Qualcomm Design in India Challenge winners announced

Qualcomm announced the winners of the 2019 edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge.
Qualcomm for mobile chipsBlackfrog Technologies won the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge.

Detect Technologies and Grinntech Motors and Services secured the first and second runner-up spots respectively.

The reward money for the winner was INR 65 lakh, while the runners-up took home INR 50 lakh and INR 35 lakh respectively.

The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, launched in 2016, encourages startups to develop innovative hardware products using Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced technologies.

The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge offers professional scaling workshops to shortlisted startups along with IP generation incentives of up to INR 3.2 lakh to each startup to boost innovation.

The 2019 edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge witnessed quite a few entries for smart infrastructure, followed by medical tech, robotics, automotive and machine learning from startups showcasing their innovative products and solutions. Select startups participated in events like CES, Taipei Startup Fest and India Mobile Congress.

Qualcomm has supported 57 startups through the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, with an overall investment of over $13 million.

The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge supports fast design cycles and time-to-market by utilizing Qualcomm’s presence in India. Qualcomm’s expertise helps Indian companies to design and create products in the emerging technologies.

While participating in the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, startups have filed over 85 patents and launched more than 22 commercial products.

The 2020 Qualcomm Design in India Challenge will also be open to use cases for 5G and NavIC capability on mobile devices.