The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Microsoft have agreed to utilize technology platforms and tools to assist startups in space technology. Through this partnership, Microsoft will help ISRO improve its vision for maximizing the country’s space technology startups. Microsoft will help the ISRO-identified startups at every stage by adding them to its Startup Founders Hub platform and working closely with them.
Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India, stated that space technology startups in India are significantly contributing to the advancement of the nation’s space capabilities through the use of technology.
In addition, Anant Maheshwari stated that they are delighted to collaborate with ISRO to accelerate this transformation in space capabilities. Through our technology tools, platforms, and mentorship opportunities, Microsoft is committed to empowering space technology startups in the nation to drive cutting-edge innovation and accelerate scientific discovery.
Additionally, these brand-new companies will have unrestricted access to a wide range of technical resources and tools, including assistance with building and scaling their product on Azure. They will also have access to the tools for Microsoft 365, Visual Studio Enterprise, and GitHub Enterprise.
Cloud technology, product design, fundraising, and sales and marketing will all be areas in which Microsoft will assist entrepreneurs in the space technology sector. Additionally, the company and ISRO will collaborate to organize nationwide sessions for knowledge and thought leadership exchange.
Space technology startups will greatly benefit from ISRO’s collaboration with Microsoft in their use of cutting-edge AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning techniques to analyze and process large amounts of satellite data for a variety of applications, according to Shri S Somanath, Chairman of ISRO.
Shri S Somnath added that the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a good place to meet startups and technology solution providers interested in assisting the national space technology ecosystem. They are delighted to work with businesspeople to assist and support them, which will be beneficial to the Indian economy as a whole.