La Fondation Dassault Systèmes Launched “ConnectNext Conference” Industry-Academia Connect Program
Innovative Industry-Academia Connect Program empowering students to be future-ready
Pune, Maharashtra, India –September 18, 2020 – La Fondation Dassault Systèmes launched their virtual conference “ConnectNext Conference,” a committed program to create vibrant industry-academia eco system to address the talent readiness and employability challenges by helping students to be ‘Future Ready’. It is a unique platform to demonstrate emerging talent from Indian engineering colleges to Industries across the country. This conference showcased emerging engineering talent through student projects demonstrating their engineering knowledge and adoption of upcoming technologies.
The virtual conference helped engineering industries to witness ‘Future Ready’ young talent, which is raring to work on the challenges of future. The conference kicked off with a plenary session showcasing exemplary state of the art student projects like: Pavan Mitra by Vishwakarma Institute of Technology-Pune, 2 Seater Solar Car Dream to Reality by Nagesh karajagi Karajagi Orchid College of Engineering and Technology-Solapur, Multi-Nozzle Pesticide Sprayer for Agriculture by Sanjivani College of Engineering, Kopergaon. The aim of the program lies in addressing “Employability and Talent readiness” challenges by helping students to be “Future Ready”, showcasing next generation talent to get ready with sound engineering base and being comfortable with the upcoming technologies.
One of main attractions of the ConnectNext Conference was the virtual playground where 100 innovative projects selected by technical experts from the projects nominated by colleges accrosss India were showcased in virtual booths. The industry visitors had an opportunity to witness these projects and also interact with the concerned students over interactive chat sessions.
The plenary session of the conference was addressed by thought leaders from industries, academia, governemnt agencies, French embassy and La Fondation Dassault Systemes including Mr. Venkatesh Natarajan, Chief Digital Officer and CIO – Ashok Leyland (Chief Guest), Dr. Deepak Kumar HOTA, Chairman & MD, BEML(Guest of Honor), Dr. Neeraj SHARMA, Secretary, Technology Development Board, Govt. of India, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri – Director IIT – Mumbai, Mr. Olivier FUDYM- Science and Academic Attaché – Western Region in the presence of Mr. Sudarshan MOGASALE, India-CEO-Dassault Systemes Solutions Lab, Mr. Deepak N G, Managing Director, Dassault Systemes India, Thibault DE TERSANT, Senior Executive Vice President, Dassault Systemes and Honorary Chairman La Fondation Dassault Systemes India.
: Details about the projects-
PAVAN MITRA – Harnessing the power of wind for you …
We have tremendous amount of wind energy available in the world 24×7, but a miniscule amount of this energy is utilized for generating power. “Pavan Mitra” is a power generation solution for individual households, using the wind energy. It has a modular design comprising of an array of mini wind turbines, which can be fitted as balcony or terrace railings and can be assembled based on the space available. “Pavan Mitra” involves design and development of vertical axis mini wind turbine housed in a block called “Pavan Brick”. These blocks can be assembled like a lego blocks to create an energy generator tower called “Pavan Mitra”.
Two Seater Solar Car “A Dream to Reality”
The aim of this project was to develop two seater solar car, the design was modelled and analyze in such simple and unique way that can be manufactured in low budget, but still as favorable performance. The chassis of the vehicle is designed in such a way that it contains well triangulated structured format for transmitting stresses induced for one member to the other member, so that the stress flow in proper manner assuring safety and ergonomics constraints of passenger. The present project work is unique of its kind, as the vehicle will run 100% by utilizing solar energy (40% during on road and 60% from the solar panel station charging). The braking, steering and suspension system is provided for the human comfort.
Multi-Nozzle Pesticide Sprayer
Farming is India’s largest economy. Pesticide spraying is most required process in farming. Hence, there is a need of a machine that can spray pesticide on maximum area with fewer efforts and on any size of crops. Team has designed a product, which will be capable of spraying pesticide more efficiently using multiple nozzles, with adjustable height for nozzle, capable to run on solar power with electric driver. In addition, the product is designed in such a way that it can be produced on rural level by any technician which will improve rural economy as well.