Degree thesis competition

February 2018 is the deadline for 24th competition, promoted and organized by ASSOFLUID, that will award the best degree thesis relating to the Hydraulic and Pneumatic sectors.

This contest is addressed to all newly graduates and near-graduates in both technical and economic/commercial disciplines, whose thesis concerns the Fluid Power sector (hydraulics and/or pneumatics).
Particular attention will be paid to thesis about the following topics:
-energy efficiency/saving applied to machinery;
-technological innovation of materials and/or components aimed at system optimization/simplification;
-integrated mechatronic drives.

A specific Commission formed by experts from member associations, after a careful analysis and consideration, will choose and award the four most meritorious thesis, awarding a €2,000 prize to each of them.
Applications for admission to the competition must be:
-relating to the academic years 2015/2016 and 2016/2017;
-in their official version (one paper copy and one digital copy), along with a short summary (max. 100 rows);
-accompanied by personal data (including address, telephone number and e-mail) and degree or university enrolment certificates, on plain paper;
-accompanied by the informed consent to the processing of personal data, d. lgs. 196/03, and submitted to ASSOFLUID not later than February 28th 2018.

The award-giving ceremony, as usual, will take place during the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, which will be held next spring.
The official poster of the competition announcement, sent to about 70 addresses (universities, associations, research centres), is also available in PDF format at the association website ( in the “Publications-Education” section.
A copy of all the thesis that participated in the previous competitions, whose list is available in the “Publications-Education” section on the association website – is available at the ASSOFLUID administrative office to anyone wishing to consult them.