MeitY Kicks Off SemiconIndia FutureDesign Roadshow

Article By : Stephen Las Marias

MeitY has launched a series of SemiconIndia FutureDesign roadshows across India as part of the efforts to boost its chip design industry.

As part of the efforts to boost India’s semiconductor design industry, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched a series of SemiconIndia FutureDesign roadshows across the country. The first event was held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, where industrialists and HNIs pledged Rs1,500 crore for catalyzing the Gujarat’s Startup ecosystem.

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,  lauded them for their inspiring initiative and for setting an example for others to follow.

While addressing a gathering of students, startups and innovators, Chandrasekhar said that the Roadshows have been planned with an aim to inspire the startups, next-gen innovators, and industry leaders to invest in semiconductor design and also help create a robust semiconductor ecosystem in the country, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“We intend to take the Semicon India program to every student, every college and make as many young Indians excited by and participate in the Semicon India journey,” he said as various industry leaders joined him in making pitch to young students, startups and entrepreneurs to grab the SemiconIndia FutureDesign opportunity. “The time to be a Semicon India future design startup is now.”

Chandrasekhar also launched the ISRO tested and qualified NavIC Receiver Chipsets, which are ready to be deployed in commercial market, at the event. Several industry leaders, both Indian and global, were also present on the occasion.

“The bedrock of AtmaNirbhar Bharat is AtmaNirbhar State, which is driven by AtmaNirbhar cities and Atmanirbhar villages. We will create AtmaNirbhar Surat, AtmaNirbhar Ahmedabad, AtmaNirbhar Rajkot, and many more,” said Chandrasekhar.

The Minister has played the role of a catalyst by taking Modi’s vision to all the stakeholders in the startup ecosystem of Gujarat. He has visited all the regions of Gujarat, engaging with startups, innovators, investors, and industry leaders to galvanize support for the startup and innovation sector in the state.


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