HCL Tech, a multinational IT company ,has joined the XR Startup Program, a collaborative effort between Meta and the MeitY Startup Hub, to bolster and accelerate extended reality (XR) technology startups in India.
As part of this collaboration, HCL Tech will play a key role in establishing a flourishing ecosystem for Indian startups, enabling them to lead and innovate in vital sectors like education, healthcare, and agri-tech.
HCLTech’s Supportive Ecosystem for Startups
HCL Tech’s team of experts will provide tailored mentorship to the startups, conducting thought leadership sessions and sharing invaluable business and industry insights. As the program advances, the startups can utilize HCLTech’s global infrastructure, next-generation engineering technology, and innovation labs to develop, test, and validate their use cases.
MeitY Startup Hub
MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) is an initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), committed to strengthening and enriching the startup ecosystem across India. The hub focuses on promoting technology innovation, startups, and the creation of Intellectual Properties (IPs).
It serves as a national coordination, facilitation, and monitoring center, bringing together all incubation centers, startups, and innovation-related activities under MeitY.
Through its emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, MeitY Startup Hub has played a key role in propelling India to become the third-largest startup ecosystem worldwide..
Extended Reality(XR) and Metaverse
Extended Reality (XR) encompasses Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), and related technologies. The initiative seeks to expedite India’s role in shaping the metaverse and fostering the growth of XR technologies in the country.
The metaverse is a network of interconnected digital spaces, offering 3D experiences. Users can effortlessly move between these spaces, engaging in activities that go beyond the boundaries of the physical world.
Key takeaways for competitive examinations
- National Startup Day: January 16
- CEO of HCL Tech: C Vijayakumar