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.
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.
Benefits for Startups Joining as Alliance Members
Connect with potential customers for validation and pilots.
Access to domain experts from Enterprises.
Access to untapped local and global markets (MSME, SMB, Enterprises).
Customer references and testimonials.
Collaboration with scale partners and peers for standard solution bundling.
Collaborate with technology & business experts from the ecosystem.
Building credible and validated industry solutions.
Evolving business models for unserved markets (local and global).
Hosting of solutions on Alliance marketplace.
Visibility to leadership across local and global ecosystem.
Access to Alliance led events, media coverage, industry events, etc.
Illustrative List of Alliance Member Startups Offering Smart Industrial Solutions
The Plugin Accelerator is now a part of the Plugin Alliance and has moved from a cohort-based model to a rolling admission process for early / growth stage startups. The accelerator will seek out startups for use cases that will emerge from Alliance Members.
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