SDG School (16+) | Maker’s Asylum

The SDG School is a four weeks long challenge-based program that gives you access to a platform where you can voice an opinion, take an action and create an impact alongside other young leaders from across the globe. As a result of two complementary programs joining forces, SDG School is organised by Makers’Asylum and CRI-Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity as an upgrade of their two programs : STEAM School and CRI Labs Summer School.

The SDG School is based on the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations to be reached by 2030, a blueprint to achieve a better and a sustainable future for all cultures around the globe in the areas of education, healthcare, equality, energy, production, consumption, climate change and strategic partnerships.

During these 4 intensive weeks, you will be exposed to global scenarios, new methodologies in science and technology and will be trained to think like a social entrepreneur to prototype a meaningful project. You will be able to create a game, make a device or build an art installation tackling a SDG with the mentorship of experts in game making, medicine, environmental science, digital fabrication, frugal innovation – and much more!

  • Program Dates: 6th July - 31st July 2020 (Monday to Friday)
  • Location: The CRI, 8 bis Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France
  • Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Age group: 16+ (no upper limit and open to all disciplines)
  • Ideal for: Entrepreneurs, Students, Freelancers, Artists, Designers, Engineers and everyone who wants to create an impact!
  • Application Deadline: April 30th, 2020
  • Available seats: 15

Program History

Maker’s Asylum and the CRI in Paris have been working together since 2016 to create avenues of Indo-French cultural and intellectual exchange. We started with co-designing our first program STEAM School in Mumbai that has now over 400 alumni in 25 countries and over 50 projects. In 2019, we decided to rename STEAM School as SDG School and hosted its first edition in Paris last July. 8 projects aligned to the Global Goals came out of the program with 40 participants from India, China, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Canada and France.

Program Framework

Projects from SDG School 2019

Yawo - A Smart Insole
Yawo - A Smart Insole

BougeBeta - A game to help people move
BougeBeta - A game to help people move

UnfoldED - Bringing Awareness about the SDGs

Mindscape - A solution for young adults facing depression

Executive Steering Committee


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 edition. Mentors for July 2020 will be updated shortly.

What you can expect

Program Fee

The program fee for SDG School is INR 120,000 (+18% GST) for the 4 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.

The program fee will cover costs for:

  • Tuition fees
  • Materials and documentation tools
  • Workshops/Information Sessions/Open House
  • Access to labs and facilities at the CRI and partner organisations
  • Mentorship all through the program stages
  • Certificate

Please Note - Travel, accommodation and meals are not included in the program fee.

Partner with SDG School

If you or your organisation would like to partner with the SDG School please write to us. Building a sustainable future is a collaborative effort and your contribution can make a significant difference!


Sponsor your students/employees for the program and also give a problem statement that the participants can work on


Come on board to create access for your community to work on the UN SDGs


Help us spread the word about the outcomes of the program


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Past Partners