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Jan 07, 2020

Gujarat to set up Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center in state

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced the setting up of the Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center (VSCIC) to identify, nurture and promote children’s innovation in the state. He was speaking during the felicitation ceremony of Children’s Innovation Festival (CIF) held at Swarnim Sankul in Gandhinagar last evening. Top 30 idea teams led by school students have been felicitated by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on this occasion. A letter of intent was exchanged between Gujarat University and UNICEF on this occasion.

Children’s Innovation Festival - CIF has been organized by Gujarat University Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) - an incubation centre set up by Gujarat University in partnership with UNICEF. CIF initiative was conceptualized to identify, nurture and support children’s innovations in the state.

AIR correspondent reports that as a part of CIF, more than 480 teams applied from 25 districts of Gujarat, out of which 114 teams were selected for CIF Boot Camp for mentorship and capacity building on entrepreneurship. The festival was exclusively for the school-going children up to 18 years old. Out of 114 teams, 30 top ideas had been selected by a panel of jury, which have been felicitated at the event. 

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