Microsoft to Setup 14 Innovation Centers in India
The leading tech giant Microsoft has planned to set total 14 new Innovation Centers in India this week. The company has confirmed that these set ups will be at campuses of all famous educational institutions located in four different states – Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chattisgarh.
There is a specific idea behind setting up Innovation Centers. The giant will build nearly 100 innovation centers till 2015. As per the reports, the Microsoft Innovation Centers would primarily focus on Cloud Services, Mobility, healthcare, and e-reader (Kindle) platform. The company has already signed MOU’s with different educational institutions as well as Government bodies to set and operate these centers. Microsoft has also confirmed that they will associate five neighboring academic institutions in each area. In return it hopes that those institutions will provide certificates to nearly 100,000 students in various Microsoft technologies and platforms in following two years.
This strategy has already been put forth in views to popularize their mobility and cloud platforms among young entrepreneurs and youths in India. The new Windows 8 version along with a new range of Surface tablets have been introduced lately and the company actively participates in colleges and educational institutions for launching its certification programs while increasing computer literacy in various schools. This program will be carried forward as part of Gates-Melinda foundation.
Microsoft hopes that this strategy will bring more people into the practice of accessing technology which also includes local startup companies and tech entrepreneurs.