The National Children Innovation Challenge is a unique initiative by GUSEC and UNICEF to identify the best young innovators in India. It aims to scout for innovative ideas by school-going children that solve the problems related to or in line with the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The National Children Innovation Challenge (NCIC) is an extension of the Children Innovation Festival (CIF), an initiative of GUSEC & UNICEF to identify, nurture, and support children-led innovations in the state of Gujarat. The CIF, in its two editions, brought about 2088 applications by 3114 children across states & UTs of the country into the fold of innovation, with children as young as 7-year-olds submitting their ideas.
Based on the tremendous success of the CIF and the enthusiastic response of children, we decided to open the platform to a bigger audience, giving more children the opportunity to ideate and solve problems of the contemporary world.