Alumni led Startup sprouts at SJEC Campus

Feb 10, 2018

Design and Development Smartlabs is the first startup to operate out of SJEC Campus. Co-founded by John Rodrigues and Claran Martis along with Harsha Alva as Technical Advisor, all SJEC alumni from the Class of 2016, Design and Development Smartlabs is a Product Design and Development company/startup. Dr S Rajashekharaiah, Founder Vice Chancellor of VTU inaugurated the Company on 10 February 2018.

Incubated at SJEC and virtually incubated at Collaborizm, New York, US, the Company operates from the Engineering Innovation Block of the SJEC Campus.

The vision of the company is to combine the digital world with the physical world to develop meaningful products for the people. The company works towards research and development of products for the future. The approach for building products is, integrating technologies like robotics, AI, IOT and user-centered design approaches to build meaningful products for the people and alleviate the pain points of the society, creating an enriching user experience around the products we use. D&D Smartlabs will create opportunities to work on upcoming technologies and help our younger generation to build their career in these technologies, which also results in bridging the gap between theoretical and practical based learning.

SJEC is very proud of John, Claran, and Harsha and wished them the best in their endeavor.