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School of Innovation India from Facebook
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Welcome to School of Innovation India from Facebook at SV.CO

A Unique Opportunity for Engineering Students

School of Innovation India aims to foster future talent in emerging and cutting edge technology for ambitious students in India. We will help students learn how to build innovative products while in college and polish them under the guidance of the Industry.

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The first program under School of Innovation is focused on VR as an emerging technology area, and as a part of this program, top 10 student teams from across 4M engineering students and 3300 engineering colleges in India will be selected to build a next generation VR product idea they have.


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Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) is a group of engineers,artists, designers, scientists, technology founders, organisations, governments (city, state, national and international) who have come together with a mission to build a world class learning environment on the Internet for students to build products.

Teams with commercial success join startup incubators, accelerators, angel funds and teams with engineering success get great jobs in startups or go for higher studies.

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Facebook is already involved with SV.CO as the Official Silicon Valley Host Partner along with City of Menlo Park and US Embassy in India and hosted the largest contingent of Indian students founders to visit Silicon Valley in June 2017.

Facebook with its interest to nurture future talent in India, is partnering with SV.CO to take the School of Innovation to the engineering students to understand the potential of cutting edge technologies, build products, demo to industry leaders and perhaps also launch to customers.

Virtual Reality and its applications are poised to disrupt a lot of industry areas, but currently there aren't any established business models, products or markets. This offers ample scope to large companies, growth-stage startups, and young technology enthusiasts between 18-22 in engineering colleges across India to be early adopters of this fascinating new technology.

What’s coming ahead?

MAR - APR 2018

Applications Open

MAY 2018

Applications End

JUN 2018

Selection of Teams

JUL 2018

VR Hackathon

AUG 2018

Program Commence

OCT 2018

Mid-program demo Day

JAN 2019

Final Demo Day at Facebook India

Our Commitment to Student Teams

Fairness in Selection

Fairness in Selection

A team of 3-4 students who are currently pursuing their Engineering can apply and they would be selected through a state specific campaign as well as national campaign.

Knowledge, Skill and Learning

Knowledge, Skill and Learning

Students would be on-boarded the SV.CO Online Learning Platform and supported with Human Assisted Learning on a Action Learning (Learn by Doing) pedagogy.

Guidance and Assessment

Guidance and Assessment

The select teams will be announced by Facebook India and will get an opportunity to present their product demo results to the leadership panel identified.

Future Prospects

Future Prospects

Based on whether they have customer success, they can choose to build a startup or use their engineering skills to get great jobs in other startups.


This effort needs collaboration between multiple stakeholders. Each stakeholder will find benefit in partnering as it will also help in taking forward their own community mission.

Gain knowledge
Gain Knowledge

Currently enrolled University/College Engineering Students

Individuals or teams who are already exploring to build VR products or aspiring to build.

Provide knowledge
Provide Knowledge

Startups, Established Tech Companies, Academic Institutes

Already working in the VR space, who want to partner and contribute.

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Enable Reach

Central and State Governments, Key Institutes/Incubators

Help in taking this pioneering efforts to a large scale.