STPI CoEs

STPI CoEs

India has developed itself into a favorable hub for establishing CoEs or innovation centers for next-generation technologies. In the last few years, many CoEs in emerging technologies have been established in the country with an aim to facilitate research for society and enterprises. In order to build leadership and next wave of budding entrepreneurs in the emerging sectors of technology like Internet of things (IoT), Block Chain, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), ESDM, Data Science & Analytics, Medical Electronics & Healthcare, Gaming & Animation, Machine Learning, Cyber Security etc., Government of India has approved domain specific CoEs of STPI, spread across India. The STPI’s CoEs are set to provide a very robust platform for building a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. These centers of excellence will look at the entire ecosystem of startups – all the way from state-of-the-art facilities to all-around support to nurture and grow their business. These centers will also serve as a knowledge centers for preparing and empowering potential startups/ entrepreneurs in India through various capacity building measures.

Electropreneur Park Delhi – A CoE in ESDM

Electropreneur Park, Delhi is the first-of-its-kind ESDM incubator in India that has established many success stories in last 3 years. With state-of-the-art incubation facility, world-class laboratories, mentoring, networking,technical support, government support, marketing, funding and the much-needed ecosystem essential for startup success and growth, EP-Delhi has incubated 25 startups those have filed 18 patents, launched 20 products, 6 startups funded & generated Rs. 25 crore as revenue.

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Motion – A CoE in Automotive(ACES)

Motion, an Automotive Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Autonomous Connected Electric Shared (ACES) Mobility by STPI at Pune, with specialized state-of-the-art incubation facility and physical laboratories for start-ups in the area of Autonomous Connected Electric Shared Mobility where the highest-standards and best-practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development, funding, networking for the given focus area is made available.
The future of mobility is electric, shared, autonomous, and connected. In India, the automobile industry occupies a prominent place due to its deep forward and backward linkages with several key segments of the economy. With demand in place and strong government push, the stage is set for rapid growth of Automotive: ACES industry in India.

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Neuron – A CoE in AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG

STPI Neuron, a Centre of Excellence in AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG is setup in collaboration with Govt. of Punjab, ISB-Mohali, PTU and Meity. This is an initiative, to identify and evaluate promising start-ups in the field of AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG that will be hosted in the Startup Punjab Hub@STPI Mohali Incubation Facility. Startup Punjab Hub@STPI Mohali will have dedicated 500 seats co-working space and dedicated labs for AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG. Apart from physical infrastructure, the hub will have the access to Technocrats mentorship, mentorship programs and VC funding’s.

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FinBlue – A CoE in FinTech

The STPI FinBlue, a Center of Excellence in FinTech, is organising a start-up Pitchfest funded by the Government of India. This is an initiative, to identify and evaluate promising start-ups in the field of FinTech, that will be hosted in the Incubation facility at STPI Chennai.
This Pitchfest is held in association with TiE Chennai, an organisation that seeks to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation across Tamil Nadu.
FinBlue offers an integrated program to start-ups to scale through its incubation facility by providing access to SandBox, an environment that consists of APIs of different participating banks, NPCI products, Core Banking Software and other enabling services through various stakeholders.

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IoT Open Lab – A CoE in IoT

The STPI IoT OpenLab, a Center of Excellence in IoT Domain a initiative of MeitY, Govt of India is setup in partnership with Arrow Electronics with STPI . This is an initiative, to identify and support promising start-ups in the field of IoT. STPI IoT OpenLab is just not a platform of infrastrcture but a complete support system to enable innovative start-ups to develop disruptive IoT based applications, products & solutions across many business verticals.
CoE- STPI IoT OpenLab aims to support & nurture around 500 start-ups over a period of 5 years. The initiative is expected to contribute to Make-in-India & Digital India programmes of Govt. of India by reducing Electronics imports and recognize value of IP & Technology locally.

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Electropreneur Park Bhubaneswar – A CoE in ESDM

The Electropreneur Park, Bhubaneswar is established to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by translating technology ideas and innovation in various disciplines of Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and related fields into products, processes and services for commercial exploitation and encourage application of knowledge for benefit of the society. Eventually the EP would put in place a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem of R&D, design, engineering and innovation in Electronics.
Electropreneur Park , Bhubaneswar is managed by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), with International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT ) Bhubaneswar as the academic partner and India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) as the implementation partner.

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IMAGE – A CoE in Gaming, Animation, VFX, Computer Vision & AI

IMAGE CoE is an initiative by STPI at Hyderabad to provide resources such as mentoring, technology support and funding for Gaming, Animation, VFX, Computer Vision and AI start-ups. IMAGE offers integrated programs, CVLAB and GameLab, for start-ups to scale up through its incubation facility.
The IMAGE accelerator program includes premium plug and play co-working space for start-ups and offers access to the ecosystem which comprises of IP owners, mentors, investors and a platform to support GoToMarket strategy.

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VARCoE – A CoE in AR & VR

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) have massive innovation potential across a wide range of industries and research fields. This research and innovation is currently across a range of industries including – product and skill development, Health and medical science, art and architecture, transport, construction, tourism, entertainment, education, and productivity software.
For achieving goals of such great magnitude Government of Odisha, STPI, Philanthropists like Shri Subroto Bagchi and Ms. Susmita Bagchi and IIT Bhubaneswar have come together to start this CoE.

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MedTech – A CoE in MediElectronics and Health Informatics

MedTech: A Center of Excellence in field of Medical equipment/electronics and Health Informatics. This novel initiative is being set up by a consortia comprising of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), SGPGI Lucknow, Department of IT and Electronics, Government Of UP, Association Of Medical Device Industry (AIMED C), Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone (AMTZ) along with Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT).
The objectives of opening the same is to boost start-ups in the field of medical equipment/electronics & health informatics, and, to contribute to “Make-in-India” & “Digital India” programs of Govt. of India by reducing Health Care Equipment imports and recognize value of Health Care Equipment & Technology locally.”

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Apiary – A CoE in Blockchain Technology

The STPI Apiary, a Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology is setup in collaboration with MeitY, STPI, Govt. of Haryana, Padup Venture Private Limited, IBM, Intel, GBA and FITT. This is an initiative, to identify and evaluate promising start-ups in the field of Blockchain Technology that will be hosted in the STPI Gurugram Incubation Facility. Apiary will have dedicated 80 seats co-working space and dedicated Blockchain Platform. Apart from physical infrastructure, the Centre will have the access to Technocrats mentorship, mentorship programs and VC funding.

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OctaNE – A CoE in IoT in Agriculture @Guwahati, Animation @Shillong and Emerging Tech(AR/VR) @Imphal

OctaNE is expected to create direct employment for over 1,250 local youth (in-house units only). Further, direct employment in graduated units is expected to reach over 4,000 by Year-15 on conservative basis. In addition, the local start-ups will be able to avail of good quality incubation facility to start operations – without investing capital for the same.
The proposed incubation facility will be meant mainly for local entrepreneurs, including first generation qualified persons. Local entrepreneurs of the NE Region are still struggling to create their own incubation space and most of them are not in a position to build world class infrastructure to successfully incubate start-ups.

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