Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India and Jitendra Chaddah, Director - Strategic Relations & Operations inaugurated the Intel India Maker Lab & Showcase in Bangalore on 27 Aug 2015. The Intel India Maker Lab is open to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs developing electronics hardware products in the area of Internet of Things (IoT), mobile devices and other computer areas. Intel will provide such entrepreneurs development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools to develop and test their ideas and build their products. The highlight is Intel also provides mentoring and business support. The Intel India Maker Lab plans to support ten startup companies initially. The selection process for startups would be completed in October 2015 and the Maker Lab engagements are planned to start subsequently. Interested startups can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more on the application process.
The Intel India Maker Lab and Intel India Maker Showcase initiative supports the Intel and Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s `Innovate For Digital India’ Challenge that drew over 1900 entries from across India. Recently, 20 teams were shortlisted in the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. The shortlisted teams will be eligible to use the Intel India Maker Lab without having to go through a further selection process.
Intel India Maker Lab plans to collaborate with incubators and accelerators of academic institutions, industry associations, as well as other corporate entities to offer the benefits of Intel India Maker Lab to hardware startups they are supporting.
Speaking at the opening of the Intel India Maker Lab, Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India, said, "Intel India is committed to accelerating Digital India and Design in India by invigorating innovation across the eco-system. Design capability is a critical aspect for the success of these initiatives, and the Intel India Maker Lab will provide a facility to offer that support”.
Pic above: Intel India Maker Showcase, Bangalore
Pic above: Intel India Maker Lab in Bangalore