The ability of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) to reduce the cost of compliance and cost of the technology, while also enhancing the value of the information gathered through these systems have been the key drivers for increased adoption of UAVs in India.

Coupled with the applications from other synergetic technologies like 3D modelling, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and augmented as well as virtual reality has opened up multiple possibilities for organizations to leverage the use of UAVs/drones and its associated technologies across their operations.

Adoption of Drone / UAV is increasing in India and it is projected that the value of industry and market would be around US$ 885.7 million, while the global market size will touch US$ 21.47 billion by 2021.


Drone-a-thon: Propelling Sustainability’ is a Design- Simulate- Experience 10 days challenge that inspires Young Minds to be the future innovators and future entrepreneurs in UAV Drone sector.

This hackathon is in collaboration with 3DEXPERIENCE Lab and it aims to use 3DEXPERIENCE platform and boost participants' innovation capabilities, develop more creative solutions and create the conditions for remarkable talents to stand out.


Agriculture, City, Healthcare, Defense and Logistics

Who should participate?

Academia, Startups and Industry Associations for Drones

Judging Criteria

Ideas will be selected on the basis of following parameters:
1) Innovative
2) Commercial Suitability
3) Fully compliant safety and regulatory standards-based design
4) User-friendly design
5) Aesthetics
6) Platform and payload interchangeability
7) Automated safety modes
8) Enhanced intelligent piloting models
9) Full autonomy
10) Full airspace awareness

How to participate?

Phase 1


  • Submit your interest by filling the form.

    You will receive an email confirmation with a link to post your idea/renders/design/blueprint.

Phase 2

Idea Selection & Training

  • Top 10 teams will be eligible for the ‘Drone-a-thon: Propelling Sustainability’ Challenge

  • From 9th November to 20th November 2020 and will be given training on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform


Phase 3


  • Download your page as a semantic HTML document and easily make further customisations and additions in your editor.


Submit your ideas between 19th October - 31st October