MG Motor India launches Developer Programme and Grant

MG Motor India launches Developer Programme and Grant

New Delhi: China's SAIC owned MG Motor India Pvt Ltd on Wednesday launched it's Developer Programme and Grant, in partnership with major tech companies including SAP, Cognizant, Adobe, Airtel, TomTom and Unlimit. The move is aimed to boost the creation of mobility solutions by the indigenous innovators, developers and enable them to build futuristic mobility applications and experiences. Speaking on the launch, 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." TiE Delhi NCR is also a part of this programme as an ecosystem partner. This initiative will help developers and innovators in the country to build applications and experiences in the field of mobility. The programme is going to help them get access to the expansive expertise of leading technology companies along with the required monetary support.

Under the MG Developer Programme and Grant, MG Motor India 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 modelling, 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 the amount of the same will vary from case to case. The programme's initial focus will be to help 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. "The MG Developer & Grant Programme is the latest in a series of initiatives as part of our commitment to innovation as a core organisational 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," added Mr Chaba.

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