Microsoft and ISRO team up to support space technology startups in India


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Just as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s national space agency, Bengaluru-based Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced its partnership with Microsoft to encourage the growth of startups. in the field of space technologies, in Israel.

ISRO operates under the Department of Space (DOS) which is directly supervised by the Prime Minister of India. It executes the Indian space program mainly through various centers within ISRO.

Microsoft and ISRO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to empower space technology start-ups across the country by providing all necessary support and helping them become enterprise ready.

Through this partnership, the space technology startups identified by ISRO will be registered with the Microsoft for Startup Founders Hub. It is a platform that helps startups accelerate development and grow their business with access to expert guidance.

As such, founders of space-tech startups in India to be a part of it Partnership program They will have free access to important technological tools and resources they need to build and run their businesses.

In addition to providing free access to the technology, Microsoft will also provide mentoring support to budding space-tech entrepreneurs in areas ranging from space engineering to cloud technologies, product and design, fundraising, and sales and marketing.

Finally, through a joint collaboration, Microsoft and ISRO will hold knowledge sharing and thought leadership sessions for the startups with space industry experts.


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