AIM – ICDK Water Challenge 4.0


As a part of the Indo- Danish Green Strategic Partnership, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog (AIM) has collaborated with ICDK, Royal Danish Embassy in India, and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to prepare the Indian participation for the Next Generation Digital Action program hosted by DTU in Denmark. The AIM-ICDK Water Innovation Challenge has successfully completed 3 editions and has launched the 4th edition this year.

The selected teams will form the Indian cohort which will participate in the global Next Generation Digital Action program and engage with young talents from leading universities and innovation hubs of 9 countries (India, Denmark, Ghana, Kenya, Korea, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Colombia and Mexico).

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Call for Application: 10th June 2024
Last Date of Application: 20th June 2024

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Unique international innovation initiative taking you from a real challenge to a presentable concept.
  • Fully covered travel, accommodation and participation at the Digital Tech Summit and days in Denmark.
  • Grow your international network with leading experts, business mentors, and like-minded innovators.
  • Develop interdisciplinary competencies.
  • Learn to work with sustainability, digital solutions, inclusion and Universal Design.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from across the world.
  • Social events with a startup and student community.
  • Opportunity to present your ideas on international stage

WHAT YOU COMMIT TO

  • Participating in a hybrid innovation journey, including groupwork, joint Boot Camp sessions and Keynotes as well as individual mentoring sessions.
  • Participating in a 3-weeks course from 05th -24th August.
  • Join Digital Tech Summit and our preparation program 26th October - 02nd November 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Openly engage in the program, supporting the other participants with your unique insights and knowledge.

Student Track -

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The student journey focuses on Digital Action for Societal Impact, brought forward by external partners through sustainability challenges with a specific focus on digitization. The track offers a hybrid 3-week August course for students from Denmark and from partner universities around the world. Selected students will be facilitated to develop solutions to sustainability challenges by external partners that focus on digitalization and then invited to exhibit and pitch their ideas at the Digital Tech Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be Indian citizens
  • Age not more than 35 years
  • Must be university students studying BA, MA or PHD at any university across India.
  • Able to participate virtually in a 3-week hybrid program from 5th - 24th August and physically in Copenhagen from 26th Oct – 2nd Nov 2024
  • Should be proficient in English
  • Maximum of 3 People per team will travel to Denmark for the Program.

Time Lines

  • Call for applications : 10th – 20th June 2024
  • Kick Off Virtual event : 2nd August 2024
  • Virtual Innovation Journey : 5th - 24th August
  • Global Kick off Days in Denmark : 28th - 29th Oct 2024
  • Digital Tech Summit in Denmark: 30th – 31st Oct 2024
  • Next Step Session in Denmark : 1st Nov 2024

Entrepreneur Track -

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The Young Entrepreneurs track presents an exciting opportunity for Indian technology start-ups in the early stages to accelerate their ideas and form global partnerships. Successful participants will get the opportunity to take part in a combination of workshops, networking opportunities and access to experts. The programme’s focus is on equipping start-ups with tools, insights and relevant networks to prepare for a successful congress participation so as to showcase their entrepreneurial prowess. This entails providing support in developing a strategy for the congress, networking with potential investors and building relationships with important players in industry.

Who can apply for the challenge?

  • Applicants must be Indian Citizens
  • Age not more than 35 years
  • Able to participate virtually in a 3-week hybrid program from 5th - 24th August and physically in Copenhagen from 26th Oct – 2nd Nov 2024
  • Should be proficient in English
  • Maximum of 3 People per team will travel to Denmark for the Program.

Time Lines

  • Call for applications : 10th – 20th June 2024
  • Kick Off Virtual event : 2nd August 2024
  • Virtual Innovation Journey : 5th - 24th August
  • Digital Tech Summit in Denmark: 30th – 31st Oct 2024
  • Next Step Session in Denmark : 1st Nov 2024

More about last years’ edition

Next Generation City Action 2023 Evaluation Booklet (www.NextGenerationAction.com)

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