Center of Excellence


Center of Excellence, Mohali

Location: Mohali has played a phenomenal role in contributing to the growth of IT & ITeS industry in the tricity region of Chandigarh and many software product startups have established their base with the support of STPI Mohali.

Partners: Partners include MeitY, STPI, Govt. of Punjab, Indian School of Business, Punjab Technical University and TiE Chandigarh, Chandigarh Angel Network & others.

Target Beneficiaries: It is targeted to support & nurture 50 start-ups per year which are developing innovative products and/or services in the specified domains.

Duration: 5 years

Budget & Source of Funding: The Total Budgetary outlay for Neuron is Rs. 20.94 crores contributed by Govt. of Punjab (Rs. 10 crores), MeitY(Rs. 2.5 crores) & balance by STPI & others.

Financial Technology (or) FinTech has the potential to unleash a new era of competition, innovation and job creating productivity in the economy. Automative is not just about digitising money, it's about monetising data.

Facilities & Services

  • Ready-to-work Plug & Play space as per requirement.
  • AVG Lab (AVG), AI/Data Analytics Lab (Big Data), and Innov Lab (IoT)
  • Start-up Boot camps
  • Technical mentoring & support
  • Access to financial resources
  • Access & support towards networking & marketing activities

Chief Mentor


Shri I.S. Paul

Chairman, TiE-Chandigarh & MD, Drish Group

Head of Excellence


Shri Ajay P. Shrivastava




To identify & support potential cutting-edge IT entrepreneurs especially in the field of Big Data, Audio-Visual Gaming & IoT and significantly contribute towards product development, job creation and enhance economic health of the region

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