BENGALURU: The Department of Science & Technology (DST) – Government of India, Intel India, and Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE)-IIT Bombay has announced the third edition of Plugin. This is a one-year collaborative accelerator program for hardware and systems software startups.
Eleven startups have been selected from across the country in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), security and platform to receive mentoring, access to labs for tools and platforms, technical and financial support, local and international ecosystem connect and visibility.
Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and VP – Data Platforms Group, Intel Corp, in a statement, said, “Our Intel India Maker Lab incubation program has so far supported over 70 startups in accelerating their innovation journey and scaling their businesses. In its third year, Plugin is supporting startups that are using data-centric technologies to drive innovation in the healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, retail, automotive and banking domains.”
A total of 20 startups were shortlisted from over 200 entries from across India for an initial four-day bootcamp.