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Student Entrepreneurship Programme

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Student Entrepreneurship Programme:


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

About SEP 2.0 and its significance:

It will allow student innovators to work closely with Dell volunteers.

  • They will receive mentor support; 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.

About Student Entrepreneurship Programme:

SEP 1.0 began in January 2019.

Through a 10-month-long rigorous programme, the top 6 teams of ATL Marathon—a nationwide contest where students identify community challenges and create grassroots innovations and solutions within their ATLs—got a chance to transform their innovative prototypes into fully functioning products, which are now available in the market.

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Prelims Link:

  1. Who can setup ATLs?
  2. What is the financial support given for setting up of ATLs?
  3. Aim and objectives of Tinker from Home campaign?
  4. Who heads NITI Aayog?
  5. About Student Entrepreneurship Programme.

Mains Link:

Discuss the objectives and significance of Atal Tinkering Labs.

Sources: pib.