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Mahindra Ecole Centrale to provide prototyping facility for startups

The prototyping facility will be set up at an investment of Rs 85 lakh to 1 crore in testing equipments apart from the necessary investment in infrastructure.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Aug 04, 2014, 06.42 PM IST
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The prototyping facility will be set up at an investment of Rs 85 lakh to 1 crore in testing equipments apart from the necessary investment in infrastructure.
The prototyping facility will be set up at an investment of Rs 85 lakh to 1 crore in testing equipments apart from the necessary investment in infrastructure.
HYDERABAD: Product startups in the state can now access prototyping facilities at Mahindra Ecole Centrale in Hyderabad. The institute created through three-way collaboration between Mahindra Educational with Ecole Centrale Paris and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad will offer the facility for electro-mechanical devices as well as general, electrical and software prototyping for SMEs and startups in Telangana for a fee.

The prototyping facility will be set up at an investment of Rs 85 lakh to 1 crore in testing equipments apart from the necessary investment in infrastructure will be operational in three months’ time. “We are working closely with the government and apart from offering the prototyping, the institute will also run a quality improvement programme for faculty of the other engineering colleges,” said Sanjay Dhande, professor and founder-director of MEC.

MEC is currently in advanced talks for research partnerships with an engineering manufacturing company in Bangalore, an engineering fabricator in Chennai as well as engineering analysis wing of Mahindra Group, added Sanjay Dhande. French multinational Schneider Electric and Thales group are working at a research tie-up with MEC.

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