Manipal University Teenovators 2016 – National Innovation Challenge for Young Minds

Held in association with INK, 500 students from 10 cities will participate in 6th edition of one of its kind competition; first regional round to be held at Chandigarh

Chandigarh, November 16, 2016: Manipal University, the pioneer in providing world-class education, in association with INK, announced the regional rounds of the 6th edition of Teenovators. A National Innovation Challenge for students from class nine through class 12, Teenovators involves projects based around Behavioral and Social Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Life Sciences.  This community of teenage students aims to transform imagination to drive impact. The event was held at St. Soldier's School, Sector 16, Panchkula School with over 20 schools participating in the preliminary challenge rounds. 

Manipal University Teenovators 2016 – National Innovation Challenge for Young Minds

In the Preliminary Challenge phase, each school submitted project synopsis. The Chandigarh Challenge event felicitated the schools that participated in the Teenovators 2016 Programme. The top teams Mount Carmel School, CL DAV Sr. Secondary School, Shivalik Public School Mohali, Carmel Convent School, Gurukul World School, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (AKSIPS), Gurukul, Kundan International School, Vivek High School, Eicher were shortlisted for the pre-final Challenge and will attend the Grand Finale at Manipal to compete for the prestigious TEENOVATOR of the Year award.  

Based on the merit of the project idea, about 25% of the teams were shortlisted by a panel of judges comprising of Prof J B Singh, Department of Physics, Punjab University and Mr. Kalyanaraman, Author and Technology Entrepreneur, Mr. Pavan Soni, Innovation Evangelist, IIM- Bangalore. The shortlisted teams will then design a solution and present it before the jury, following which, the finalists will be selected. The finalists are mentored and guided by industrial partners to develop working models of the solutions proposed. At the finale, final teams will present their projects before a panel of judges and the top three winning teams will receive the prestigious TEENOVATORS of the Year Certificate and also cash awards totaling up to INR 10 Lakh. The Grand Finale of Teenovators is scheduled for January 2017 at Manipal.

About Manipal University

Manipal University is nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. The University is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town. It also has nearly 2,500 faculty teaching in various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Campus.

About INK

INK is a community that transforms imagination to impact. This platform for innovation is committed to sharing inspiring stories and disruptive thinking, gathered from the most unexpected sources. INK is a movement where the future is written… together.