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Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2022

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Application Deadline: 1 MAY, 2022

The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge (QDIC) – 2022 is the seventh edition of the initiative by Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd. that was started in 2016 to encourage Indian design houses and product companies to invent useful and innovative hardware product designs incorporating Qualcomm SoCs and technologies. It has been inspired by the tremendous potential of Smart Devices and products that can be built in the domains of Smart Infrastructure, Agriculture Technology, Industrial Automation, Wearables, Medical Technology and Rural IoT. In 2022, the challenge will look to enable 5G use cases and applications as well.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society, we are glad to offer support to India’s technology ecosystem through Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2022. In its seventh edition, this design challenge continues to spur the domestic hardware ecosystem, which will positively impact the product ecosystem of design and enhance the manufacturing facilities in India.


• Individual startup companies that demonstrate Hardware and Embedded design experience

• HW design proposals must be focused on one of the domains – 5G Applications and NavIC use cases, Smart Infrastructure, Medical Technology and Rural and Industrial IoT – regardless of the form factor of the product.

• HW designs must be based on one of four available platforms. Please see QDIC Terms and Conditions for platform details.

• Only registered companies from India will be considered for further evaluation in accordance with the quality of work submitted. Students do not qualify for this challenge.

• Only one submission per company will be accepted. Multiple proposals from the same company could lead to disqualification.

• Participating companies should have preferably established operations of minimum 6 months in hardware design and solutions.

• The quality of each product design in the focus areas mentioned above with clear HW/SW differentiation will be valued along with creativity and relevance to “community and technology” related demand in India.

Application Procedure


Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2022 is a single cycle incubation from March 2022 – to March 2023.

• Application Phase (March 22 – May 1, 2022): Online submission of Product/Design ideas

• Shortlist (May-June 2022): Up to 12 companies will be selected through a jury selection process in Bengaluru and will be awarded an initial grant of INR 1.6 Lakh.

• Hardware Incubation (July 2022 – February 2023): Incubation of shortlisted companies at the Qualcomm Innovation Lab. Mid Cycle Review will be held in November 2022. Shortlisted startups that complete the Qualcomm review process will receive the second tranche of the initial grant of INR 1.6 Lakh.

• Finale (March 2023): One winner and two runners up with the most promising products will be selected by a panel of jury members and receive a cash award of INR 65 Lakhs, INR 50 Lakhs, and INR 35 Lakhs, respectively.

Official Website: Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2022

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