Organisation : Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog Mygov
Contest Name : ATL Marathon 2023-24
Applicable For : Citizen of India
Last Date : 26th January 2024
Website : https://www.mygov.in/task/atl-marathon-2023-2024/
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What is Mygov ATL Marathon?
ATL Marathon 2023-24 is a national-level innovation challenge spearheaded by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF, and other stakeholders. This competition is aimed at young innovators who can address community issues and create working prototypes of innovative solutions. In the last edition of the Marathon, over 12,000 innovations were witnessed, with the top 400 teams securing internship opportunities with reputed companies in India, as well as prizes and certificates from AIM and NITI Aayog. Last Date of Contest is 26th January 2024.
Related / Similar Contest : MyGov Logo Design Competition for Ken-Betwa Link Project Authority KBLPA 2023
Themes & Problem Statements of ATL Marathon
1. Agriculture :
a. Develop a prototype of an automated device or machine that assists small-scale farmers in tasks such as planting, watering, or harvesting crops
b. Design and construct a device or instrument capable of identifying and measuring the levels of pesticides or other chemical residues present in soil and food products, thereby verifying their organic status.
2. Inclusivity :
a. Develop a tool that helps students to manage their emotional and mental health
b. Devise a fun, gamified way for students to build skills like problem solving, spatial thinking, negotiation, and pattern recognition
3. Disaster Management :
a. Develop a small-scale, community alert system prototype that uses local resources to warn residents of impending natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, etc.
b. Design Solutions that can solve some of the pressing challenges of India such as handling medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, etc.
4. Mobility :
a. Accessibility and Inclusive Design- Creating innovative transportation and infrastructure solutions that are inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities, ensuring equal access to mobility options and enhancing the overall urban experience for everyone.
b. Devise an integrated solution that employs technology to reduce traffic congestion, while simultaneously incorporating features aimed at preventing road accidents and reducing the incidence of fatalities.
5. Health :
a. Develop products to ensure the availability of quality healthcare on an equitable, affordable and accessible basis with a special focus on underserved populations.
b. Create a tool that promotes healthy living among Indian youth, focusing on areas like nutrition, physical activity, and mental well-being
6. Education & Skill Development :
a. Design a low-cost ATL Model/toolkit encompassing all the key segments of Tinkering.
b. Toys/Games for Education: Design Toys and Games that will help children (2 – 12 years) learn better in an interactive and fun way.
7. Space :
a. Design a Payload for a Satellite that can be launched into Space
b. Build an All Terrain Rover that will explore the surface of other planets, and analyse its environment
How to Participate in the ATL Marathon?
** All Students (from ATL and Non-ATL schools) can submit their entries in the Marathon.
** The Innovations by the student teams must be aligned to one of the Themes of the ATL Marathon 2023-24.
** Each team must select one Problem Statement, where schools identify community problems of their choice and develop innovative solutions in the form of working prototypes.
** A team may submit entries to more than one problem statement, please keep in mind that to do so, you will need to fill the application form separately for each problem statement.
** There is no limit on how many teams from a school can participate.
** The online application form submission will include:
» Research Document
» 3-minute Video (capturing details of their working prototype/solution)
** Each Team shall consist of a maximum of 3 students (class 6th to 12th) and one ATL incharge/ School Teacher (must be an employee of the ATL School). We encourage ATL schools to also include other school and/or community students within the Team Composition.
** Kindly note individual member entry is not allowed. Also, if the team size exceeds the 3-member limit, the entry/ submission will be immediately disqualified.
Prizes & Certificates of ATL Marathon
Top Teams of ATL Marathon- Student Internship Programme (SIP)
Top 75 teams – Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP)
Special Certificates :
Top 10 teams from rural areas
Top 10 teams from government schools
Top 10 teams from Aspirational Districts
Top 10 teams including Children with special needs
School with 25+ teams participating
Important Dates of ATL Marathon
Launch of ATL Marathon – 1 November 2023
Innovation & Prototyping Phase 1 November 2023 -26 January 2024
Last day to submit projects for ATL Marathon 22-23 – 26 January 2024
Announcement of Top Teams of ATL Marathon – May 2024
SIP Programme starts for Top Teams of ATL Marathon – June 2024 onwards
SEP Programme starts for Top Teams of SIP – November 2024 onwards