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Qualcomm announces the winners of 2019 Qualcomm Design in India Challenge

Qualcomm Incorporated announced the winners of the 2019 edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge on 13th March 2020.

Blackfrog Technologies Pvt. Ltd. - Winner.

Detect Technologies Pvt. Ltd. - First Runner-up.


Grinntech Motors and Services Pvt. Ltd. - Second Runner-up.


The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge is India’s longest running wireless hardware startup incubation program. 


Blackfrog Technologies Pvt. Ltd. won the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, while Detect Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Grinntech Motors and Services Pvt. Ltd. secured the first and second runner-up spots respectively.

The reward money for the winner was INR 65 lakh, while the runners-up took home INR 50 lakh and INR 35 lakh respectively.

The contest / challenge was launched in 2016, the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge encourages startups to develop innovative hardware products using Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced technologies.

To help them launch their products in the market, the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge offers professional scaling workshops to shortlisted startups along with IP generation incentives of up to INR 3.2 lakh to each startup to boost innovation.

The 2019 edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge witnessed quite a few entries for smart infrastructure, followed by medical tech, robotics, automotive and machine learning from startups showcasing their innovative products and solutions. Select startups also participated in events like CES, Taipei Startup Fest and India Mobile Congress.

So far, Qualcomm has successfully supported 57 startups through the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, with an overall investment of over USD 13M. 


Qualcomm’s expertise helps Indian companies design and create products in the emerging technologies space not just for India but for global markets as well. 

While participating in the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, startups have filed over 85 patents and launched more than 22 commercial products.

Please note, 2020 Qualcomm Design in India Challenge now open for registration — Hurry up if you are eligible.


You can visit contest link https://www.qualcomm.com/company/locations/india/design-in-india-program for more detail.