3D Design Innovation Challenge


The aim of the 3D Design Innovation Challenge is to reward an innovative design of a useful product. The competition is open to Students, designers, artists and architects in Tunisia.

The challenge will address bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry. It will also allow industry and Univ-Expo’s visitors to learn about the new technologies in the design, simulation and quick prototyping processes.

The challenge is organized by "Pôle de l’entrepreneuriat-étudiant de Sfax (PEES)" at the University of Sfax, the Higher Institute of Technological Studies (ISET) of Sfax, the IEEE Tunisia Section, the University and Environment association, and the Tunisian Association of Welding (ATS).

Award:  3 teams will receive:
  • Cash prize (500 TND, 300 TND, and 200 TND)
  • Free mentoring program by PEES.
  • 3 July 2019: in ISET Sfax
    • 9am - 9:30am: opening and presentation of the challenge
    • 9:30am – 3:00pm: Product design challenge, using SolidWorks / AutoCAD. Laptops will be available for the participating teams.
    • 5pm: Evaluation of the designed 3D innovative products and Selection of the best 3 teams that will be printed
  • 9-10-11 July 2019: in Sfax International Fair
  • 11 July 2019: in Sfax International Fair
    • Announcement of the winner 3D innovative products
  • FREE but Required by 1st July 2019.
  • Link:  https://goo.gl/forms/P4ZLcTbTBtyscrHI3
  • It is recommended that participants participate as team of 2-3 persons.
  • We encourage the multidisciplinary of the team members.
  •  The participant can register and look to other teammates in the opening session.
  • The number of seats is limited.
  •  A limited number of teams will be selected to participate in the challenge.
  • The total weight of the product should not exceed 250gr.
  • The printer limit for the 3D products is 18cm*18cm*18cm.
  • No size limit of the final 3D product No internet access and use of external memory is allowed for the design of the product.

Products will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Idea (Innovation and creativity of the product)
  • Team (Multidisciplinary of the team members)
  • Design
  • Feasibility and industrial development
  • Economic Impact
  • Presentation
  • Prototype
Judging committee:
  • Ahmed BEN MESSAOUD (President, UPMI)
  • Chafik LOUKIL (Vice President, UPMI)
  • Leïla BEN BRAIEK AYADI (CEO of SLPI, 2017 Tunisian Women Entrepreneur Award)
  • Mohamed ZEKRI (Technical director of CEM)
  • Hamdi REGAYEG (Manager at AMECAP)
  • Ilyes BOUHAMED (ISET Sfax)
  • Elyes TRABELSI (ISET Sfax)
  • Kamel GUEMRI (ISET Sfax)
  • Khalil HAMZA (ISET Sfax)
  • Ikhlass BOUZIDI (ISET Sfax)
  • Fakher BOUATTOUR (ISET Sfax)
  • Slim SOUISSI (ISGI Sfax)
  • Montassar ZRIDA (ISSIG Gabes)
Organizing Committee:
  • Mohamed BELHAJ (Head of PEES, University of Sfax)
  • Habib M. KAMMOUN (IEEE Tunisia Section Chair)
  • Ilyes BOUHAMED (ISET Sfax)
Looking to meet you on 3 July 2019!