Intel to set up electronics hobbyists/maker lab in Bangalore
Electronics hobbyists/makers are becoming important customers all over world for semiconductor companies. World's number one semiconductor manufacturer Intel is also seeing mutual benefits in supporting electronics engineering Makers community. Bangalore being one of the active region for Makers, to get an exclusive Makers lab from Intel India.
To be operational soon, the Intel India Maker Lab in its Bengaluru campus aims to speed of the electronics hardware development by boosting product innovation and enhance maker capability for innovators and startups in India.
The Intel India Maker Lab will have the necessary infrastructure, development kits, reference design boards, hardware and software tools. The lab will also provide 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 are suggested to bring in their ideas, develop proof of concepts, and finally shape those into products/solutions using the resources available at the Lab.
Once the users of the lab make a successful prototype of the product, Intel India connect them to local technology ecosystem like Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) providers, Original Design Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators, in alignment with the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Intel India said it would work closely with India’s startup ecosystem including Central/State Government incubation initiatives, academic institution-led incubators, corporate as well as commercial accelerators to complement their efforts for better and faster cycle of product realization.
Intel India will also showcase the products developed at the lab for the visitors and delegates to see and experience the products.
“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,” said Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India.
Intel had recently announced “Innovate for Digital India Challenge”, which focuses on the creation of products to increase technology adoption in India that will eventually result in the creation of a local technology ecosystem. The Challenge was designed in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), with support from the DeitY, MyGov.in and is being managed by IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship(CIIE).