One of the most pressing issues in business today is skills acquisition – both in the form of talented young problem solvers with skills and knowledge in new and emerging engineering simulation and industry 4.0 technologies, and also the reskilling and upskilling of existing team members. Hard skills in specific technologies and techniques, as well as the often mis-named “soft” skills regarding teamwork, innovative mindset, problem solving, and others are essential to enable organizations and industry to address the existing and nascent challenges of business and society today and in the future.

The Poster Award recognizes and awards the creative application of CAE technologies by students and was created to provide a forum to connect innovative new young thinkers in engineering with industrial enterprises where they are sought.

Participation is free and is open to students, graduates, researchers and faculty members from universities and research centers.

The tenth edition of the competition will again be held as part of the International CAE Conference and Exhibition, which takes place in a hybrid format this year, from November 17 to 19, 2021. This year presents an exciting new opportunity to present your projects to an even wider and more international audience and to interact with the participants, thanks to the features of the hybrid event’s ICT platform.

The finalist posters will be viewable on a public page of the conference website.


The subject of the Poster is open and is not limited to any particular industrial sector, however each Poster entry submitted must focus on a study / research / project / case study where one or more types of CAE simulation software, either commercial and / or open source, have been used.

Poster criteria

Posters are to be submitted in English, and must be of A1 (width 594 mm, height 841 mm) dimensions, in pdf format at 150 dpi and have a maximum size of 5MB).
The Poster must contain the following information:

  •   Title of the project / research
  •  Objectives of the project / research
  •  Results obtained
  •  Author(s) of the poster and their affiliations

By participating in this contest, academic institutions / research centers and individual entrants consent to the use of their personal data (name, surname, and association to the institution), the poster and its contents, and the acquisition and dissemination of photographic, digital, audio, video and multimedia materials, obtained during the activities related to the event, including any subsequent edition, for promotional and informational purposes. Furthermore, the author(s) agree(s) and authorize(s) the organizers of the contest to use their image(s).
All Media and Materials in relation to the contest and conference can be used in any form and will be freely accessible on the web.

How to enter

To enter the contest, complete the on-line application form, available in the "Poster Award" section of the website by 30th September 2021 and, at the same time, upload the pdf file of the poster.

Preliminary selection

A scientific committee, composed of experts in virtual simulation and a representative from each Poster Award sponsor, will be appointed to evaluate the Poster entries.
The Scientific Committee will evaluate all Poster submissions and will select the finalists.
All selected Posters (the finalists) will be visible on the conference website [a public page at].

Final Vote and Winners

The 5 winners will be identified from among the finalists via an on-line voting system.
Registered users (anyone who has registered to vote) and members of the Scientific Committee will be allowed to participate in the voting. Different weights shall be attributed to the two categories of users:

  •   registered users: weighting factor 1;
  •   members of the Scientific Committee: weighting factor 3.

Winners and Prizes

The winners will be notified via an email to the address provided in the registration form by October 29th.

The five winning Posters will receive a prize, courtesy of the sponsors.
The total amount of the prizes amounts to € 5,000 (€1,000 for each winning poster). Where a winning poster is attributed to a group of authors, the prize will be awarded to the entire group of authors or to the group’s designated author.


The organizers of International CAE Conference and Exhibition, and the promoters and sponsors of the International Poster Award contest (Consorzio TCN) cannot be held liable should the contest have to be postponed to a later date, interrupted or cancelled. The organizers have the right to cancel the contest without prior notice and at any time.
Acceptance into the contest is at the discretion of the organizers, and in any case the organizers of International CAE Conference and Exhibition and Consorzio TCN reserve the right to exclude from the contest, at their sole discretion, any Poster submissions deemed unsuitable.
The organizers of International CAE Conference and Exhibition and Consorzio TCN assume no responsibility for any loss of or damage to the submitted materials, in any form, and will not be liable for any damage, incidental or consequential, including, without limitation, lost profits or any form of advantage, even economic, arising from the improper use of information or materials contained and disclosed in the posters.

Participants' obligations

Participation in this contest implies a full and unconditional acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Poster Award Sponsors

Consorzio TCN


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