Innovation at Its Best: Microsoft to Open 100 Centers in India

The company plans to use the new facilities as innovation hubs

By Bogdan Popa on December 7th, 2012 09:42 GMT

Microsoft’s efforts to make the most of India’s appetite for technology continue with a new, exciting plan to set up 100 innovation centers in the next 2 years.

Basically, Microsoft wants to establish innovation hubs that would allow colleges and institutes to showcase the company’s latest technologies and thus get ideas and feedback on how to improve them.

Microsoft has signed MoU with academic institutes in four Indian states in order to establish 75 innovation centers, The Economic Times reports. The company, however, plans to open a total of 100 such centers in the next 2 years.

“The Microsoft Innovation Centres are designed to offer a unique environment conducive for student entrepreneurship. The Microsoft Innovation Centres can play a vital role in generating powerful new ideas through training, education and knowledge transfer,” Microsoft India General Manager Joseph Landes said.
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