Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL), Maruti Suzuki’s innovation program aimed to provide mobility startups with necessary support and guidance, has shortlisted five new startups as part of the 3rd cohort. MAIL initiative was launched in partnership with GHV Accelerator in January 2019.
The five startups are Clean Slate, Peer Robotics, Vicara, Hyper Reality, and URJA. The addition of these 5 startups increases the count of startups to 14 that are under MAIL programme in the last 18 months.
Clean Slate technologies a startup from Bengaluru, stood as the winner of the programme, followed by Peer Robotics from Gurgaon as 1st runner up and Vicara from Bengaluru as 2nd runner up. They will now engage with Maruti Suzuki for paid projects and also will be entitled for other benefits associated with the programme.
The five startups of cohort 3 underwent an extensive shortlisting process that included screening and pitch sessions. The domain experts at Maruti Suzuki also mentor and guide the startups to create the right product fit by conducting several discussions. Moreover, top three startups will also get an opportunity to undertake a paid Proof-of-Concept with Maruti Suzuki for actual business use of their technologies.