New Delhi: The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog declared the results of its flagship national annual innovation Marathon challenge ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019, held over more than 5000 Atal Tinkering Labs across the country and announced 150 winners of the Marathon.
This year, the challenge was executed by AIM, in partnership with MyGOV on MyGov’s Innovate Platform, according to a statement issued here on Wednesday.
With the central theme as ‘Research, Ideate, Innovate, Implement – Mindful Innovation for the greater good’, this year’s marathon was uniquely designed by the students themselves. Phase-I of the challenge included crowd-sourcing of the problems, faced by students in the communities surrounding them.
The winning teams have been offered several awards to help them take their innovative solutions to the next level, and present those at various national level platforms.
The announcement of the top 150 teams was done in an innovative virtual event, sparkling with the presence of distinguished set of panelists, consisting of AIM’s partners from the government and private sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Mission Director AIM R Ramanan said ”The ATL Tinkering Marathon has become a much-looked for event by all ATL students, as it provides them with a unique opportunity to exercise their imagination and creative potential.
”This year, a different approach was adopted, wherein we wanted the next generation to themselves think and identify the problems worth solving,” he added.
The winning teams will be awarded a mix of opportunities to hone their prototypes, in collaboration with AIM’s partners.
These include a Student Innovator Programme with Atal Incubation Centers, Student Internship Programmes with IBM, Digital Internship Programme with Adobe.
Further, the top all-girl teams will get an exclusive chance to refine their ideas, under the guidance of Dell Technologies, added the statement.