Samsung is introducing new digital initiatives under its Powering Digital India drive. The company completes 25 successful years in the country. As part of the successes, the Korean tech giant is announcing new initiatives that include a citizenship program for students and new R&D developments that focus on the country’s rising startup world.
Samsung will continue to be #India‘s strongest partner. Here’s a message from our President & CEO Mr Ken Kang as we complete 25 years in the country. #Samsung remains committed to #PoweringDigitalIndia pic.twitter.com/LAHpULRtVd
— SamsungNewsroomIN (@SamsungNewsIN) December 9, 2020
The latest drive promises growth of the country’s future by partnering with the Government of India and individual state governments. These initiatives include manufacturing, R&D, entrepreneurship and other transformational innovations that further help in job creation, Ken Kang, President & CEO, and Samsung Southwest Asia, said in a statement.
Powering Digital India — Initiatives
Samsung will be introducing a youth-centric citizenship program that will take in engineering students and others from the community to create a stronger innovation ecosystem. Additional details of this new program will be released soon, the company suggests.
Samsung is developing R&D in the country to improve in the pioneering areas including — 5G, AI, IoT and cloud services. The firm further plans to speed up research stages to development, eventually leading to the commercialization stage. Moreover, the company plans to expand by opening innovative ideas to startups, including students and universities. This further promises engineering students to create their patents and make their mark in the respective fields accordingly.
In terms of communication technologies, Samsung promises to pioneer in 5G capabilities for the country. And, is working with multiple partners to bring this as early as possible, making the country lead through digital transformation.
Powering Digital India — Make in India
The initiatives further go along with its manufacturing facilities as well. As part of ‘Make in India’ initiative, Samsung is gearing up to increase its electronics manufacturing facilities.
To recall, Samsung has already created the world’s largest mobile factory in Noida, back in 2018. Also, there are two prominent manufacturing facilities in the country, five R&D centres, one design centre, a whopping 2,00,000 retail outlets, and over 70,000 employees, ever since its inception in the country in 1995. All these tend to create over a $10 Billion revenue (Rs 73, 620 crores approx.)