Digital Desk, Bangalore. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Microsoft on Thursday announced a collaboration to develop space technology startups in the country.
Through this tie-up, space tech startups identified by ISRO will be on-boarded on Microsoft’s Founders Hub platform, which supports startups at every stage of their journey – from concept to unicorn.
ISRO’s collaboration with Microsoft will greatly help space technology startups to analyze and process large amounts of satellite data for various applications using cutting-edge methods like AI, machine learning and deep learning, ISRO Chairman, S Somnath said. convenience
Through the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, space-tech startup founders in India will get free access to the technology tools and resources they need to get their businesses up and running.
These include Azure, best-in-class developer and technical support with GitHub Enterprise, productivity tools with Visual Studio Enterprise and Microsoft 365, and access to Smart Analytics with Power BI and Dynamics 365.
Through our technology tools, platforms and mentoring opportunities, we are committed to empowering the country’s space technology startups to accelerate cutting-edge innovation and scientific discovery,” said Ananth Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.
Microsoft will provide consulting support to aerospace technology entrepreneurs in areas ranging from aerospace engineering to cloud technology, product and design, fundraising and sales and marketing.
In addition, founders will get access to Microsoft Learn for startup-focused training materials and programs to help them build relationships with industry and potential customers, the tech giant said.
Microsoft and ISRO will jointly organize knowledge sharing and thought leadership sessions for startups with space industry experts.
The government has opened up the space sector to private players. There are more than 100 active startups in the spacetech sector in the country.
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