Intel India announces plan to set up Intel India Maker Lab; an innovative state-of-the-art for innovators and startups to accelerate hardware design innovation by boosting product innovation and enhance maker capability for innovators and startups in India.
The Intel India Maker Lab will provide the infrastructure, development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools, in addition to mentoring and business connection for local Indian entrepreneurs and innovators to develop and test their ideas leading to products and solutions using this unique Lab.
Innovators and startups can bring in their ideas, develop proof of concepts, and finally shape those into products/solutions using the resources available at the Lab. Following successful prototype, Intel India will help connect them to local technology ecosystem like Electronic Manufacturing Service providers, Original Design Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators, in alignment with the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Intel India would work closely with India’s startup ecosystem including Central/State Government incubation initiatives, academic institution-led incubators and corporate as well as commercial accelerators to complement their efforts for better and faster cycle of product realization.
Talking on the intended launch, Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India said, “Intel India is committed to the Government’s Digital India vision. Intel’s philosophy has always been to inspire, imagine and realize innovations that enhance lives. With the Intel India Maker Lab, we are offering a strong platform to India’s vibrant start-up ecosystem, and encouraging young innovators to turn their ideas into exciting and relevant products for India.”
In conjunction with the Intel India Maker Lab initiative, Intel India will also set up the ‘Intel India Maker Showcase’, which will allow delegates and visitors from the eco-system to see, feel and experience the innovative products and solutions from the Lab along with innovations from Intel.