Qualcomm has announced the 10 finalist of Qualcomm design in India challenge. The challenge was started in December last year and now 10 finalist are selected.

Qualcomm Design in India finalistQualcomm Design in India competition was launched in association with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). The Challenge aims to catalyze the creation of a product and hardware design ecosystem in India in the domains of smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things (IoT) for agriculture, automotive, banking, education, healthcare, smart cities and wearables.

J S Deepak, secretary, of the Department of Telecom (DoT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India said, “We are delighted to see an industry leader like Qualcomm, join forces and contribute to the government’s Make in India vision. The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge will have a positive impact towards making India a global hub for hardware design.”

The selected 10 companies will now be incubated in the Qualcomm Innovation Lab and the top three winners will each receive a funding of $100,000 at the end of the incubation period expected around November 2016.

“Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India vision, Qualcomm is excited to support the possibility of making India a hub for design capabilities that would drive the value chain from a service focused to product capable industry ,” said Sunil Lalvani, vice president and president of Qualcomm India & South Asia.

The ten shortlisted companies for the first edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge are:

  • Aarav Unmanned Systems – Nayan, a high performance quadrotor for researchers and developers
  • Artificial Machines – HAZE Platform, an End-to-End IoT platform to make your products smarter
  • Carnot Technologies – A smart bike platform that makes any conventional two wheeler smarter – get towing/security alerts, engine/battery health and performance insights on you phone
  • Green Robot Machinery – Developing smart and compact precision farm machinery for small farms
  • iFuture Robotics – Building Ark Robot, an Army of autonomous Robots for Smart Logistics
  • Lensbricks Technology – Bringing you Kiba, a camera to automatically capture and share joy through videos
  • Myelin – Hybrid Octo-copter with inter changeable modules for different sectoral applications
  • Treepie Computing – High Performance Computing (HPC) framework using Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC for IoT applications
  • Uncanny Vision – Next generation surveillance solution to bring intelligent security to smart cities
  • Watchy Technology – Innovations that enable our customers to broadcast reliably