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Post at: Sep 25 2021

Student Entrepreneurship Program 3.0

Recent Context 

  • On August 17, 2021, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) NITI Aayog in collaboration with La Fondation Dassault Systemes (Dassault Systemes Foundation) has launched the the ‘Student Entrepreneurship Program’ (SEP 3.0).
  • Student Entrepreneurship Program’ (SEP 3.0) is for the young innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).


About the SEP 3.0-

  • The theme of SEP 3.0 is based on the ‘Made in 3D - Seed the Future Entrepreneurs Program, conceptualized and rolled out in France by La Main à la Pate Foundation and La Fondation Dassault Systemes Europe in 2017.
  • A total of 51 teams from 29 states are selected for the “Made in 3D - Seed the Future Entrepreneurs Program’ under SEP 3.0. 
  • Top 20 teams of ATL Marathon 2019, 10 teams selected by Dassault Systemes Foundation, 10 teams from Aspirational Districts and 10 teams from Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and North east regions are selected. 
  • A team from each school (6 students and a teacher) will be allocated seed funding towards creating pseudo start-up, design and prototype their innovation using 3D printing, prepare marketing campaign, define product pricing and create expansion strategy. 
  • With this they will receive real feel of ‘How a startup works!’.
  • At the end of the program, each school’s pseudo startup will participate in a playful competition and present their marketing campaign in front of experts from industry and academia.
  • The Top teams of SEP 3.0 are selected through the ATL Marathon, a nationwide contest where students identify community challenges and create grassroot innovations and solutions within their ATL lab.



  • Students learning for this pedagogy of hands-on learning is going to be a change from conventional learning.
  • SEP is a life changing opportunity for the young innovators to reach new heights.
  • Industry partnerships like these are critical to nurture the inventiveness of young students, and will enable them to create our planet a better place.

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