Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge: impetus to start-up.

Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge-Innovate Solutions for Aatmanirbhar Bharat to provide impetus to the ecosystem of start-up, innovation and research in the country.

IIT Madras and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) have developed two microprocessors named SHAKTI (32 bit) and VEGA (64 bit), respectively using Open Source Architecture under the aegis of Microprocessor Development Programme of Ministry of Electronics and IT.

‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge-Innovate Solutions for Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ seeks to invite innovators, startups and students to use these microprocessors to develop various technology products.

Top 10 teams entering the finale, will get a total seed fund of Rs 2.30 Crore and 12 months of incubation support.

Source: Economic times

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