Samsung bids startups to work in Govt's Digital India stack

Samsung bids startups to work in Govt's Digital India stack
Samsung is asking startups to work on technologies around the government's Digital India stack and on segments like wallet, health, fitness where products can be integrated into the firm's ecosystem.
The Digital India stack, took care by the government includes repositories for applications such as UPI, Digilocker, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), Open Credit Enablement Network (OCEN), Unified Health Interface (UHI), among others.
Samsung invited 25 startups across India to cooperate with the leadership team from its R&D centers in Bengaluru and Noida, and its corporate headquarters in Gurugram at an event in Bengaluru.
Present at the event were startups from fintech, health tech, and ecommerce, who will be offered with technical mentorship by Samsung engineers and guidance in protecting their intellectual property.
Samsung will also explore funding assistant to some of the startups on a case-to-case basis to further scale their solutions.
"We wish to collaborate with startups who have cutting-edge technologies in this space, which, when integrated with the Samsung ecosystem, can transform the lives of people, our consumers,” stated Dipesh Shah, Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore.
"As a large multinational, we bring to the table strong consumer understanding, business know-how and market reach that will help startups refine their offerings to enable compelling consumer experience," said Dr. Balvinder Singh, Head, Open Innovation Group, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore.
The Korean smartphone brand has had successful partnerships with startups in India. The firm's app store is powered by Indus App Bazaar where consumers can access mobile apps in 12 Indian languages. The app store presently has close to 3 million daily active users.
Another startup, Samsung stated, has powered Lock Screen Stories on its smartphones where consumers get wallpapers and content every time they unlock their devices. The feature has close to 30 million daily active users.