Atmanirbhar Bharat: Govt Launches Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge
Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge comes as a move to meet the growing need for home-grown computer hardware. In addition, all of this will take place under the Ministry of Information Technology.
Highlights of the Story
- The top 10 teams will receive seed funding and incubation support.
- This contest is open to all Indian students pursuing Engineering as a discipline.
Indian Government launched a new contest “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” under the aim of Atmanirbhar Bharat. This will help in promoting home-grown microprocessor manufacturing and designing.
Moreover, the Ministry of Electronics and IT indigenously developed microprocessors ‘Shakti’ and ‘Vega’ under its Microprocessor Development Programme.
Details on the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge
The registrations for Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge started from August 18th on the MyGov website. In addition, 100 shortlisted companies get a total grant of Rs 1 crore to build a prototype. Whereas, the 25 finalists will win Rs 1 crore each.
The top 10 teams will get a seed fund of total Rs 2.3 crores and 12 months of incubation support. This will all be under the Ministry of Information Technology.
The Government states that it will provide further impetus to the strong ecosystem of Start-up, innovation, and research in the country. Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge will be spread over 10 months with the aim to meet the growing need for homegrown compute hardware. This will become a part of all smart devices deployed across various domains including public utility services, surveillance, environmental monitoring, and more.
Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge is open to all Indian students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees in Engineering disciplines with Indian colleges and universities. Teams cannot have more than 5 students and 2 faculty members. The participants can also make use of microprocessors developed under the previous “Microprocessor Development Programme.”
The scope of the challenge spreads across a broad spectrum. Its application is including space, defense and nuclear energy and to mitigate the costs and dependence on external vendors.
If interested in registering for the challenge, you can Register here!
- The OnePlus 9R was launched in April as a reasonable and appealing option for smartphone users who did not want to spend more than Rs 40,000. Then the 2021 launches rolled down, and the OnePlus 9R was no longer as competitive as it had been– it had simply become the most affordable way to get…
- The IPL 2021 resumption matches have been scheduled to kick off from September 19, 2021. When it comes to the location, the matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Now, as the IPL 2021 schedule and stadium information are out of the way, let us talk a bit about the matches. The…
- In this article, we will be talking about a very popular Apple phone which is the iPhone 11. There is a huge confusion revolving around whether one should buy this iPhone in 2021 or not? Hence, we will be talking about 5 reasons that make buying the iPhone 11 worth it even in 2021. Also…
- Should you buy iPhone 12 in 2021? Or wait for iPhone 13?
- Lately, Tecno has been slaying the competition in the sub-Rs10,000 price bracket. Last we made a video of Tecno Spark 7, which was launched at Rs 8,999. Today, the brand has sent us their Tecno Camon 17, which is launched in India at Rs 12,999. Processor Gone are the days when we used to complain…