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ISRO and Microsoft join hands to empower spacetech start-ups in India

  • IBEF
  • January 6, 2023

A collaboration between Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) and Microsoft was announced to fuel the growth of space technology start-ups in the country. The start-ups identified by ISRO, through this tie-up, will be onboarded onto the ‘Microsoft for Start-ups Founders Hub’ platform, through which the start-up founders in India will have free access to the tech tools and resources required to build and run the business. This would include technical support from tools like Azure, GitHub Enterprise, Visual Studio Enterprise, etc.

Mr. S. Somanath, the Chairman of ISRO stated that the collaboration of ISRO and Microsoft will benefit space tech start-ups in their analysis and processing of vast amounts of satellite data for various applications, using cutting-edge methods like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

It has been revealed that Microsoft will provide mentoring support to space tech entrepreneurs in areas ranging from space engineering to cloud technologies, product, and design, fundraising and sales and marketing. Microsoft and ISRO will also collaboratively organize knowledge-sharing and thought leadership sessions for the start-ups with space industry experts.

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