Intel has announced plans for an Intel India Maker Lab on its Bengaluru campus, saying the center will act as a hub of innovation. The place will open up soon and is meant for the advancement of product development by encouraging the capabilities of entrepreneurs in India.
The Intel India Maker Lab will provide the infrastructure required for such endeavors. That includes hardware and software tools, development kits and reference boards. The company further plans to mentor and foster business connections for the innovators. The process will help them test their ideas, which could eventually lead to new solutions.
Intel introduced this enterprise in alignment with the Make in India initiative. It hopes startups across the country bring in ideas, develop proof of concepts and turn those into products. If the prototypes are a success, the brand will use its influence to connect them to Original Design Manufacturers and Independent Software Vendors.
The end goal of the project is to provide a strong platform to speed up the rate of product realization, leading to better and more relevant inventions within a shorter span of time. Intel India’s strategy to do so involves working closely with government as well as academic incubation initiatives and corporate accelerators.
Along with the lab, the company plans to set up an Intel India Maker Showcase. It would serve as a location where delegates and visitors from the technology ecosystem could experience the results produced from the program. Kumud Srinivasan, the corporation’s President, stated the enterprise reinforced the brand’s commitment to the government’s Digital India vision.
Intel recently announced its Innovate for Digital India Challenge. The competition focuses on the creation of products to boost technology adoption in the nation.