NXplorers Future Leaders Lab
Learn a new way of thinking to solve real-world challenges under Food-Water- Energy Nexus and become the change agents to shape the future. Complete the Self Learning Module of NXplorers and participate in the “Idea Competition” to win the opportunity to get mentorships from industry experts. Top 6 entries also get seed funding to execute the ideas in real world.
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Title: NXplorers HE India
Duration: 0:59 minutes
Showcase Shell NXplorers Future Leaders Lab, a competition for higher education students in India to participate in a self-learning course to develop their skills and a new way of thinking (NXthinking) and create solutions to the food-water-energy challenges in India and beyond.
NXplorers HE India Transcript
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To unleash your potential
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To tackle local, national and global challenges, with…
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The NXplorers Future Leaders Lab
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Join The Shell NXplorers free online course
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To develop a new set of skills
Systems Thinking Scenario Planning Theory of Change
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And a fresh way of thinking
The Big Picture Connections Perspectives The Future Change
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To solve any complex problem
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To take part in the Idea Competition
Collaborate with your peers
Supported by leaders and mentors
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Receive funding to develop your ideas
For sustainable solutions
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And become an agent of positive change
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Shell NXplorers Brand
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.
|31st August 2021 (23:59 HRS IST)
||Deadline to submit entries for Idea Competition|
|5th November 2021
||Announcement of Top 6 Change projects for seed funding|
|Post announcement of the results
||Implementation of the ideas in the community|
Above dates are tentative and subject to change.
A school student from Karnataka, India is improving the health and safety of local farmers and helping them save energy with an innovative Agri Sprayer.