Here’s a fantastic opportunity for product design and hardware startups to take their ideas and prototypes to the market in 2016. Qualcomm® is looking for path-breaking ideas in these domains and is hosting a series of offline meetups. After Bengaluru and Hyderabad, the Qualcomm team heads to Gurgaon on 29 Jan, followed by Pune (Monday, 1 Feb) and Mumbai (Tue, 2 Feb) to interact with startups in person.
Qualcomm® Design in India Challenge
The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, in association with NASSCOM, has set out to discover the best and brightest product design and development companies in the country working on innovative technology that has implications in agriculture, smartphones, IoT/wearables, environment protection/clean technology, and more.
What’s in it for you as a startup?
Up to 10 companies will be shortlisted by March 2016, each of which will win $10,000 in prize money. That’s just the beginning. These companies will then be invited to the Qualcomm Innovation Lab in Bangalore, where their ideas will be nurtured and incubated over six months.
During this time, the chosen startups will get the type of dedicated technical and engineering support that is simply unavailable anywhere else in the country. Qualcomm promises to provide mentoring and guidance to each shortlisted company to help them take their product to a stage where it is a viable and scalable proposition.
IP protection support
What’s more, Qualcomm has in-house experts to provide the chosen startups all the required guidance on protecting their intellectual property rights as they further develop their product and make it ready for the market.
Gurgaon: 29 January
Pune: 01 February
Mumbai: 02 February
Request an invitation to one of the upcoming offline meetups. Limited slots available.
Watch Qualcomm India President Sunil Lalvani talk about how participating companies stand to benefit from the Design in India challenge