Microsoft Corporation India announced the launch of 14 Microsoft Innovation Centres (MICs) in India including seven centres in the State - Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Khammam, Bapatla, Guntur and Tirupati and signing MoUs with leading academic institutions across the four States.

One of the centres was inaugurated at the Anurag Group of Institutions by Joseph Landes, General Manager, DPE, Microsoft India. He said that the Microsoft Innovation Centres were designed to offer a unique environment conducive for student entrepreneurship and can play a vital role in generating powerful new ideas through training, education and knowledge transfer.

The MICs will act as innovation hubs at select colleges and technology institutes, providing incubation and expert hands-on support on Microsoft technology innovation, research, and software solutions, aiming to create a pool of student technology experts across India.

Each MIC will function as a hub for five neighbouring colleges and will operate in a hub-spoke model driving employability, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the academic ecosystem, opined P. Rajeshwar Reddy, chairman, Anurag Group of Institutions.