Dalmia Bharat Smart City Competition
Global Impact Competition India 2015, called the Dalmia Bharat Smart City Contest, is a nationwide contest organized and conducted by Ashoka Centre for Entrepreneurship. It is our endeavour to bring forth and promote exceptional, innovative ideas in the field of technology that can build a better, cleaner, safer India. GIC also marks the beginning of our partnership with Singularity University, California (SU). SU is headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. It provides educational programs and a startup accelerator to help creative minds to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.
The winner of this competition shall be awarded the Ashoka Dalmia-Bharat Fellowship worth $30,000 to represent India at the global classroom of the Graduate Studies Program at SU in June 2015. This program will be an opportunity to bring alive an idea, create a path-breaking technology, and impact millions of lives in collaboration with some of the world’s brightest minds.
GIC India 2015 has gained much momentum over the last month and a half, and we have received a heartening response from students, academia and researchers. Even as the applications are in the process of being screened and shortlisted, our team is gearing up for the grand finale on the 18th March 2015, to be held in Delhi.
We are thankful to Dalmia-Bharat Group for supporting us in taking a step towards building the India of our dreams and our outreach partner to become our speakers across country.