PACE Future Innovator Awards APD Student Competition Has Begun!

Nov 14, 2022

The PACE Future Innovators Awards student competition in aircraft preliminary design has begun!

The teams have been selected. Virtual training sessions led by PACE preliminary design experts have concluded. The only thing left to do now is design!

Each team will now employ the powerful features of Pacelab APD and begin their attempt to come up with an aircraft preliminary design that best meets the requirements of the competition. The competitors will have up to the end of February 2023 to finish their innovative designs, after which the three best teams will be selected to present their submissions at next year’s PACEdays conference. The winner will be selected from these three finalists by our panel of experts!

Thanks to our partner, Euroavia, we had a great turnout of applicants for the competition. 13 preliminary design teams and a total 48 participants were selected to compete. They come from six countries and nine universities around the world.

The teams are comprised of the following members:


4 participants from Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt.


4 participants from Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt.

The Little Aviators 

4 participants from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


4 participants from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


4 participants from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


3 participants from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Corvux Corax 

4 participants from Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II," Italy.


3 participants from Firat University, Turkey. 

GTU Stratus 

4 participants from Gebze Technical University, Turkey.


3 participants from Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, Cádiz, Spain.

Le Plewb Project

3 participants from Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

Forlí Aircraft Emporium

4 participants from Università di Bologna, Italy.


4 participants from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia.



We will keep you updated periodically on the progress of all the teams. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and subscribe for PACE communciations to stay up-to-date on how they're doing!



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