Bangalore, 21 August 2019: Dell Technologies initiated a Student Internship Program in partnership with NITI Aayog’ s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), as part of the ATL – Student Entrepreneurship Program. Dell hosted top teams of Atal Innovation Mission fora 2-week long internship program to mentor the students in areas such as technical support, product marketability, funding and incubation, patenting etc.
Through this program, Dell volunteers will be working closely with the student innovators to:
- Offer mentoring support
- Create a testbed and collect customer feedback
- Provide support to manufacturing a fully functional market-ready product
- Patent their ideas/processes
- Help them launch their product in the market
“Dell strives to drive change by harnessing the power of technology to create and inspire. Through this internship program, we envision to empower youth and continue to transform young innovators into entrepreneurs. We value our partnership with NITI Aayog and look forward to expanding our collaboration to drive innovation and learning among budding entrepreneurs.” said Mr.Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell Technologies India.
Dell Technologies’ employees have also been enrolled as ‘Mentors of Change’ and have volunteered to nurture the innovative spirit among students. Dell volunteers from across the country have been engaged in helping students ideate, providing technical expertise to refine their prototypes and also enhance their presentation skills.
Mr. Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission said, “Since the launch of ATL – Student Entrepreneurship Program earlier this year, we have accelerated our pace towards our goal of embedding values of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship amongst young ATL innovators.” He further added, “The internship program by Dell Technologies will mould these innovators to become successful future entrepreneurs, and we are proud that Dell has been associated with AIM in the above initiatives.”
Aimed towards nurturing India’s top ATL young innovators and introducing them to business, product development and entrepreneurship, Student Entrepreneurship Program is the flagship initiative launched by NITI Aayog’ s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in partnership with Dell Technologies and Learning Links Foundation. Launched in January 2019, the 10-month Student Entrepreneurship Program is part of Dell Technologies’ social-impact vision, Progress Made Real, fulfilling its mission of making India’s youth – Future Ready.