Microsoft to boost Indian space tech startups, signs MoU with ISRO

Microsoft will work closely with the startups identified by ISRO and will onboard those companies to its Startup Founders hub platform to support them at every stage.

Tech giant Microsoft is all set to fuel space tech startups in India. At the future-ready technology summit 2023, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showcased several cloud-based and AI-powered projects and also revealed its plans to foster Indian startups in the space tech domain. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to fuel space tech startups using technology tools and platforms. With this partnership, Microsoft will help ISRO to strengthen its vision towards getting the most out of space tech startups in the country. Microsoft will work closely with the startups identified by ISRO and will onboard those companies to it Startup Founders Hub platform to support them at every stage.

Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said, “Space tech startups in India are playing a significant role in advancing the country’s space capabilities with the power of technology. We are pleased to collaborate with ISRO to accelerate this transformation of what’s possible in space. Through our technology tools, platforms, and mentorship opportunities, we are deeply committed to empowering space tech startups in the country to drive cutting-edge innovation and accelerate scientific discovery.”