“To promote entrepreneurial spirit youth, researchers, engineers and society at large by promoting cutting-edge information technology start-ups which will lead to economic a social development of county”
Bhopal Living Lab
For the development of Bhopal as a smart city Government of India has setup the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog. AIM proposes to support establishment of Atal Incubation Centre(AICs) that would support innovators and start-up businesses in their pursuit to become successful entrepreneurs.
The objective of the scheme is to promote and establish incubation centres in India which would support and encourage start-ups in specific sectors such as manufacturing, transport, energy, health, education, agriculture, water, sanitation, etc.
Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited is a State Government Company with a mandate to support Smart City initiatives in the state of Madhya Pradesh. While doing do, a need has been identified to encourage start-ups with the innovative ideas to create an innovation ecosystem.
Given this context, the need of such start-ups that work on advanced technologies (IOT, Sensor, Drone) are very different. They need an open area and equipment to test their product. Such an environment is not usually not available.
To solve this problem, BSCDCL has decided to establish a living lab that functions as an incubator to transform latest research into start-ups.
Bhopal Living lab is designed to support and contribute to the initiative for technology-related start-ups.
The clear objectives are:
"The center would be set up in 10,000sq.ft. an ultra modern building at Bhopal"