Name of the Startup: Astrome Technologies Pvt Ltd
- Incubated at: Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
- Founder(s): Dr Neha Satak and Dr Prasad Bhat
- Team strength: 26
- Current Status:
We have successfully demonstrated our innovative mmWave wireless communication technology in lab environment. Currently, we are gearing up to test it in outdoor environment.
GigaMesh, our product for the telecom market, will be launched in 2019. In early 2020, we will be launching a technology demonstration satellite that will validate our technology in space environment.
Year of enrollment: 2015
Technology Domain/Sector: Telecom and Space Communication
Some of our achievements are:
Graduation from Launch Pad - Cisco’s start-up accelerator program
Graduation from Anveshan – Analogue Devices start-up accelerator program
Recognition from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)
Received grant from United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund
Received Idea2PoC Grant from the Government of Karnataka
Received Innovation for Defence Excellence Grant from Ministry of Defence, Government of India
Received TDB Technology Startup Award, given by President of India
Our team members are regularly invited to speak at prestigious events in both India and abroad.
Brief profile (Including product details):
We are a start-up incubated at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. We are developing next generation wireless communication products. These products have promising applications in both space and terrestrial communication. We are recognised by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
While we have separate products for space and terrestrial applications, both of them are developed using our patent-pending millimeter wave technology.
Our product for space communication is a satellite transponder that can provide high bandwidth internet to rural areas. When carried in a microsatellite to a Low Earth Orbit, these transponders can provide 50 - 400 Mbps internet connection to users in remote areas.
GigaMesh, our product for telecom market, improves the quality of telecom services by adding fiber-like capacity wirelessly. It forms multiple point-to-point links each with a capacity of 2+ Gbps. The product is expected to be launched in 2019.
Our technology is our USP. We are pioneering wireless communication technologies that operate in mmWave frequencies (E/W band). Our innovative technology gives us a unique advantage to develop products that can significantly expand the reach of 4G/5G infrastructure even to rural areas.
Capital raised/Revenue generated: We have raised a seed, an Angel round and pre- Series A round in private equity. We are yet to generate revenue which is expected to happen this financial year.
Awards and accolades:
We have won several grants and awards for our pioneering efforts in developing millimeter wave communication technologies. Noteworthy among them are:
National Award in the 'Technology start-ups' Category (2018)
Most Promising Aerospace and Defense Startup Award by NASSCOM and IESA
Women Entrepreneur Quest Award to our Co-founder Dr Neha Satak
IP Generated (if any):
We have applied for two patents for our innovation. They are:
A system and method for two-way satellite based communication using millimeter waves
System and method for integrated optimization of design and performance of satellite constellations
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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560012