Manipal University and INK, a community that transforms imagination to impact, has come together to launch ‘Teenovators 2015’ – a National Innovation Challenge for 9th to 12th standard students and teachers.
The launch of Teenovators 2015 saw young students from Purnaprajna, National Public School, Sri Vani Public School , St Josephs High School and Carmel Convent come together to light the ‘Torch of Innovation’ symbolizing the power of innovation and seeding the thought of entrepreneurship at a young age.
The torch will relay across eight cities, travelling to 400+ schools and inspire young minds to build solutions that will change the world.
“Creativity has been drummed out of the education curriculum. Children need to be encouraged to take initiative and solve their own problems. This helps develop entrepreneurial traits at an early age. INK not only provides inspiration, but is also a springboard to launch ideas into creative action. We are happy to be associated with INK to promote Teenovators and encourage interesting ideas,” said Dr. G.K Prabhu, Registrar of Manipal University.
Teenovators 2015 is open to 400 Higher Secondary Schools (9th to 12th standard) from the following cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Udupi, Manipal and Chandigarh. Each of these 400 schools will select a team of five students and one Faculty member to take part in the Championship.
Schools are given about six months to complete the project.
The winning teams will receive the prestigious TEENOVATOR of the Year certificate and also a total cash prize worth Rs. 10 lakhs.