SAP labs India on Wednesday said it will train 500 teachers over the next three years under NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
Under the guidance of AIM, the company will also create a platform for the existing 68 Atal Incubation Centers (AICs) across India to foster engagement.
Additionally, SAP will select five startups from the 68 AICs for further accelerator support and facilitate investment in these projects. The company plans to conduct a programme in Karnataka to choose 25 young entrepreneurs to incubate and nurture their ideas.
The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is the government’s initiative to develop new programs and policies for fostering innovation in different sectors of the economy. Under the scheme, the concept of Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) was introduced to help innovators.
SAP said that it will adopt 100 ATLs and provide digital education to 30,000 students in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and the North East.
NITI Aayog said that its AIM mission has selected 10,000 schools to establish ATLs, covering 93% of all districts and 98% of upcoming smart cities.
Through the partnership SAP and AIM will work together in mentoring students in advanced technology topics such as electronics, mechatronics, internet of things and coding. The labs would also provide mentoring support to startups and facilitate piloting of projects.
"With the adoption of 100 ATL's in the next three years, SAP will equip young talent with advanced digital skills, experiential STEM education, and expertise to drive socio-economically relevant innovation at a young age," Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP and Managing Director, SAP Labs India, said.