ESTECO Academy Design Competition 2016

Publish Date: Sep 30, 2016

Deadline: Nov 30, 2016


ESTECO Academy in collaboration with APRILIA Racing and Gamma Technologies launches its 2016 Design Challenge dedicated to Engineering Students around the world. Test your skills in numerical analysis, simulation and testing to design the perfect race engine. The winning team will enjoy a job experience with the APRILIA Racing team, which during its young history already counts on several World Championship Awards. Competing teams will enjoy a hands-on experience and learn how to balance the use of cutting edge software technology with their analytical applied mathematics background, in the quest for the optimal design.

Admission Requirements and Participants

Participants can be individuals or teams up to 5 people currently enrolled in a postgraduate or undergraduate university course. Each member of the team must be able to prove his/her student status by means of a current enrollment certification.
To participate in the competition, individuals/teams must register by filling in the form you may find by visiting the original link below.

Deadlines and Important Dates

UM16 May 17-18 - Official launch | design challenge announced
30th November 2016 - Closing team registration
30th April 2017 - Closing project work submissions
June 2017 - Award Ceremony

Deliverable Formats

Submissions will be judged on the basis of a technical report (maximum 20 pages) integrated by a PPT presentation (maximum 20 slides) with project strengths and the motivations behind the proposed design solution.
The technical report should clearly identify the assumptions made and the eventual limitations of the simulation model used. Engineering choices not verified by a quantitative analysis should be justified with other means.
Templates for both the technical report and the PPT will soon be available on the
same page.
All submissions must be sent to 

Judging Panel And Criteria

The judging panel will include one member for each company promoting the competition and will be either a company representative or and external judge indicated by the company. The jury’s decision is final.
The results will be judged on the basis of three criteria:

  • innovation proposed by the team compared with traditional solutions
  • predicted (and justified) performances
  • methodology adopted


1st Prize:
6-month internship at Aprilia Racing*
Visit of the Aprilia RC headquarters and labs
1 year of ESTECO Academy membership for each team member
2nd Prize:
Visit of the Aprilia RC headquarters and labs
1 year of ESTECO Academy membership for each team member

To APPLY ONLINE click "Further official information" below.

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