Mouser Electronics, the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce the launch of the Proto Alpha Platform in partnership with the DERBI Foundation.
Proto Alpha, an initiative of the DERBI-Mouser Innovation Forum, is a collaboration and mentorship platform designed to expedite innovators in developing Alpha Prototypes, thereby reducing their cycle time to PoC. It offers membership to startups and entrepreneurs to encourage breakthrough innovation and accelerate product development within the shortest cycle times. Proto Alpha allows members access to the NIDHI Prayashala Lab, a prototyping lab facility aided by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, as well as the Mouser Innovation Lab at DERBI Foundation, which now houses a component bank and test equipment to support designers in design, prototyping and testing.
A one-day annual summit and launch on February 17, 2023, of Proto Alpha brought together industry experts, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, enthusiasts, and startups in an effort to kickstart and amplify collaborations, co-innovation and co-development of products. The event featured keynote sessions, panel discussions, and startup product showcases aimed at inspiring the developer community.
The highlight of the event was the launch of the open-source UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer under the aegis of “Creato,” envisaged as a unique open-source product development platform to accelerate prototyping.
“Open-source hardware can provide a cost-effective, collaborative, and customizable approach to electronics design that can enable engineers to rapidly prototype and test their ideas and bring innovative products to market,” said Mark Burr-Lonnon, Senior Vice President of Global Service & EMEA and APAC Business at Mouser Electronics. “As a leading authorized distributor of electronic components empowering innovation, Mouser Electronics is excited to promote creativity through collaborative platforms such as Proto Alpha.”
As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
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