AIM – ICDK Water Challenge 4.0 and Innovations For You – SDG Entrepreneurs of India

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Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog (AIM) recently launched of two initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and sustainability in India. They are ‘AIM – ICDK Water Challenge 4.0’ and the fifth edition of ‘Innovations for You’ handbook, spotlighting SDG entrepreneurs of India.

About AIM – ICDK Water Challenge 4.0

Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog
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1. The AIM (Atal Innovation Mission) has introduced the fourth edition of the Water Challenge in partnership with the Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) at the Royal Danish Embassy in India.

2. This challenge aims to find creative solutions for important water problems. It’s part of a special partnership between India and Denmark focused on green and sustainable strategies.

3. Teams that are selected will join the Indian cohort and participate in a global program called the Next Generation Digital Action. They will work with young talents from top universities and innovation centers in nine countries: India, Denmark, Ghana, Kenya, Korea, Tanzania, South Africa, Colombia, and Mexico.

4. The challenge is open to students and young entrepreneurs under the age of 35. It’s especially encouraging early-stage startups, researchers, and young innovators who are committed to environmental sustainability to apply.

5. There are two tracks in this challenge:

i) The Student Track focuses on using digital technology to create a positive impact on society.

ii) The Young Entrepreneurs Track offers Indian tech startups an opportunity to develop their ideas faster and form international partnerships.

About Innovations For You – SDG Entrepreneurs of India

1. AIM has also released the fifth edition of ‘Innovations For You’. It is a coffee table book series that highlights the work of entrepreneurs in India who are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2. This edition features 60 entrepreneurs from different parts of India.

3. Each one is working on sustainable innovations that help society, such as creating products from recyclable materials, promoting green energy, providing inclusive education, and supporting underrepresented communities and local artisans.

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