Intel, on Thursday, announced the launch of Intel Maker Lab and and Intel India Maker Showcase, a unique initiative that aims at accelerating to power product innovation in India in Internet of Things (IoT), mobile devices and other computer focused domains. The initiative is for innovators and startups in India.
The Maker Lab is open to all startups who are pursuing innovative products in the domain of Internet of Things, mobiles, etc. while Maker Showcase lets others experience products.
The company will be 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.
Initially, 10 startups will be supported with the selection process completing in October. Interested startups can contact
to learn more on the application process.
Budding entrepreneurs will be helped with development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools, mentorship and business support to develop products, the statement added.
he 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.