Maker Village, one of the largest electronic hardware incubators in the country, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) for the development of indigenized technology and related aspects in the marine engineering sector .
The MoU was signed in Kochi by CSL Managing Director Deepu Surendran and Maker Village CEO Nizam Mohammed.
In accordance with the pact, Maker Village will collaborate with CSL in the indigenization of products and services through mutual support in research and development, design verification, marine technical services and digital services. Government of Kerala Maker Village is the hardware ecosystem set up by Digital University Kerala, IIITMK and Kerala Startup Mission with the support of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.
There are several indigenization challenges in marine engineering that require extensive use of modern digital technologies. The wide and growing areas of specialization of the startups available in the Kerala Startup ecosystem provide the necessary human capital for the growing indigenization needs of marine engineering products.
Through this MOU, Maker Village companies will collectively use their product expertise to solve complex marine engineering problems facing CSL. Startups will be exposed to problems that require a local solution while contributing to GoI’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ vision.
“With this, CSL would benefit from the services of startups incubated at the Maker Village working on various new and upcoming technologies in the field of robotics, navigation, IoT, artificial intelligence, 5G, ‘AR/VR, additive manufacturing, nanometer-based devices, etc., for the development of indigenous products in the field of marine engineering,’ reads a press release here.
The framework allows both parties to assess opportunities for collaboration to deliver end-to-end solutions as well as system/component compliance in statutory certification, prototyping, indigenization, research and development, procurement contracts. assets and training, where appropriate in new technological areas. such as IoT and big data analytics, PCB prototyping and manufacturing, alternative fuels, cybersecurity, electronic warfare and secure communication, automation and robotics, autonomous vehicles, clean technologies , loop simulation/hardware and advanced sensor technologies applicable to the maritime sector .