For most, the IoT is a buzz word and companies including MediaTek and Intel are active movers and shakers among the makers.
We saw a few promising platforms from both and now MediaTek labs is announcing a partnership with Startupbootcamp Internet of Things and Data. This is a global startup accelerator with a focus on IoT and Smart Data.
This sounds like a good match. MediaTek labs helps developers make the next generation IoT product and Startupbootcamp Internet of Things and Data will help them to grow their business. Startupbootcamp partners with companies like Google, Amazon, Paypal, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Mobile World Capital, Claro Partners, Cisco, Aqualogy, Lanta, Rousaud Costas Duran, Intel and Samsung.
MediaTek labs has an impressive developer programme that supports device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things. The partnership provides Startupbootcamp Internet of Things and Data members access to the MediaTek Labs program. This includes access to MediaTek LinkIt developer platform for hardware and software and technical support. It helps with initial prototyping and initial manufacturing. When it comes to that, MediaTek labs will help sorting out mass production too.
This partnership sounds like marriage made in heaven as startups joining Startupbootcamp Internet of Things and Data’s 2015-2016 accelerator program will receive hands-on mentoring from MediaTek Labs experts. During the three month programme developers will access to the MediaTek Labs Partner Connect Programme, a resource for helping startups to find the supply chain partners needed to make their ideas a reality.
The Labs Partner Connect Program match-makes developers with some of the world’s best software and cloud-services, EMS, OEM and ODM companies,and distributors of MediaTek chipsets and suppliers of device components.
Marc Naddell, Vice President of MediaTek Labs said:
"MediaTek Labs is proud to partner with Startupbootcamp Internet of Things and Data to further support emerging businesses. We seek out opportunities to guide and nurture both the maker and developer communities and their desire to establish and grow a viable startup business."
We saw many products that peaked our interest including a connected scooter, wine marker, water valve, robots and many others. We hope that some of these will reach mass production and prove to us that Internet of Thing area has kicked off.