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4th edition of EV Developer Program of MG Motor India to focus on startups and innovators

Updated: Oct 13, 2022 08:01:45am

4th edition of EV Developer Program of MG Motor India to focus on startups and innovators

Gurugram, Oct 13 (KNN) The 4th edition of the MG Developer Program has begun with an aim to provide platform to startups, developers, and innovators in line with the theme "Electric Mobility Innovate for India”.

MG Motor India and its consortium members have launched the fourth season of the Developer Program & Grant (MGDP) with 'Innovation' as a brand pillar.


The innovators, developers and startups will be provided with an opportunity to learn, develop and provide solutions for the automobile industry.

The launch was attended by key industry leaders which included Astha Grover, Head of Startup India, Anant Nahata, Managing Director of Exicom; Dr. BK Panigrahi, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART), IIT Delhi etc.

Explaining about the new season of MGDP, Rajeev Chaba, President and MD of MG Motor India said, “This year’s season aims to facilitate a positive change in the industry by creating a space for EV innovators from across the country to collaborate and develop novel solutions.”

This is a platform that seeks to unite the best brains of the industry to come together and innovate ideas that have the potential to change the EV landscape, he said.

Talking about the launch, Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO of Invest India, said, "Innovation and technology are essential to any industry's growth, which is also true in the case of the mobility industry. This program shall produce some of the finest and most talented innovators who would be poised to transform the automotive industry. Furthermore, it will stimulate the development of innovative concepts in the Indian automotive industry, leading to further progression and growth. We look forward to uncovering some innovative solutions through this initiative."

MGDP is an initiative of the carmaker designed to encourage developers in the mobility segment to stay abreast of emerging technologies by offering high-level mentoring.

The program offers specialized, high-level mentoring and networking opportunities to assist with the practical development of the solution, business plan and modelling, testing facilities, go-to-market strategy, etc.

Winning ideas will also have access to pilot projects/ purchase orders or a grant, the amount of which will be decided by the jury, on a case-to-case basis.  (KNN Bureau)


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