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08 May 2024 16:30

FSG Siemens Digital Twin Award 2024

Category: Competition, Award, Partners, 2024

For the 6th year - at FSG 2024, Siemens Digital Industries Software is sponsoring the
“FSG Siemens Digital Twin Award”
, a 10.000 EUR award to recognize 3 teams which have either used the most professional and innovative Digital Twin practices or have shown the biggest progress in their Digital Twin journey.

Do you have a digital, simulation-oriented representation of your race car and its various subsystems? Did you use methodologies for optimizing your car’s performance, collaborating within your team on the design, managing changes throughout the design cycle, or other digital twin concepts?

Don’t hesitate to apply, even if you just started your Digital Twin journey!

4.000 EUR = 1st Place
3.500 EUR = 2nd Place
2.500 EUR = 3rd Place

To make it easier to apply, the award application is limited to two pages highlighting your main points. Additionally, you can reference supporting details in your FSG Engineering Design Report (EDR).

General Conditions

  • FSG 2024 teams can apply for the Digital Twin award by submitting an application (max. 2 pages) by Monday, August 12th, 23:59 CEST. You may include an appendix up to 3 pages with supportive information or graphics if you like. Please upload your A4 size PDF application to the FSG website (→ My Team → Competitions → Deadlines).

  • On Thursday, 15th August, finalists will have the chance to present their Digital Twin concept in a 10-minute presentation followed by a Q&A with the Siemens judging panel. Finalists will be contacted on Wednesday, 16th August to arrange presentation slots.

  • Use of Siemens software tools is highly encouraged but not required. Such as
    • NX for 3D- CAD, CAM and 3D-printing,
    • Fibersim for carbon composite manufacturability-simulation,
    • Simcenter STAR-CCM+ for 3D-CFD,
    • Simcenter 3D for FEA,
    • Capital for wire-harness design,
    • Simcenter Prescan for autonomous driving simulation,
    • Motorsolve for custom electric motor design,
    • PADS Professional for circuit board design,
    • Simcenter Amesim for mechatronics system and lap-time simulation,
      and other Siemens software tools.


Our Judges are looking for Digital Twin concepts in one or more of these seven categories:

  1. Design in the mechanical, electrics/electronics and software domain. Use of tools and processes across those domains with focus on integrating into each other. Examples:
    • Mechanical assembly of the full car
    • Wiring & Harness design
    • Electrical system design
    • Control unit, embedded software design & architecture
    • Additive design

  2. Simulation of components, sub-systems or full vehicle performance. Use of tools and processes in and across simulation domains. Examples:
    • Structural, thermal, aerodynamic, fluid and system simulation
    • Sensor & environment simulation
    • Design optimization using simulation
    • Level of simulation automation
    • Correlation of physical test and simulation

  3. Product Data and process management systems and processes handling the design, release and collaboration aspects of your development cycles. Examples:
    • Collaborative environment for CAD, simulation, software, etc. revisioning and management
    • Attribute based search of data
    • Know-how management

  4. Sustainability is getting increasingly important. Tell our judges if and where you undertook actions to create a more sustainable car or where you started to implement methods to track sustainability KPIs like CO2-Footprint, Recyclability, Waste-Reduction, etc.

  5. Innovation driven by Digital Twin concepts. Performance gains, new concepts or development effort reduction due to Digital Twin methods are examples our judges will be looking for.

  6. Professional level of documentation (in application) and presentation (to the judges) of how Digital Twin concepts are applied in the development process, realized using respective tools and how they lead to tangible benefits.

  7. Improvement in Digital Twin methods. The relative improvement of your Digital Twin methodologies from previous years are judged. Siemens Judges rate your Digital Twin journey and vision. Tell us where you started, where you are now and where you aim to be in the future of your Digital Twin strategy.

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