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Plugin Alliance Overview
Plugin, one of the most coveted startup accelerator programs in the country has achieved its objectives over the last few years in creating a large impact in the ecosystem. We now believe the time has come for Indian industries needs to realize the benefits of technology, leapfrog on impact and come together on one forum, contributing and collaborating on innovation and adoption.
To address this need, the program has now been expanded to Plugin Alliance, the first-of-its-kind Industry Technology Alliance in India with a mission to provide an open collaborative framework for the ecosystem to nurture innovation and accelerate adoption of smart industry solutions enhancing the global competitiveness of the Indian industries.
The Alliance has been founded by Intel India in collaboration with Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT-Bombay, and will drive sustainable, inclusive, innovation-led growth to make industries intelligent. The Alliance will focus on increasing awareness, collaborate to innovate, accelerate the startups, adopt the solutions and finally scale the solutions in the industry.
Enterprise & SME’s across industrial sectors.
Solutioning and Scale Members
Hardware ODM’s, Product OEM’s, System Integrators.
Startup Ecosystem Members
Consulates, funding agencies, incubators & accelerators, like-minded ecosystems in other geos.
Startups with validated, deployable and scalable solutions.
Alliance Focus Areas | Sectors, Solutions, Technologies
Process & Batch Manufacturing
Machine Condition Monitoring
Asset & Operations Optimization
Logistics & Tracking
Interactive Displays for Factory Visualization
Energy Monitoring & Management
Human Wellness Monitoring
Control Optimization & Autonomy
5G & Edge
ADAS & Mobility
Operating Framework of the Alliance
Increase awareness & attract stakeholders to the need and benefits Industry 4.0 technologies.
Create the right ecosystem and innovation capacity to identify and explore current and future industry 4.0 solutions.
Accelerate startups and ecosystem to develop market ready solutions with current and future technologies.
Enable adoption of industry 4.0 solutions across enterprise and MSME’s.
Build India as a brand for industry 4.0 solution ecosystem and enhance attractiveness of Indian manufacturing.
Illustrative List of Alliance Members
Visit the Plugin Alliance website to join as an Alliance Member for actionable outcomes
Eligibility Criteria for Startups to Join as Alliance Members
The startup must have solution(s) which fall under the sector, solution and technology focus area as defined by the Alliance
The startup should have at least two paid deployments (different customers)
You are ready and capable for scale deployments
The startup should be funded / have a sufficient revenue stream
Note, all applications (mostly through referrals) from startups will be accepted to come onboard as members of the Alliance. The Program Office will setup time with other Alliance Members to understand the startup’s value proposition and capabilities.