NXplorers is Shell’s global STEM Education program, especially designed for the youth around the world. The program has already benefitted more than 65,000 students from 18 countries in 4 continents around the world. NXplorers Future Leaders Lab is a self- learning module to help students from universities, colleges and other Higher Education Institutes to develop critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills by learning proven NXplorers methodology. The program offers the participant to explore real world problems under Food-Water-Energy Nexus and develop potential solutions through systems thinking, scenario planning and theory of change methodologies.

The program has two parts, first part is the self – learning module and second part is the Idea Competition which is optional.After completing the self-learning part of the program, participants would be eligible to participate in the “Idea Competition”. However, this is not mandatory to participate in the Idea Competition after completing the self-learning module but we highly recommend to submit your idea generated from the self-learning for enhanced learning and exposure .Participants can submit their entries as individual or team entry. Top 10 entries would be mentored by experts from industry and academia to develop their ideas further. They would get an opportunity to pitch their ideas to senior leaders from energy industry and other experts. Top 6 entries shall be awarded with a seed funding, of Rs 3,00,000/- for a team project and Rs.1,00,000/- for an individual project, to execute their projects in a real-world situation. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further detail on participation of Idea Competition.

NXplorers enables participants to:

  • Develop ‘higher-order’ cognitive capacities, such as critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skill.
  • Learn and practice tools, methodologies and skills needed to tackle real world problems using collaborative, innovative and inter-disciplinary approaches and to become positive agents of change.
  • Explore and address the complex challenges faced by our society related to Food – Water – Energy nexus.

Important Dates

15th March 2021 (23.59 Hrs IST) Deadline to submit entries for Idea Competition
15th May 2021  Announcement of Top 6 Change projects for seed funding
16th May 2021/Post announcement of the results  Implementation of the ideas in the community

Above dates are tentative & subject to change

Registrations are open for self learning module

Self Learning Module

Idea Competition Form

Terms & Conditions

Guidelines & Important Information

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