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ESTECO Academy launches Design Competition 2016 in partnership with Aprilia Racing

ESTECO Academy, in collaboration with APRILIA Racing and Gamma Technologies, launches its 2016 Design Competition dedicated to Engineering Students around the world. The winning team will enjoy a job experience with the APRILIA Racing team, which has already won 54 world titles during its young history.

ESTECO, Aprilia Racing and Gamma Technologies are pleased to invite teams of undergraduate and graduate students attending the Faculties of - including but not limited to – Engineering in universities around the world, to submit their design project for a new, powerful and low fuel consumption engine. 

The competition challenge consists in the design of a 4 stroke single cylinder engine through multidisciplinary optimization, using principles of engineering to find the highest improvement in the engine performance, respecting the constraints and starting from the baseline configuration provided. The submitted work should be innovative and demonstrate the use of the modeFRONTIER optimization platform and Gamma Technologies simulation solution; the jury will favor creative designs providing significant improvements in engine performance, fuel usage and sustainability.

That’s a great opportunity for students that are stepping into the working world. Competing teams will benefit from a hands-on experience and learn how to balance the use of cutting edge software technology with their engineering skills, in the quest for the optimal design”, says Enrico Nobile, Scientific Advisor at ESTECO and Professor of Thermal Fluids at the University of Trieste.

Important Deadlines:

  • UM16 May 17-18 2016 > official launch
  • Sept. 22 2016 > Webinar | Presentation of the engineering challenge and Q&A session with Mario Manganelli - Racing Engine Development Manager, Aprilia Racing
  • End of November 2016 > closing team registration
  • End of April 2017 > closing submissions
  • June 2017 > award Ceremony

To download the full rules and register go to >


Date: July 21, 2016