Technology company Intel India hosted its first ‘Maker Lab Startup Conclave’ and ‘Demo Showcase’ in its Bengaluru campus.
The ‘Intel India Maker Lab’ was set up about a year ago to help startups accelerate their hardware and systems innovation. It offers infrastructure, technology, tools, and mentorship support.
The first batch had 17 startups in the areas of education, sports, health, agriculture, BFSI, and e-governance, across IoT, cloud, and client computing. Nine have already launched their products in the market; five have their products ready and are moving to customer trial stage, while the remaining three are in the design stage.
The Intel India Maker Lab supported seven startups that came out of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) – Intel `Innovate For Digital India’ Challenge.
Nivruti Rai, general manager, Intel India & Vice President of the Platform Engineering Group at Intel Corp. said, “Intel has a strong and consistent focus on accelerating innovation, systems design and entrepreneurship in India. With over 15 years of relentless commitment to research and development, we continue to build a community of innovators in India. Intel is the catalyst of fostering innovation in the country and we see a lot of enthusiasm in this space through various programs that we are associated with. Innovation is the key ingredient for making the Digital India vision a reality.”
Startups With Products In The Market
Aerx Labs’ core product portfolio is Flight Simulators. Its model is to leverage standard Intel® Core™ i7 socketed boards & boxed CPUs from channel and apply their domain knowledge in aircraft systems to integrate complex mechanical, electronics and software elements to create the flight simulator.
Avench has integrated Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform along with Wi-Fi module and storage to build a content access point. It can be used for enabling 50 simultaneous HD video streams for users in education & transportation verticals.
Green Ocean Research has built a medical diagnostic platform using Intel® Edison Board to monitor multiple parameters such as BG, Pulse oximetry, BP etc.
Jayalaxmi Agrotech has built an Agripole which is used to facilitate farmers to download their Agri applications in local language at village fairs using Intel® Edison platform.
Klassik Klonec has completed building an IoT-enabled Hydroponic (growing vegetables at home/industrial kitchen without soil) using Intel® Quark™ D2000.
Parkzap has built a smart parking solution for Smart city. Its solution currently covers the ease of payment through an application optimized for Android and the startup is working on an embedded controller for expanding the end-to-end solution for controlling the parking gates/mechanisms.
Skylark Drones is a Bengaluru-based startup which focuses on solutions which leverage drones for use cases in mining, construction, smart city verticals leveraging Intel® Core™ i7 platforms for analytics.
Smartron is a local OEM startup with Intel® Core™ M processor-based 2-in-1 product called t-book which is launched in market.
Terrablue XT is founded by a woman entrepreneur who was inspired by her son’s epilepsy to create a solution for helping epilepsy patients and their caregivers. It has focussed on getting a set of sensors customised for local conditions (cost & features) along with Intel Boards to start with and plans to follow with a device design in second phase.
Startups With Products Ready And Moving To Customer Trials
Acceleron has designed and fabricated custom Intel® Xeon® boards, chassis & system software for their solution that combines server/networking/storage.
BrownLogic has developed an IoT-enabled agriculture solution for greenhouse farms using Intel® Curie™ for nodes & Intel® Edison for Gateway.
Phoenix Robotics, founded by a young team, has an environment monitoring solution (air quality) targeted at Industry IoT & smart cities which leverages Intel® Curie™ platform.
SrishtiESDM is focussing on solutions in financial inclusion leveraging UID/Aadhar leveraging Intel-powered tablet platforms.
Yaw software is focussing on creating a next generation device for use in the biking enthusiast community to help them in tracking and improving their performance through analytics.