Medtech solutions take centre stage as winners of Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2023

21 March 2024 | News

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Qualcomm Incorporated has announced the winners of the eighth edition of Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, India’s longest-running hardware startup incubation programme, launched in collaboration with Nasscom and Startup India. 3 winners were chosen from the 12 finalists through a meticulous evaluation by a jury comprising leaders and experts from within and outside Qualcomm.

  • Ayati Devices, who has developed a laser-based medical imaging device for real-time microcirculation visualisation and quantification, emerged as the challenge winner receiving a Rs 50 Lakh grant award
  • Rymo Technologies, with its computer vision and AI/ML technology to integrate with physical rehabilitation solution took the 1st runner up spot receiving a Rs 30 Lakh grant award
  • SIAMAF Healthcare, with its AI/ML enabled MafPro device platform, an ultrasensitive hand-held magnetic probe system for detecting cancer staging, localisation and margins, bagged the 2nd runner up spot receiving a Rs 20 Lakh grant award

The eighth edition of Qualcomm Design in India Challenge witnessed a total of 155 applications out of which 12 startups were shortlisted to the 2023 cohort, with solutions catering to use cases across areas such as medtech, robotics, automotive, AR/VR, AI/ML, and IoT,

Through the programme, each finalist received a grant of up to Rs 3.2 lakh along with business mentorship and access to dedicated engineering support and the well-equipped, state of the art Qualcomm Innovation Lab to help them build out their prototypes for various commercial use cases and applications. 

The finalists also qualified to receive incentives for patent-filing, opportunities to participate in Qualcomm hosted or sponsored events and business development opportunities from Qualcomm Technologies’ global sales and business teams.



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