Intel India has announced that they are opening Intel India Maker Lab and Intel India Maker Showcase in its Bengaluru campus. The Maker Lab will focus on hardware design, while Maker Showcase will allow visitors and participants to take a look at the products of the Maker Lab, along with other innovations from Intel. The idea behind the Maker Lab is to improve product innovation in India, and enhance 'maker' capability for startups.
The Intel India Maker Lab is open to all entrepreneurs who are pursuing new hardware products along the domain of the Internet of Things, mobile devices, and more. They will be provided with everything they will need to succeed in their endeavours. The initial plan is to provide support to 10 companies, and the selection process for these companies will be completed in October 2015, after which Maker Lab engagements will follow. Startups who are interested in can get in touch with Intel for application procedures.
Intel’s aim is to help realise the Digital India Initiative as well as the Indian Government's Make in India initiative. The Intel India Maker Lab and Intel India Maker Showcase also supports Intel and Department of Science and Technology’s ‘Innovate For Digital India’ Challenge. The 20 teams that were shortlisted in the Challenge will be able to use the Intel India Maker Lab, without needing to go through a selection process.
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Intel India today unveiled the Intel India Maker Lab and the Intel India Maker Showcase in its Bengaluru campus, furthering its commitment to help realize Government of India’s Digital India and Make in India vision by accelerating innovation in India. Intel India Maker Lab will focus on hardware design by boosting product innovation and enhance maker capability for startups in India. Intel India Maker Showcase will let visitors and participants see, feel and experience the products and solutions from the Intel India Maker Lab along with other innovations from Intel.
The Intel India Maker Lab will be open to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who are pursuing new hardware products and solutions in Internet of Things, Mobile Devices as well as other compute domains. They will be provided with development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools to develop and test their ideas and bring their products and solutions to life, as well as 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.”