/Qualcomm announces 12 finalists for Design in India Challenge 2020

Qualcomm announces 12 finalists for Design in India Challenge 2020


Qualcomm has announced the top twelve finalists for the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2020.

Currently, in its fifth edition, the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge received more than 150 applicants across industries, spurred through its collaboration with AGNIi, the program by Invest India that helps in commercializing Indian technological innovation.

The jury included senior executives from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Invest India, NASSCOM, and various business units.

Rajen Vagadia, Vice President, Qualcomm India Private Limited and President, Qualcomm India & SAARC, said, “It is our fifth year now, of running this program and we are elated to see the overwhelming response it has received year-on-year. We are confident that this initiative will continue to spur research and development of products that are designed in India and targeted at both domestic and global markets in areas of robotics, smart homes, smart cities, 5G and much more”.

The twelve shortlisted startups of the Design in India Challenge 2020, in the areas of smart robotics and drones, smart infrastructure, agritech, rural IoT, medical technology, 5G & NavIC are: Adiuvo Diagnostics, Aubotz Labs, Bagmo, Embedsense Solutions, Hachidori Robotics, Nemocare Wellness, Peer Robotics, Planys Technologies, Prakshep, Senselink Technology, Vacus Tech, Wellnesys Technologies.

These top twelve startups will start incubation at the Qualcomm Innovation Lab from July 2020. At the end of the incubation period, expected in March 2021, the winner and the first and second runners-up will receive award money of Rs 65 Lakh (6.5 million), Rs 50 lakh (5 million) and Rs 35 lakh (3.5 million) respectively. This will serve as initial capital, crucial to their post-incubation commercialization plans.

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