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Startup@ARTPARK Ignite is a high-touch venture-building program for deep-tech startups in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. With the aim of fostering innovation for impact, the 6-24 month program helps academic teams and early-stage startups with critical enablers to accelerate the development and commercialisation of potentially high-growth startups.

Who can apply?

Academic/student teams and early-stage teams/startups with promising research/technology/product

What to expect?

🔹 Funding
🔹 Incubation and acceleration support for 6-24 months
🔹 Mentorship from ARTPARK@IISc and its network
🔹 Exclusive prototyping and testing facilities
🔹 Opportunities to interact with government, industry, investment, and social impact ecosystems

Know more: bit.ly/KnowMoreIgnite2023

Apply here: bit.ly/applytoignite2023 

Applications open till Aug 27th, 2023 


Gati Robotics

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VayDyn aims to revolutionize the drone ecosystem in India by building AI-Based autonomous drone platforms for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) which have the potential to be retrofitted in any UAV. The solution comprises the hardware, software, analytics and visualization built on hardware accelerated on-board AI (vision and task-based).


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Chirathe Robotics

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