Microsoft and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) are coming together for Imagine Cup 2021 in India, an annual innovation challenge for students and technology enthusiasts. It is a global competition designed to empower students to apply artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies to solve some of the world's most critical social and sustainability issues.
This year, Imagine Cup will be held virtually with students competing to solve global challenges across four categories: earth, education, health and lifestyle.
NSDC is the knowledge partner for this event that will enable its nation-wide reach across states, districts and skill development centres.
The two institutions will conduct virtual Imagine camps across the country to drive awareness and educate students about the use of advanced technologies in their projects. As a part of it, students will get a chance to hear from past winners of the Imagine Cup about their experience and advice on tips and tricks.
Speaking about the competition, Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft, said, “As economies focus on building resilience, we are witnessing the power of technology and innovation to solve some of the world's toughest challenges at scale. The Imagine Cup serves as a platform for the youth of India to couple technology with innovative ideas and build something that matters to them, makes a difference in their communities and creates societal impact.”