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Maruti Suzuki shortlists 5 new startups beneath its MAIL programme

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NEW DELHI: The nation’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Tuesday mentioned it has shortlisted 5 new startups as a part of its third cohort of MAIL (Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab) programme.

The 5 new startups chosen in Cohort three are Clean Slate, Peer Robotics, Vicara, Hyper Reality, and URJA. With the addition of those 5 startups, Maruti Suzuki is now engaged with 14 startups beneath the MAIL programme within the final 18 months, the corporate mentioned in an announcement.

Maruti Suzuki India’s MAIL initiative helps startups by co-creating revolutionary enterprise options. It was launched with an intention to nurture innovation within the car and mobility sector in partnership with GHV Accelerator in January 2019. The initiative goals to create an atmosphere to nurture, foster and information the early-stage startups, the corporate mentioned.

The 5 startups of cohort three underwent an in depth shortlisting course of that included screening and pitch periods. Clean Slate Technologies, a startup from Bengaluru, stood because the winner of the programme, adopted by Peer Robotics from Gurgaon as 1st runner up and Vicara from Bengaluru because the 2nd runner up. These startups will now have interaction with Maruti Suzuki for paid initiatives and likewise will probably be entitled for different advantages related to the programme, the corporate added.

“The auto industry is extremely dynamic and faces new challenges frequently. The lookout for new technological aids to assist the industry and continue working efficiently is an ever-evolving task,” MSIL Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa mentioned.

The firm’s flagship MAIL programme is now in its third cohort and in every spherical a number of revolutionary concepts that resolve real-life industrial challenges have been witnessed, he added.

“MAIL programme focuses on offering a platform to these early stage startups where they can translate their big ideas into business solutions. Besides, they get a unique opportunity to get the idea validated and approved by Maruti Suzuki’s domain experts,” Ayukawa mentioned.


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