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India: April 2024

India’s technology news headlines in April 2024 captured a range of items, technologies and issues including, for instance: HP’s ‘made in India’ servers; India’s moves into lithium processing, with eyes on battery supply chains; India’s many domestic developments in the space tech ecosystem, spanning launch, vehicles and satellites; and more.

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India's Digital Economy 2024

Centre for Internet & Digital Economy: State of India’s Digital Economy 2024

  • Indian Institute of Tech Madras partners Starburst, French aerospace and defense startup accelerator, to establish startup backed by 100M Euros to boost India’s aviation, space and defense ecosystems / read it here
  • A brief overview of emerging rivalry between India and Pakistan in the space domain / read it here
  • India’s Polymatech Electronics inks MoU with Japan’s Orbray to expand semiconductor wafer production and expertise / read it here
  • India: Agnikul Cosmos space firm postponed maiden launch of Agnibaan rocket for the second time, delaying Indian test of semi-cryonic engine / read it here
  • India: More on the €100M partnership between Indian Institute of Technology Madras and France’s Starburst Accelerator, aiming to boost India’s aviation, space and defense ecosystem / read it here
  • India’s Tata Group conglomerate heading to Taiwan in high-level tech talent hunt, looking initially at growthe in the consumer electronics semiconductor sector / read it here
  • India: Space-tech firms set to meet with Elon Musk on sidelines of the billionaire’s upcoming visit for discussions around Tesla and StarLink services / read it here
Digitizing Make In India Report 2024

Digitizing Make In India Report 2024 – B2B & Manufacturing

  • India: Tesla inks deal with Tata Electronics to procure semiconductor chips for worldwide operations / read it here
  • India: An intro to Digantara’s Space Domain Awareness Command & Control Centre, aiming for multi-domain activities from satellite assembly to space object monitoring / read it here
  • India: Hewlett Packard Enterprise rolls out ‘Made in India’ servers, part of supply chain diversification move / read it here
  • India: Tata Group reportedly taking majority stake in Taiwan’s Pegatron’s India operations, looking at iPhone manufacturing and facilities construction, and building on Tata’s recent Wistron deal / read it here
  • India Australia Rapid Innovation & Startup Expansion – RISE – Accelerator unveils 15 startups and SMEs selected for the program’s first edition, focusing on circular economy solutions / read it here
  • “India is in talks with several countries seeking partnerships for technical help on lithium processing… to bolster its nascent lithium mining and electric vehicle industries and avoid relying on China.” / read it here
  • India: Dhruva Space raised $9.6M Series A2 funding with plans for mass production facility for satellite-focused equipment / read it here
India's Web3 Landscape Report 2023

Hashed Emergent: India’s Web3 Landscape Report 2023

  • Consortium of Indian Industries in Malaysia and India ASEAN Startup Summit ink MOU looking to boost startup and innovation exchanges / read it here
  • “Taiwan is also interested in stepping into the Indian semiconductor industry because the Indian government has already announced it would cover 50% of the costs of setting up semiconductor fabs.” / read it here
  • Australia-India Cyber & Critical Technology Partnership Grant Round 4 applications are open – deadline is May 24th / read it here
  • Online now: March 2024’s collected tech news summaries from across Asia and the Indo-Pacific / read it here
  • A brief overview of the emerging competition in the wearable ‘smart rings’ market, with offerings from South Korea, China and India / read it here
IndoPacific development as diplomacy

ORF: Indo-Pacific development cooperation as a diplomatic tool

Tech news: Asia & Indo-Pacific

Critical technologies in May 2024

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