In an work to nurture the startup ecosystem and support Indian startups produce world class computer software goods, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has embarked on a journey to set up domain-centric Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in many emerging technologies locations such as AI and pc vision, IoT, fintech, blockchain, augmented & virtual reality, gaming & animation, and so on., by means of a collaborative model. STPI has in the previous launched 13 CoEs at Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Mohali, Bengaluru, Pune, New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Shillong, Imphal and Lucknow.
Commemorating its 30th foundation day last week, STPI director-basic Omkar Rai stated that 12 CoEs have been lately authorized and will be launched quickly. These consist of AIC STPINEXT, a CoE in healthtech, Big Data & AI at Bengaluru, an IoT in agriculture CoE at Akola, a CoE in efficiency augmentation at Bengaluru, FinTech CoE at Gandhinagar, SmartAgri IoT CoE at Patna, a CoE in emerging technologies at Bhubaneswar and CoE in Industry 4. Technology at Visakhapatnam and one CoE every in Gangtok (IT applications in healthlcare & agritech), Itanagar (GIS applications which includes drone technologies), Kohima (IT applications in graphic style), Aizawl (gaming), Agartala (information analytics).
“Reimagination, recreation, restoring, and repositioning are in the DNA of STPI. All these have contributed to setting up 13 CoEs in various emerging technologies and subsequently planning for the launch of next 12 CoEs in a time-bound manner. These CoEs will play a pivotal role in revving up R&D, innovation, IP creation, and product development, making India a product nation in times to come,” stated Rai.
Working below the ministry of electronics & IT, STPI began with 3 centres. It now has 60 centres with 52 centres in tier II/III cites. “From Rs 17 crore IT/ITES exports in 1992-92, our software exports have grown to Rs 5.08 lakh crore during 2020-21 despite the pandemic,” says Rai.