Delhi, 6th January 2023: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has prepared a framework for many missions and plans in the new year, which will give India a new place in the space world. Continuing this series, the agency has partnered with Microsoft. ISRO and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the development of space-tech startups in India.

The MoU reflects the desire to empower space tech startups with technology devices and platforms across the country. Apart from this, it advises supporting and helping them to enter the market. It seeks to strengthen ISRO’s vision of harnessing the market potential of most promising space tech startups and entrepreneurs in India.

Space-tech startups identified by ISRO through this tie-up will be part of Microsoft’s Startups Founders Hub platform, which supports startups at every stage of their journey from idea to a unicorn.

Through the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, space-tech startup founders in India will have free access to the tech tools and resources they need to build and run their businesses. Resources include access to Azure, best-in-class developer and production tools, including GitHub Enterprise, Visual Studio Enterprise, and Microsoft 365, and technical support to build, scale, and smart analytics with Power BI and Dynamics 365.

Microsoft and ISRO will jointly organize knowledge-sharing and thought leadership sessions for startups with experts from the space industry. In addition, the collaboration will support founders with go-to-market strategies, technical support, and opportunities to sell their products through Microsoft channels and the Marketplace.