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Fueling Innovation in India

CDA has invested in 10 CoEs and innovation labs across select states in India, that offer opportunities for diverse groups of entrepreneurs, start-ups, accelerators, developers, researchers, ecosystem partners and the venture community to build businesses and innovate in digital technologies, smart cities and the Internet of Things.

Our Work in India

By combining financial investment with expert mentorship, CDA India provides a dynamic range of support in the creation of an innovation ecosystem throughout the country. With tailored co-innovation projects, coupled with assistance in the growth of an open innovation culture, our team is helping to turn India into an invaluable startup nation.

We enable institutions and start-ups to drive innovation

Gram Marg Project @ IIT-B, Mumbai

  • A research on optimized rural broadband and behavioural change studies was done in 20 villages in Palghar, Maharashtra
  • IIT-B architected a TV white space base solution (free spectrum) but now uses point-to-point 5.8 GHz link in the unlicensed band. It was awarded the 1st prize ($125,000) in Mozilla's 'Equal Rating Innovation Challenge'
  • This architecture has been presented to DoT as a recommendation

iCreate, Ahmedabad

  • iCreate is an autonomous institute that mentors/catalyses entrepreneurship
  • Cisco has setup an IoT Innovation Hub to foster local innovation
  • Start-ups and industry partners perform digital PoCs and use rapid protoyping techniques
  • This lab also links to Cisco's Corporate Strategic Innovation Group (CSIG) and DevNet for cross-leveraging expertise

T-Hub, Telangana

  • We have setup an IoT CoE @ T-Hub, a collaborative effort involving startups, incubators, VCs, seed funds, accelerators & angels
  • This is a platform for startups in the area of IoT technologies in domains such as urban infrastructure, healthcare, logistics & agriculture
  • It improves time-to-market for the new products, solutions and technologies in the IoT domain

IIDT, Tirupati

  • CDA has setup an IoT Innovation Lab and CoE where IIDT will have access to Cisco experts in Cisco’s areas of operation.
  • This initiative will help expand Cisco’s partner ecosystem.

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