School Innovation Challenge
To promote the culture of Design Thinking and Innovation, UNICEF and Inqui-Lab foundation in collaboration with Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), Govt. of Telangana, have conducted a School level Innovation Challenge, a one of its kind program that aims to promote 21st-century skills and design thinking amongst students and teachers.
The objective of the School Innovation Challenge (SIC) is to inspire students to solve problems by using a simplified design thinking process as a method to innovate. Each participating team undergoes an online, hands-on animated course on problem-solving via mobile followed by a call for submission of ideas. 25 best ideas are selected for in-person prototyping boot camps.
For the 2020 Edition, the top 25 grand finale showcase took place on January 4th, 2021. Post Jury selection, the top 10 winning teams were declared for further real-world implementation support.
Witnessing excellent participation from teachers and students in the 2020 edition, School Innovation Challenge is now gearing up for its 2021 edition in the states of Telangana and Karnataka. Brainstorming and planning in progress with a promise to make this year’s edition even bigger and better!