Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs) launched to democratise future technologies in schools.

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  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and Meta have announced the launch of Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs). 
  • Frontier Technology Labs ensure that students from diverse backgrounds across India will have equal opportunities to learn and engage with frontier technologies
  • Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs) are a part of Meta’s Education to Entrepreneurship initiative, launched in September 2023, to seamlessly connect students, youth, workforce, and micro-entrepreneurs with futuristic technologies.

Frontier Technologies

It refers to the leading edge of technological progress, often representing the most advanced innovations.

Significance of Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs)

  • The FTLs is an advanced version of Atal Tinkering Lab equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, including all components of the Tinkering Labs.                                                                   
  • Till date, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has established 10,000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in schools across 722 districts in India to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds.
  • FTLs empower students to innovate using technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Robotics, 3D Printing, and Internet of Things.
  • The FTLs will be funded by Meta and Atal Innovation Mission will be the knowledge partner.

• These labs will be managed by Meta’s partner 1M1B (One Million for One Billion).

  • 1M1B (1 Million for 1 Billion) established in 2014 enables youth to become future ready problem solvers creating real world impact. It is a United Nations accredited non-profit with special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is associated with the UN Department of Global Communications.

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