Friday, January 6, 2023

Microsoft strikes an agreement with ISRO to support Indian space tech businesses

 In order to assist the startups that ISRO has identified, Microsoft will collaborate closely with them and add them to its Startup Founders hub platform.

Space technology startups in India will be supported by tech giant Microsoft. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella presented a number of cloud-based and AI-powered projects as well as the company's plans to support Indian space technology startups at the future-ready technology summit in 2023. The company and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have agreed to use technology tools and platforms to help space technology startups.

Microsoft will assist ISRO in enhancing its vision for maximizing the country's space technology startups through this partnership. Microsoft will support the startups identified by ISRO at every stage by working closely with them and adding them to its Startup Founders Hub platform.

"Space tech startups in India are playing a significant role in advancing the country's space capabilities with the power of technology," stated Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India. We are happy to work with ISRO to speed up this change in what is possible in space. We are deeply committed to empowering space technology startups in the nation to drive cutting-edge innovation and accelerate scientific discovery through our technology tools, platforms, and mentorship opportunities."

In addition, these new businesses will have unrestricted access to a variety of technical tools and resources, including assistance with building and scaling their product on Azure. In addition, they will have access to Microsoft 365, Visual Studio Enterprise, and GitHub Enterprise tools.

Microsoft will also help entrepreneurs in the space technology industry with cloud technology, product design, fundraising, and sales and marketing. In addition, the business will work with ISRO to organize nationwide sessions for sharing knowledge and thought leadership.

"Space tech startups will greatly benefit from ISRO’s collaboration with Microsoft in their analysis and processing of vast amounts of satellite data for various applications, using cutting-edge methods like AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning," stated Shri S Somanath, Chairman of ISRO. The Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a good place to meet startups and technology solution providers who want to help the national space technology ecosystem. We are pleased to collaborate with entrepreneurs to support them and help the Indian economy as a whole.

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