ATL Tinkerpreneur – 2024

ATL Tinkerpreneur – 2024


The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, announced the commencement of applications for the ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur 2024’.

  • ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur 2024’- is a flagship summer boot camp under AIM’s Atal Tinkering Labs program.
  • It is open to all schools across India including non ATL school.

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Key highlights:

  • Program Duration: Spanning 40 days from June to July, the virtual boot camp aims to equip students with essential digital skills and frameworks for developing their own online ventures.
  • Mentoring and Expert Sessions: Participants will receive mentoring from AIM’s dedicated mentors under the ‘Mentor India Initiative’ and will engage in expert sessions on digital, product, and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Previous Editions’ Success: The previous editions saw over 5000 team innovations, with the top 100 teams receiving internship and funding opportunities from the Indian School of Business (ISB).
  • New Additions for 2024: The 2024 edition introduces the Tinkerpreneur Comic Book series and flashcards for easy concept revision, developed by TinkerChamps, a student-led non-profit club.

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

  • The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) was launched by the Government of India in 2016.
  • It was aimed at fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship nationwide.
  • AIM’s primary goal is to build and nurture an innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem across various levels, including schools, universities, research institutions, MSMEs, and industries.
  • AIM utilizes real-time Management Information Systems (MIS) and dynamic dashboards to systematically oversee and manage its initiatives.
  • NITI Aayog is the implementing agency responsible for executing AIM’s programs and initiatives.
  • AIM has introduced several key programs to stimulate and support innovation:
    • Atal Tinkering Labs: Fostering creativity and innovation in school students.
    • Atal Incubation Centres: Supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs with infrastructure and mentoring.
    • Atal New India Challenge: Encouraging technological innovations that address societal challenges.
    • Mentor of Change Program: Connecting innovators with experienced mentors.
    • Atal Community Innovation Center: Promoting innovation in underserved and unserved regions.
    • Atal Research & Innovation for Small Enterprises (ARISE): Supporting research and innovation in MSMEs.