Acara Challange 2010

Think of the last time you had an idea about solving a community issue in your neighbourhood!

I am sure thousands of questions might have struck you – Is the idea feasible? Will people buy it? Who will support me to implement it? Will I get funding and mentorship for doing so? Are there communities that promote such Ideas? Or whether the issue is for real to start with?

Well, if you are a student and studying at one of the universities enlisted below and aspire to make a difference, your search ends at Acara Institute – an organization, which helps create sustainable businesses for social change.

Acara Institute is a non-profit organization which conducts an annual challenge with partner universities – a program that uses best practices from industry in concert with university courses to enable students to create real businesses.The program matches participating university students with counterparts from other universities and experts from industry as Mentors and guides across countries. It then challenges the teams of participants and mentors to develop feasible solutions to difficult problems, such as the lack of clean water and energy in urban slums.

Acara Institute is inclusionary and taps into the passion of its volunteers, business partners, university participants, and like-minded organizations and individuals.

The 2010 Acara Challenge will focus on two issues – Clean Water and Clean Energy. A tentative list of participating universities for Challenge’10 are Arizona State University, Cornell University, Duke University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinios – Chicago, University of Hartford, University of Minnesota, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, IIT Delhi, Vellore Institute of Technology(VIT),  K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (Mumbai) and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo De México from Mexico City.

Pleae visit for more details and to check out Acara’s blog. You can also follow them on twitter by searching for ‘acarainstitute’.


December 25, 2009. Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. BarryJacobs replied:

    This is a real nice post i also bookmarked your site and look for more updates. thanks.

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