ce projet nous intéresse beaucoup et nous sommes vraiment heureux de pouvoir apprendre à utiliser les logiciels Altair. De plus ce concours, rentre parfaitement dans le cadre de notre formation d'ingénieur.

"Hi there! My name is Marc and I am super excited to be here. I am a robotics student from Polytech Sorbonne in Paris and I just heard about this contest with my colleague Antoine. We immediately decided to participate after reading about it. The opportunity that Altair is offering us will not only improve our skills in automation but will also be a fresh experience in photorealistic system simulation.