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ATAL INNOVATION MISSION AND DELL TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCH STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME 2.0

ATAL INNOVATION MISSION AND DELL TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCH STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME 2.0

Context

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, in collaboration with Dell Technologies launched Student Entrepreneurship Programme 2.0 (SEP 2.0) for young innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs).

Details

  • SEP 2.0 will allow student innovators to work closely with Dell volunteers.
  • Students will be getting mentor support along with other  features such as prototyping and testing support; end-user feedback; intellectual property registration and patenting of ideas, processes, and products; manufacturing support; as well as the launch support of the product in the market.
  • Previous SEP 1.0 began in January 2019, which was a 10-month-long rigorous programme, where students identified  community challenges and created grassroots innovations and solutions within their ATLs.

About Atal Innovation Mission

  • It is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog.
  • It aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.
  • It is based on a detailed study and deliberations on innovation and entrepreneurial needs of India in the years ahead.

Five major initiatives taken by AIM :

  • Atal Tinkering Labs
  • Atal Incubation Centers
  • Atal New India Challenges.
  • Mentor India Campaign
  • Atal Community Innovation Center
  • ARISE

About Atal Tinkering Labs

  • It is established by Atal Innovation Mission in schools across India.
  • Its objective is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.

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