Today MG Motor India has announced the launch of MG Developer Program and Grant. The initiative has been launched in the partnership with leading tech companies including SAP, Cognizant, Adobe, Airtel, TomTom and, Unlimit. In an ecosystem partner MG also includes TiE Delhi NCR. This initiative is going to help developers and innovators in India build applications and experiences in the field of mobility. The company says that the initiative will help developers and innovators to get access to the expansive expertise of leading technology companies along with the required monetary support.
Through the “MG Developer Program and Grant”, Company is going to provide developers, whose ideas are shortlisted, with mentoring and networking opportunities from leaders in the industry. Assistance will be given in the field of practical development of the solution, business plan , and modeling, testing facilities, go-to-market strategy, etc. Winners will also be given a grant. A jury is going to decide the amount of this grant and there would not be a restriction but the amount will vary from case to case.
Speaking on the launch of the MG Developer Program & Grant, Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India said, “The automobile industry is currently witnessing sweeping transformations in the space of connected, electric and shared mobility. MG aims to take this revolution forward with its focus on attaining technological leadership in the automotive industry. We have partnered with leading tech giants to enable start-ups to build innovative applications that would enable unique experiences for customers across the entire automotive ecosystem. More partners are likely to join the program in due course.”
“The MG Developer & Grant Program is the latest in a series of initiatives as part of our commitment to innovation as a core organizational pillar. The program will ensure proper mentoring from over 20 industry leaders for start-ups, laying a foundation for them to excel in the future and trigger a stream of newer Internet Car use-cases that will, in turn, drive adoption of new technologies within the Indian automotive ecosystem. It has been our commitment in the market and Innovation is our key pillar,” said Chaba.
The prime focus will be to develop innovations in the field of Electric Vehicles and Components, Batteries and Management, Charging Infrastructure, Connected Mobility, Voice Recognition, Al & ML, Navigation Technologies, Customer Experiences, Car Buying Experiences, and Autonomous Vehicles. The grants awarded will range from Rs 5 Lakh to Rs 25 Lakh.