MG Motor India, a subsidiary of China’s largest carmaker SAIC Motor Corporation, Saturday said it has shortlisted 12 startups as part of its programme that focuses on addressing challenges in the electric vehicle ecosystem and auto-tech space.
As part of its ‘MG Innovation Grand Challenge’ programme, MG Motor India said it had received 71 applications from across the country. Of this, 12 teams were shortlisted for the final round comprising presentation and mentoring.
These startups will get mentoring and assistance with market access for their “domain-transforming ideas”, the company said in a statement.
The winner of the challenge — Vecmocon Technologies — had presented its smart electric mobility solutions for two-wheelers, while Zyme Technologies received the best prototype award for its telematics solution for connected car ecosystem.
The event was aimed at providing a stage to the next wave of automotive innovators and nurturing their disruptive ideas.
“We also created an All Women Team category to encourage female entrepreneurs to showcase their talent and support their involvement in the traditionally male-dominated automotive space,” he said.