Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Microsoft on Thursday announced a collaboration to boost the growth of space technology startups in the country.
Through this partnership, space tech startups identified by ISRO will join the aMicrosoft for Startups Founders Hub platform that supports startups at every stage of their journey from idea to unicorn.
“The collaboration between ISRO and Microsoft will be of great benefit to space technology start-ups using cutting-edge methods such as AI, machine learning and deep learning to analyze and process vast amounts of satellite data for a variety of applications. brings.”
Through the ‘Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub’, Indian space tech startup founders will have free access to the technical tools and resources they need to build and run their businesses.
This includes technical support for building and scaling Azure, best-in-class developer and productivity tools (GitHub Enterprise, Visual Studio Enterprise, Microsoft 365, etc.) and access to smart analytics with Power BI and Dynamics 365. Includes access.
Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India, said:
Microsoft will also provide mentoring support to space technology entrepreneurs from space engineering to cloud technology, product and design, financing, sales and marketing.
Additionally, founders will be able to access Microsoft Learn for customized, startup-focused training content and programs that help build connections with the industry and potential customers, and the tech giant will says.
Microsoft and ISRO will also jointly organize knowledge sharing and thought leadership sessions for startups with space industry experts.
The government opened the space sector to private companies. The country has over 100 active start-ups in the space technology sector.