Graduating from Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetham in 2010 with a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering, Linkesh is now an Erasmus Mundus scholarship awardee, studying for his M.Sc. in Europe. In 2009, Linkesh was one of 20 youth representing Indian youth at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) COP 15 (the 15th conference of Parties to the convention) in Copenhagen. Linkesh aims to use his knowledge and skills in service of planet Earth.
The United Nation’s ITU’s Young Innovator Challenge is a yearly competition open to youth from around the world, who submit technological solutions and business plans to address a problem facing society. This year, 12 solutions worldwide were awarded the Fellowship, which includes an amount of funding, one year of mentorship, and the opportunity to present the idea at the World Telecom Conference in Dubai.
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