6. February 2021
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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had announced the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge under #AatmaNibharBharat Abhiyan to provide impetus to the strong ecosystem of start-ups, innovators & researchers in the country. Under this challenge Swadeshi Microprocessors were made available under Microprocessor Development Programme initiated by MeitY by IIT Madras ( शक्ति processors) and C-DAC (वेगा processors) on FPGA Boards of XILINX, to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by innovating frugal solutions around home-grown processor ecosystem catering to both global and domestic requirements. Around 6169 teams (about 10,024 Participants) including teams from- 571 Start-up & 3566 Educational Institutions had participated in the challenge.
The SpectroProcessor team of the Centre for Microsystem, RCOEM Nagpur working on the project titled “Design and development of SpectroProcessor for Biomedical Applications” participated in the challenge and shortlisted for the top 100 semifinalists. The team members are Ms. Sangeeta Palekar, Research Scholar of Electronics Engineering Department, Dr. (Mrs.)J P Kalambe (RCOEM, Nagpur) and Dr. Rajendra Patrikar(VNIT, Nagpur) are the faculty mentors.
Each Semi-Finalist Team will be provided with the Cash Prize of Rs. 25,000/-, access to Indigenous Processor Ecosystem and Xilinx Board to develop the Minimum Viable Prototype. Further Rs. 75,000/- may be provided to some Semi-Finalists during the POC demonstration. Amongst the 100 Semifinalists, 25 Teams will get shortlisted for the Finals and will be provided with the Cash Prize of Rs. 4.00 Lakh to develop the Hardware Prototype. Further top 10 Teams will be selected and get support around 2.3 Cr of a seed fund for incubating the Start-up.