D.I.V.E. (18+) | Maker’s Asylum

D.I.V.E is a 3-weeks long experiential learning program designed for building solutions aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The program has been co-designed by XAVIER-EMLYON Business School (emlyon Business School) and Maker’s Asylum to bring together business school students from France and entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and others from India together in one room to design scalable solutions for the local communities.

Program Dates: 16th March - 3rd April 2020 (Monday to Friday)

Location: Maker’s Asylum Mumbai

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM

Age group: 18+ (no upper limit)

Application Deadline: March 13th, 2020


D.I.V.E. is a first of its kind collaboration between emlyon Business School, a French leading business school founded in Lyon, France in 1872 and a makerspace in India, Maker’s Asylum. emlyon wanted to send its students to India to gain perspective through the program of the local problems and interact with an interdisciplinary group in an intensive and collaborative environment. The first edition of the program started in March 2019 and has become a biannual event that is hosted in Mumbai every March & November. It has an alumni base of now 80 participants from various disciplines and 14 projects aligned to different goals have come out of it. This is the 3rd edition of the program.

Program Framework





Education First


Mentors are the heart of the program and we try to curate an exciting bunch every year for the participants! From social entrepreneurs, head of innovation, policymakers, hardware and design experts to impact investors the program attracts some quality professionals to work with the teams on designing solutions.

Here are some mentors from our past editions. Mentors for March 2020 will be updated shortly.

Program fee

The program fee for D.I.V.E 2020 is INR 19,900/ (+18% GST) for the 3 weeks.

The program fee is mandatory. We are committed to maintaining a diverse group and encourage those who have the interest and ability to succeed in the profession, regardless of their financial resources. To support that aim, we are providing financial assistance to need-based applications. If you are not in need of financial assistance, kindly pass this opportunity on to applicants who may need it. Scholarships are limited and highly competitive. In case you do need financial assistance, kindly indicate the same in your application form.


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