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About STPI Coimbatore

Established by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY), Government of India in 1991

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India has been set up with distinct focus to boost up Software export from the country.

STPI Headquarters is located in New Delhi with 60 Centres spread across the Country functioning under the Leadership of Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General. STPI is constantly working with an objective to implement STP/EHTP scheme formulated by Govt. of India, set up and manage infrastructural facilities.

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Center of Excellence

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

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.

  • Shri Shashidhar Reddy

    Chief Mentor

    Shri Shashidhar Reddy

  • Shri C.V.D. Ram Prasad

    Head of Excellence

    Shri C.V.D. Ram Prasad

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

STPI NEURON, a Centre of Excellence in AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG, set up in collaboration with Govt. of Punjab, ISB-Mohali, PTU and MeitY, is a pioneering initiative to identify and evaluate promising startups in the field of AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG and nurture them to build path-breaking products and solutions in the domains the CoE focuses on.

NEURON has dedicated 500 seats co-working space and labs for AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG. Apart from physical infrastructure, the hub has the access to industry, industry associations and academia to further strengthen the…

  • Shri I.S. Paul

    Chief Mentor

    Shri I.S. Paul

  • Shri Ajay P. Shrivastava

    Head of Excellence

    Shri Ajay P. Shrivastava

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

STPI Virtual & Augmented Centre of Excellence (VARCoE) at Bhubaneshwar aims to develop a high potential ecosystem to undertake world-class research in AR & VR by establishing state-of-the-art testing facility/laboratories for advanced algorithms, applications and methods in aid of AR & VR for immersive visualization in areas including skill development, product design, healthcare, art & architecture, transport, construction, tourism, entertainment, education & productivity software.

Built in collaboration with MeitY, Govt. of Odisha, IIT Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar…

  • Shri Subroto Bagchi

    Chief Mentor

    Shri Subroto Bagchi

  • Dr P K Sahu

    Head of Excellence

    Dr P K Sahu

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

The STPI MOTION, a CoE in Automated, Connected, Electric & Shared (ACES) mobility space at Pune, creates a promising environment and provides necessary support to startups, young entrepreneurs and innovators in this domain in collaboration with government, industry, industry association and academia. This CoE hosts physical lab facility, state-of-the-art incubation space along with training, mentoring, networking & marketing support, access to financial resources, IPR and other support services for the benefit of the startups. The CoE plans to nurture 51 startups over a period of 5…

  • Sh. Ganesh Natrajan

    Chief Mentor

    Sh. Ganesh Natrajan

  • Sh. Sanjay Kumar Gupta

    Head of Excellence

    Sh. Sanjay Kumar Gupta

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

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.

The success of EP Delhi is a template for the success of other CoEs.…

  • Shri. Jaswinder Ahuja

    Chief Mentor

    Shri. Jaswinder Ahuja

  • Shri. Rajneesh Agarwal

    Head of Excellence

    Shri. Rajneesh Agarwal

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

STPI OctaNE is inviting applications from the Startups/ Entrepreneurs for Open challenge Program in domain in IoT in Agriculture, Animation and Emerging Tech-AR/VR under phase -1. Open Challenge Program (OCP) is a platform where a startup gets an opportunity to solve problems through innovative solutions. The objective of Open Challenge Program (OCP) is to identity, recognize & reward aspiring and early-stage tech entrepreneurs. This platform facilitates aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators and their success through strategic networking, seed funding, mentoring, providing…

  • Sh. Kumaran Venkatesh

    Chief Mentor

    Sh. Kumaran Venkatesh

  • Sh. Prabir Kr. Das

    Head of Excellence

    Sh. Prabir Kr. Das

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

The STPI FinBlue, a Center of Excellence in FinTech, at Chennai is a first-of-its-kind incubation facility, which aims further strengthening India as the leader in FinTech industry by providing accessibility to technology, mentorship, incubation facility, world-class labs & funding. 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. FinBlue intends to…

  • Shri Arun Jain

    Chief Mentor

    Shri Arun Jain

  • Shri Sanjay Tyagi

    Head of Excellence

    Shri Sanjay Tyagi

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

The STPI IoT OpenLab CoE at Bengaluru presents a huge opportunity for startups in a hyper-connected world to build innovative IoT products and solutions.

This CoE focuses on creating a robust ecosystem in a collaborative model to nurture startups and drive R&D, innovation & product development in IoT while focusing on sectors like Defence, Aeronautics, Industrial, Agriculture, Health, Automotive and Education etc. The CoE targets to nurture around 500 startups over a period of 5 years.

With the flexibility of both physical and…

  • Shri Sanjeev Keskar

    Chief Mentor

    Shri Sanjeev Keskar

  • Shri Shailendra Tyagi

    Head of Excellence

    Shri Shailendra Tyagi

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

A Centre of Excellence (CoE) is a domain-specific specialized incubation facility for start-ups in the area of emerging technologies 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 Government of India has a special emphasis on start-ups & entrepreneurship. Accordingly, the Start-up India initiative was announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi during his independence day address on 15th August 2015…

  • Shri. Pankaj Thakar

    Chief Mentor

    Shri. Pankaj Thakar

  • Shri. Rajneesh Agarwal

    Head of Excellence

    Shri. Rajneesh Agarwal

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

Electropreneur Park (EP), Bhubaneswar is an ESDM Incubation Centre set up by STPI, with support from Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Govt. of India and Govt. of Odisha as part of its PAN India initiative to create a network of Centres of Excellence. EP-BBSR is equipped with state of the art advanced Lab, plug & play facilities for incubatees in the CoE.

  • Shri. Pradeep Gupta

    Chief Mentor

    Shri. Pradeep Gupta

  • Shri. Sanjeev Chopra

    Head of Excellence

    Shri. Sanjeev Chopra

    A CoE is facility where the highest standards and best practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development is made available for specific focus areas.

    • Deliver a vibrant platform & 360 degree support to start-ups

    • Foster Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and knowledge exchange

    • Build Leadership in Emerging Technologies

    • Help start-ups create world-class IT / EDSM products indigenously.

    • Generating direct & indirect employment

MedTech

STPI MediTech CoE will stimulate the establishment and growth of technology-based startups in the field of medical electronics and health informatics by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class laboratories, mentoring, marketing, funding and a much-needed ecosystem essential for their success and growth.

The core objective of this CoE is to strengthen the domestic manufacturing capability of reliable and affordable medical electronics products and services thereby reducing dependencies on imports while contributing to the vision of flagship government programmes such…

  • Dr. Saurabh Srivastava

    Chief Mentor

    Dr. Saurabh Srivastava

  • Shri. Rajneesh Agarwal

    Head of Excellence

    Shri. Rajneesh Agarwal

Our Journey

Govt. of India appointed Bhabha Committee to realise the importance of electronics and computers in national development that led to the establishment of Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. and formation of Department of Electronics (DoE).

1970

Our Journey

Formative years of Indian IT industry noticed a slew of policy measures including New Computer Policy, New Electronic Policy & Software Policy to promote software development & exports.

The 1st Railway reservation through computerization was a visible outcome. Understanding the importance of software exports for the growth of the economy, RBI delegated the evaluation of software exports to DoE.

1987

Our Journey

Software Technology Park (STP) was established at Bengaluru, Pune and Bhubaneswar to promote software exports, a pioneering step to realise the potential of global IT opportunities.

1989

Our Journey

The 3 STPs were merged to establish Software Technology Parks of India on June 5 that heralded a paradigm shift in addressing the challenges of Indian IT industry.

1991

Our Journey

STP & EHTP schemes were implemented to provide single window clearance to accelerate software & electronic hardware exports, clocking an inspiring Rs. 17 crore, 1st time by STPI members.

Satellite-based High-Speed Data Communication (HSDC) services was launched to bolster software exports, spearheading last-mile connectivity. This enabled companies implement software on their international clients’ computers from India.

STPI also launched Incubation services in India, a pioneering step that enabled 156 STPI members to avail 1.8 lakh sq. ft. space across the country.

1992

Our Journey

STPI became the 1st Class-A commercial Internet Service Provider for IT industry, government & academia in India. To expand the international business of STPI units, STPI was the 1st organisation in India to demonstrate video conferencing facility between USA & Bengaluru, and further collaborated with 20 international carriers, connecting the world.

1994

Our Journey

To encourage investment (both domestic and FDI) & entrepreneurship in IT industry, tax benefits under 10A & 10B were provided to the software exports units. STPI also started offering Project Management Consultancy (PMC) in 1995. The 1st project was an ambitious software development project for Fujitsu, Japan.

1996

Our Journey

In a span of 5 years, STPI units’ exports increased 10,000% from Rs. 17 cr in 1992 to an impressive Rs. 1780 cr.

STPI units clocked Rs.3.4k cr exports, contributing 52% of national software exports in 1998. An impressive 1.3 lakh employment was provided by STPI units in 1999.

Identifying the needs of IT industry, STPI collaborated with 57 international carriers to provide connectivity to STP units promoting software exports across the globe.

To assist and facilitate Small & Medium Exporters (SME), STPI set up a business support centre called "India Infotech Center" in Silicon Valley, CA, USA, providing the services including: Entrepreneurial Assistance, Trade Promotion, Support, Infra and Comm. facilities, Market Research & Info., Joint Venture, Collaboration & Match-Making Facilitation

In 1998, Govt. of India constituted a “National Task Force on IT & Software Development” to recommend steps to remove bottlenecks in the path of rapid development and give a boost to the IT/ITeS Industry.

1999

Our Journey

3 lakh sq. ft. of incubation facility was made available pan-India for startups and MSMEs, a majority of which was in Tier 2/ 3 cities.

To encourage education sector to utilise internet for R&D and innovation, STPI provided internet for "Student Internet World", an event where 30,000 students in Bengaluru participated.

2001

Our Journey

STPI-USA business support centre "Infotech" was established with 337 beneficiaries. In a matter of just 2 years, STPI more than doubled the number of centres from 15 in 2000 to 35 in 2002.

The world started seeing STPI as a great example whilst replicating the STP model. STPI collaborated with Mauritius to execute the “Ebene Cyber City Project” and with UNESCO to replicate STP model in Nepal.

2002

Our Journey

STPI took an ambitious consultancy project called Khajane NET to interconnect all the treasuries in Govt. of Karnataka on a central platform, helping achieve complete transparency & control over transactions.

Europe Star teleport facility, located in STPI, Bengaluru commenced for monitoring downlink signals covering ISN region (India/Nepal/Srilanka) through CSME (Communication System & Monitoring Equipment) facility based out of Toulouse, France.

The PanAmSat teleport facility located in STPI, Bengaluru commenced for monitoring downlink signals covering the IOR (Indian Ocean Region) through the CSME facility. STPI Bengaluru was connected to PAS NOC centre at Atlanta via Fucino Earth Station, Italy.

STPI made last mile connectivity possible in Tier 2/3 cities through the prestigious IPStar project to deliver services in remote areas where terrestrial lines were non-existent or line conditions were poor.

2003

Our Journey

STPI took the Commercial Taxes Network Project that involved networking of nearly 93 branches of Department of Commercial Taxes, Govt. of Karnataka. STPI Bengaluru also managed the VSAT Hub operations as part of the project.

In 2004, India announced itself online via .in domain. STPI acted as a backbone for implementing .in Internet Domain Name Policy that resulted in 75,000 domain registrations in the very 1st week of its opening to the public.

Since inception, STPI set up its own International Gateways at 40 locations for providing HSDC links to the IT/ITeS industry pan India with more than 50% in Tier II/III cities.

STPI set up state-of-the-art technology infrastructure for the launch of NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India & CERT-In (The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team).

STPI set up state-of-the-art tech infrastructure by integrating pan India iNOC and Web Services Hall for NIC (National Informatics Center)

STPI helped set up state-of-the-art infrastructure in different parts of the world, like IT parks in Cote d’Ivory & Cyprus, continuing the replication of the successful “STPI model” for boosting the countries’ IT industry.

2004

Our Journey

STPI provided PMC services for identifying the right technology for the National E-governance Plan, as requested by the National Institute for Smart Governance (NISG).

STPI helped Laos to establish their National Data Centre.

1 million employed directly in IT/ITeS sector with 75% employment from STPI units. Bengaluru was identified as a startup-focused community and Orchid Techscape was created to encourage the startups to own the Intellectual Property within India and strengthen the startup ecosystem.

STPI Jurisdictional Directors became the development commissioners for IT/ITeS Special Economic Zones (SEZ) for providing an internationally competitive environment.

STPI units set another massive milestone by clocking more than Rs. 1 lakh crore exports.

2006

Our Journey

STPI replicated the STP model in Bhutan by helping them set up IT Park to boost software exports and expand tech entrepreneurship in that country.

2007

Our Journey

STPI set a gold standard for IT industry.

In 20 years, STPI grew from 3 to 51 centres pan India with 44 centres in Tier-II/III cities, enabling the dispersion of IT industry. 2 million direct employment was registered in IT/ITeS sector with 75% of the total employment was provided by STPI units.

STPI units doubled the exports in just 3 years with over Rs. 2 lakh crore exports in 2009. In a historic first, STPI provisioned 1 Gbps bandwidth to customers across the country.

Despite the lapse of tax exemption provided to STP units under 10A/10B on March 31, 2011, STPI units grew tremendously due to ease of doing business, no administrative hurdles and transformative efforts while implementing the STP/EHTP scheme expeditiously.

2012

Our Journey

STPI units clocked over Rs. 3 lakh crore exports in 2013.

To position India as a global hub for ESDM, STPI launched EP, 1st of its kind incubator. STPI in association with Govt. of Karnataka also set up SMART Lab in Bengaluru to test electronic hardware.

To safeguard Indian standards & practices for manufacturers in Electronics & IT products, STPI was also entrusted with the CRS.

Furthermore, to encourage innovation in multimedia, animation & gaming, STPI set up IMAGE incubation centre in Hyderabad.

STPI became the nodal agency for implementing the BPO Promotion Scheme and set up the Data Centre of National Data Repository of DGH at Bhubaneswar.

STPI set up STPINEXT INITIATIVES, a Section 8 company, through a special purpose vehicle to bolster R&D, innovation and product development to brace the challenges of Industry 4.0.

2018

Our Journey

To build India’s leadership in emerging tech, STPI embarked on setting up 21 domain-centric Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in collaborative manner across India.

Moreover, STPI established the 1st Fab Lab a concept of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in Bhubaneswar, a Tier II city. STPI units have also garnered a cumulative massive Rs. 1.5 lakh crore investment (including FDI) since 1992.

STPI launched 6 CoEs such as FinBlue, NEURON, IoT OpenLab, MOTION, VARCoE and Electropreneur Park Bhubaneswar.

STPI-registered units contributed Rs. 4,22,550 core software exports.

2019

Our Journey

STPI launched 6 more CoEs such as IMAGE, Apiary, MedTech CoE, IoT in Agriculture CoE, Animation CoE, and Emerging Technologies – AR/VR CoE.

To realise the vison of NPSP 2019, STPI launched Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS) in 12 Tier-II locations of India viz. Agartala, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Mohali, Patna & Vijayawada.

During COVID-19 pandemic, STPI warranted business continuity to IT industry by allowing work from home.

STPI-registered units contributed Rs. 4,74,183 crores software exports.

“30 years may seem insignificant in the journey of human civilization, but this short span can transform a nation from a sober economic performer to a global leader in technology revolution and the fastest emerging economy in the world. In that span, the determined efforts of STPI have transformed the Indian IT industry from a burgeoning one to the global leader in software exports.

The journey that started with software exports of Rs. 17 cr in 1992 has multiplied many times to reach a cumulative half-a-trillion dollar (Rs. 39, 45,320 crore) from only STPI units, bolstering the Indian economy.

STPI has been modernising itself to realise the changing demands of industry and envisaging to transform India as a product nation and its commitment towards economic progress of the nation is recharged with new vigour and firmness.”

Dr. Omkar Rai

Director General, STPI

 
2020

Our Contribution since 1991

  • 1200

    Employment Generated

  • 1500

    Total Incubation Space

  • 12300

    Number of companies

  • 6.4

    Startups Nurtured

  • 6.4

    Investments

  • 1500

    Incubatees

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