Mumbai, India —4th July 2023— La Fondation Dassault Systèmes today announced that the top three winners of the ‘Made in 3D – Seed The Future Entrepreneurs’ program are invited by Atal Innovation Mission to present their innovations at Shikhar, the G20 Startup20 Summit to be held on the 3rd and 4thof July at Gurugram, India. The G20 Startup20 Summit will host over 150 entrepreneurs and their start-ups across the world. These 150 start-ups include only three student start-ups, the winners of La Fondation Dassault Systèmes’ ‘Made in 3D – Seed The Future Entrepreneurs’ program.
Made in 3D – Seed The Future Entrepreneurs program was initially conceptualized by La main à la Pate Foundation in France and La Fondation Dassault Systèmes in Europe. La Fondation Dassault Systèmes in India adopted this program in 2020 and it has now been executing this program in collaboration with the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog – Government of India since the year 2021-22. The program aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship amongst students by introducing them to product design, 3D digital technologies, 3D printing, and product promotion, as well as to the culture of ‘makers’ and start-ups. In this highly acknowledged program, students work as startups, conceptualizing, designing, and creating physical products using advanced collaboration tools, specialized 3D design software, and 3D printing technology.
For season 2022-23 of the program,600 students from 100 schools selected from 31 states and union territories of India, aged 12 to 16 years create pseudo-startups to develop their dream products with the help of 200 teachers and 150 volunteers. The students conceptualized, designed, and created physical products using advanced collaboration tools, specialized 3D design software, and 3D printing technology.
The winners of the third edition of Made in 3D were announced on 24th June in Pune in the presence of Mr. ChintanVaishnav, Mission Director – Atal Innovation Mission, and Mr Samuel Praveen Kumar – Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. The chief guest of the event was PadmashreePramod Kale, Former Director, of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space and Research Organization.
First place was awarded to MSGS, a student startup from Swami Atmanand Government Multipurpose Higher Secondary Utkrishta Hindi Medium School, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. The team invented Foot Relaxo Shoes that work on the principle of acupuncture. The product leverages the spinal points on the base of the foot as it applies pressure to these points using
the design rendering on the 3D printed product and maintains blood flow using magnets. This innovation is very useful for patients diagnosed with neuro/spinal disorders as it can be used as a sole insert in their shoes or can be used as slippers.
Second place was awarded to AAYO-3D, a student start-up for innovating a quick-fix tool that can seamlessly combine two disconnected rubber water pipes. This product aims to make water accessible to all, especially in rural areas of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and parts of Nepal where people rely on traditional practices of obtaining and circulating water which has many drawbacks including wastage of the precious resource.
Third place was awarded to Indra, a startup dedicated to revolutionizing the drone accessory industry. The team invented MadhuMitra, their flagship groundbreaking solution that addresses the issue of unwanted honeybee hives in urban environments. It embodies the startup’s commitment to preserving the delicate harmony between humans and bees. MadhuMitra represents a bee-friendly approach to ensuring the safe removal of honeybee hives without harming bees. Through innovative technology and precision engineering, the product allows for the relocation of hives to more suitable locations, creating a harmonious coexistence between bees and humans.
The top three winning teams will showcase their dream products/innovations/ideas in front of global industry leaders, policymakers, mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs at the G20 Startup20 Summit. The summit offers first-of-its-kind global start-up ecosystem that brings together varied stakeholders on a common platform. The summit represents the global start-up ecosystem and raises the macroeconomic concerns and challenges faced by entrepreneurs with the G20 leaders.
One student representative from each of the three start-ups will be participating in a panel discussion at Shikhar, Startup 20 Conclave.