Gujarat to set up Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center

Highlights:

  • Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the State is to set up the Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center (VSCIC) in the state. 
  • The announcement was made at the Children's Innovation Festival (CIF) held at Swarnim Sankul in Gandhi Nagar. 
  • He felicitated top 30 idea teams, out 114 teams, led by school students in the state. 
  • Also, a letter of intent was exchanged between Gujarat University and UNICEF on the occasion.
  • The center will identify, nurture and promote children's ideas and innovation.
CIF: A fact file
  • Children's Innovation Festival (CIF) was organized by Gujarat University Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC). 
  • The initiative was aimed to identify, nurture and support children's innovations in the state. 
  • More than 480 teams applied from 25 districts of Gujarat, out of which 114 teams were selected for CIF Boot Camp for mentor -ship and capacity building on entrepreneurship. 
  • The festival was exclusively organized for the school-going children up to 18 years old.
  • GUSEC is an incubation centre set up by Gujarat University in partnership with UNICEF.