New Delhi, Delhi (PRWEB) February 08, 2015
Ashoka University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singularity University (SU) in the United States. Headquartered at NASA Research Park in California, Singularity University (SU) is exploring one of its first strategic partnerships in India focused on launching a global impact competition. Globally, Singularity University aims to develop a global network of innovation ecosystems alongside a coalition of entrepreneurs, business leaders, universities, government agencies and nonprofits. Through the competition, these two institutions hope to mobilize future resources to tackle some of India’s challenges from food to energy, water, security, health, environment, education, poverty and space by leveraging the power of exponential and innovative technologies.
“Singularity University organises this event annually in partnership with organizations from around the world. The aim is to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas that can impact lives both locally and globally in next three to five years,” said Priyank Narayan, Director of Entrepreneurship, Ashoka University, and Sonipat. “In India, the theme of the competition is smart cities. The event is supported by the Dalmia group,” he added.
The competition calls for participants to submit their ideas that according to them will upgrade the existing or emerging Indian cities to create scalable smart cities relevant over a period of time. The ideas should promote quality of life, resource optimization and economic value creation using innovative and disruptive technology.
Winner of the contest will get to spend his summers in the Silicon Valley as a recipient of a scholarship worth $30,000 for a 10 week program at Singularity University, California and get a chance to represent India at a global platform. The participation may be as an individual or in group, though only one person above the age of 20 will be eligible for representing India at the global classroom in SU. The finalists will be mentored by some of the leading entrepreneurs who are a part of the Ashoka University’s founding board. The registration process has already started and the last date for registrations is on 25th February 2015.
For further information about the contest: http://global.singularityu.org/india/gic/