The Global Engagement Council, IIT Madras, is holding the first-ever edition of the International Youth Summit with this year’s theme being “Cities for the future”. The broad idea of the IIT Madras International Youth Summit is to create a dialogue involving students intended to promote discussion and innovative solutions to various socio-economic issues in developing countries. The event is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or higher-level program in any field of study. Applicants must also necessarily have sufficient English language skills to understand, communicate and participate in the various aspects of the program. Applicants submit proposals written up in the first round. From these applications, six entries will be shortlisted for the final round, where participants will have to present the idea live.
About IIT Madras International Youth Summit 2023
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Entrepreneurship cell will be hosting its annual ‘Entrepreneurship Summit’ aimed at driving innovation through engineering challenges. This edition of the annual event will be held entirely online and will feature 4 conclaves- The youth conclave, Innovators conclave, startup conclave, and growth conclave. There will be two rounds of competition where participants are invited to think about what city authorities will have to do to ensure that cities become more sustainable, equal, and progressive and emblems of a bright future. They are encouraged to look at the problems through the lens of a policy consultant to come up with ideas that integrate tech and social welfare concerns in providing solutions to an urban authority in the future in designing an ideal City.
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Key Highlights of Summit
|Name of Programme
|IIT Madras International Youth Summit 2023
|To encourage the youth and inculcate them
|An opportunity to do something for your own city
|Applicant must know the sufficient English language
|IIT Madras International
Objective of IIT Madras International Youth Summit
The aim of the IIT Madras International Youth Summit is to encourage the youth and inculcate them in a spirit and sense of thinking of creative solutions to the various problems facing their countries and the world today, by combining their concerns with the necessary skill set to generate effective solutions. They are encourage to look at the problems through the lens of a policy consultant to come up with ideas that integrate tech and social welfare concerns in providing solutions to an urban authority in the future in designing an “ideal” City.
Benefits of IIT Madras International Youth Summit
IIT Madras International Youth Summit will be entirely online and will feature 4 conclaves- youth conclaves, innovators conclave, startup conclave, and growth conclave.
There will be more than 300 startups registered for this startup conclave, while around 2000 registration have record for the innovator’s conclave. In addition, around 800 people have registered for the growth conclave, with the Youth Conclave set to attract more than 1000 attendees.
- First prize- $1000
- Second prize- $500
- Third price- $250
- The event is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or high-level program in any field of study.
- Applicants must also necessarily have sufficient English language skills to understand, communicate and participate in the various aspects of the program.
- Students from all kinds of backgrounds are welcome at the IIT Madras International Youth Summit.
- Stage-1- The deadline for stage will update soon
Interested candidates/teams send in a write-up of an idea or proposal. These submissions will evaluate and the top 6 entries will shortlist for the final round.
- Stage 2 – The deadline for the final event will update soon
The shortlisted candidates will have to make a presentation that is 50 to 20 minutes long, providing a more detailed version of their Idea/proposal.
The theme for this year’s Youth Summit is “Cities For The Future”.
More than 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. All regions of the world are seeing a steady expansion of major cities, as well as the emergence of newer ones. Lower-income countries are expected to witness a massive spurt in urbanization, with the proportion of people living in urban areas expected to hit 50% by 2050. This expansion in urban settlements poses a host of serious challenges for governments across the world. While cities are characterized by an abundance of employment opportunities and ample resources, they often bear the brunt of overpopulation and extreme inequality, to say nothing of their impact on the environment.
What do you think city authorities will have to do to ensure that cities become more sustainable, equal, and progressive emblems of a brighter future? As a policy consultant, how would you integrate tech/AI perspectives and social welfare concerns in providing solutions to an urban authority in the future in designing an ‘ideal’ city? We welcome proposals regarding technological aspects, particularly those related to development and integration, into this visualization of the cities for the future as well.
Round 1: Written submissions
a. The idea write-up should be between 500 and 750 words.
b. The write-up must be written in English.
c.All sources must be referred to and cited properly in the write-up, following a consistent style of citation. Users may refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, for example.
d. The write-up must be the original work of the participant(s). No plagiarism will be allowed.
e. The originality of ideas and an analytical approach will be preferred over descriptive essays. Please avoid flamboyant language, and keep things to the point.
Round 2: Presentations
a. The presentation should have a maximum of 20 slides (excluding slides for title and references).
b. The time limit for the presentation is 15-20 minutes.
c. The presentation must be in English.
d. All sources must be cited (in-text) and referred to properly at the end of the presentation.
e. The presentation must be the original work of the participant(s). No plagiarism will allow.
Application procedure for IIT Madras International Youth Summit 2023
- The interested applicant should visit the IIT Madras International website.
- The homepage will appear on your screen, where all the data about the program is present. Now scroll down to click on the Register link.
- After that registration page will open on your screen where you have to enter your details such as:
- Email ID
- Full name
- Phone number
- Country of residence
- Type of degree pursuing
- Field of study
- After filling in all the details correctly click on the submit button for the final submission of the application form.
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