To promote the culture of Design Thinking and Innovation, UNICEF's Office of Innovation, YuWaah and Inqui-Lab Foundation developed Unisolve: a blended learning portal for Innovation and Problem Solving based on the UPSHIFT curriculum. Implemented in 4 Indian states, Maldives and Bhutan, this has enabled us to reach more than 250,000 students.
In collaboration with Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), Y-HUB, Govt. of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh we conduct an annual School Innovation Challenge. 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 web and mobile devices followed by a call for submission of ideas. 25 best ideas are selected for in-person prototyping of the solutions and boot camps.
Witnessing excellent participation from teachers and students in the past two years, the current edition of School Innovation Challenge is now underway