Under the Design in India Program, Qualcomm will help the startup companies extend their design capabilities Qualcomm will extend its design capabilities through the set-up of its new innovation lab in Hyderabad and expansion of the current Innovation lab in Bangalore. The labs will be supported by Qualcomm, enabling our shortlists to test and launch products using Qualcomm technologies.
The Innovation Labs will be leveraged by Qualcomm to help Indian startup companies design products locally, be it for domestic or international markets. The Innovation labs will also be leveraged by Qualcomm to design products specifically for India. Qualcomm will champion key initiatives to leverage technology and solutions along with its ecosystem partners, including the start-up community and government bodies to engage with industry verticals such as Smart Infrastructure, Biometric Devices, Payment Terminals, Agricultural Technology, Medical Technology and Rural IoT.
The Qualcomm Innovation Labs are unique, state-of-the-art incubation centers which will contain necessary tools and equipment to enable the shortlisted companies to design, layout, calibrate and bring up rapid prototyping and innovative product designs. The shortlisted companies will get different kinds of evaluation kits and development boards, along with the tools to optimize camera, audio, display, etc.
Support for Indian Government and Carrier requirements
Qualcomm extends the Qualcomm Design in India program to support customization for local requirements of smartphone OEMs in India. This is to encourage technology transfers to build expertise & grow the Indian design ecosystem. As a part of this initiative, Qualcomm will provide support for customization of features like language, apps, carrier specific requirements, device certification, engineering and manufacturing support for domestic phone designs.