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Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP)

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    15th Aug, 2020
  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) an initiative by the NITI Aayog, in collaboration with Dell Technologies has launched Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP).
    • AIM aims to create a paradigm shift where children as young as 12 years of age are being introduced to the world of technology innovation.
    • Eligibility - Schools (minimum Grade VI - X) managed by Government, local body or private trusts/society.
    • Financial Support - It provides grant-in-aid of Rs. 20 Lakh to each school that includes a one-time establishment cost of Rs. 10 lakh and operational expenses of Rs. 10 lakh for a maximum period of 5 years to each ATL.
  • AIM is establishing Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in schools across India with a vision to cultivate one million children in India as neoteric (modern) innovators.
  • SEP will allow student innovators of ATLs to work closely with Dell volunteers.
  • It provides training on business and entrepreneurship skills to students.
  • 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.

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