Total number of students who applied - 10,580
Total number of students selected - 500
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The objective of the program is to give students an opportunity and platform to learn how to conceptualize, create and brand their own experience, deploy using Spark AR Studio and publish experiences on Facebook thereby contributing to the Spark AR ecosystem.
AR Industry experts who have been assigned to the student teams as coaches for the duration of the program for guidance and feedback.
Deadline for submission
Selection and Announcement of
Top 250 teams
Open Program Begins
Open Program Ends
Final Demo Day
Facebook School of Innovation aims to foster future talent in emerging technologies and bring cutting edge technologies to India for ambitious students. We recognize that the students enrolled in university programmes, across disciplines are very keen to learn emerging technologies provided they have content and guidance from the Industry.
The mission of Facebook’s School of Innovation is to create a learning pathway for students to gain experience in Facebook developer technologies and graduate to the industry with skills to get jobs or become entrepreneurs.
The second emerging tech of SoI (SoI 2.0) starting in January 2019 is Augmented Reality (AR). The scope of SoI 2.0 is to conduct an Open Program on Spark AR Studio and create awareness. Through these programs students will be able to work with Spark AR Studio for developing a range of AR effects such as Face Effects, World Effects and body tracked AR experiences, publish and distribute these effects across Facebook’s camera platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
The first emerging tech of the School of Innovation (SoI 1.0) was Virtual Reality (VR). A nationwide Open Program on VR was conducted during Aug 2018 to Feb 2019 and the selected teams demonstrated their projects in the VR Demo Day held on 23rd Feb 2019. We have integrated the VR course at Sastra and GITAM university.
Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) is a mission-based organisation to build the collective network for teaching and learning emerging technology courses to students.
The Company is currently piloting with select industry partners (Facebook and Freshworks) to create a connected learning platform for faculty and students in partner Universities to teach and learn emerging technologies like Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and Web Developer Courses.
Facebook has been involved with SV.CO as the Official Silicon Valley Host Partner along with City of Menlo Park and US Embassy in India in hosting the largest contingent of Indian students founders to visit Silicon Valley in June 2017.
Facebook with its interest to nurture future talent in India, partnered with SV.CO in 2018 to take the School of Innovation to the engineering students to understand the potential of cutting edge technologies, develop skills, build products and demo to industry leaders.