GUSEC Children Innovation Festival

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Children Innovation Festival 2019 is an initiative by GUSEC in partnership with UNICEF to identify, nurture and support children’s innovations in the state. The festival will engage young innovators across a boot camp, a conclave with multiple stakeholders and an exhibition of the selected ideas.

Participate in CIF2019

The Children Innovation Festival is a platform by GUSEC and UNICEF for young children in Gujarat to get the right support, mentorship and resources to realise their innovative ideas!CIF, through GUSEC and UNICEF, will also recognise young innovators and extend the world-class startup and innovation support facilities at GUSEC to these young brains!

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a bootcamp with national and international mentors, after which top 30 ideas will be felicitated and recognised by GUSEC and UNICEF.

List of best 30 Ideas


Incubation support at GUSEC

Cloud credits worth up to $20,000

Networking and mentorship

Access to government grants

Free co-working space

Who can apply?

– Anyone under the age of 18 with an innovative idea, and based in Gujarat.

– Individuals or teams, both may apply. In case of team applications, the application may be made in the name of the lead innovator. Details about the team members will be collected later on.

– Only one application per innovator shall be considered.

CIF2019: Important Dates

Applications deadline – 11:59 IST on October 13, 2019

Bootcamp for shortlisted ideas, selected from the applications – October 2019

Final conclave for top ideas – November 2019

Supporters and Collaborators

Organised by GUSEC, with support of Gujarat University, and UNICEF, Children Innovation Festival has had the support of several partners and collaborators listed below.

Support Organisations

Partner organisations