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Domain specific Centres of Excellence

MeitY had envisaged and operationalized a clutch of Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in diverse areas of national interest pan India providing a focal point for knowledge management, driving self- sufficiency and creating capabilities to capture new and emerging technology areas. These domain specific Centres of Excellence (CoEs) are made operational with the participation of MeitY, STPI, State Governments, Industries and VCs.

Some of the prominent CoEs implemented by Innovation & IPR division are as follows:

Centre of Excellence in FinTech at STPI-Chennai

MeitY had established Centre of Excellence in FinTech at STPI-Chennai in partnership with M/s Intellect Design Arena Ltd at a total estimated cost of Rs. 24.45 Crore including MeitY contribution of Rs. 1.8 Crore. The CoE was established with an aim to provide infrastructure, resources, coaching/ mentorship, technology support and funding to emerging startups in the FinTech sector.

The purpose of the FinTech CoE is to create holistic ecosystem so as to enable startups to experiment their innovative financial products or services within a well defined space and duration. The project aims to support 58 start-ups over a period of 5 years.

The objective is to establish a comprehensive ecosystem around FinTech capturing latest trends and technologies in the financial services sector through a collaborative approach. Apart from Intellect Design, the CoE-Fintech has also roped in NPCI, UIDAI, Yes Bank, PayPal, HSBC, IIT Chennai and TiE Chennai as knowledge partners and for providing industrial connects.

Chief Executive Officer: Shri Arun Jain
Email- arun[dot]jain[at]intellectdesign[dot]com

Contact Details
Shri Sanjay Tyagi
Director, STPI-Chennai
E-mail- sanjay[dot]tyagi[at]stpi[dot]in
Contact- +91-44-39103525 / 39103506

Centre of Excellence (CoE) in IOT OpenLab at STPI-Bengaluru

MeitY has approved a project for setting up of a Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things (IoT) in partnership with Arrow Electronics at STPI Bengaluru at a total estimated cost of Rs. 11.47 Crores including MeitY contribution of Rs. 1 Crore. The IoT OpenLab intends to support and nurture 100 start-ups per year with an overall target to support 500 startups over a period of 5 years in the IoT to develop disruptive applications, products and/ or services and giving networking opportunities to the startups.

Contact Details
Shri Shailendra Tyagi
Director, STPI-Bengaluru
E-mail- shailendra[dot]tyagi[at]stpi[dot]in
Contact- +91-80-66186000

ESDM Incubation Centre at Bhubaneswar by STPI-Bhubaneswar

MeitY had approved Setting up of ESDM Incubation Centre at Bhubaneswar at a total estimated cost of Rs. 22.44 Crore including MeitY contribution of Rs. 2.5 Crore with the objective of creating a holistic eco-system to promote ESDM innovation, R&D and help generate intellectual property in the eastern region. The centre is operated through STPI-Odisha in collaboration with Government of Odisha, IIIT Bhubaneswar and IESA. This project aims to support 40 startups over a period of 5 years.

Contact Details
Shri Manas Panda
Director, STPI-Bhubaneswar
E-mail- manas[dot]panda[at]stpi[dot]in
Contact- +91-674-2300412

Medi-Electronics & Health Informatics Centre of Excellence

Medi-Electronics & Health Informatics CoE at SGPGI Lucknow has been established to stimulate the establishment and growth of technology-based startups in the field of medical electronics and health informatics by providing the necessary infrastructure, mentoring, marketing, funding and eco-system. The Medi-Electronics & Health Informatics CoE has been setup with Department of IT and Electronics, UP Government as funding partner, AiMED as industry partner, AMTZ as industry and seed funding partner and Kalam Institute of Health Technology as academic partner. The MedTech CoE aims to support 50 start-ups over a period of 5 years. The overall budgetary outlay of the project is Rs. 22.0 Crore with MeitY contribution of Rs. 3 Crore over a period of 5 years.

Contact Details
Shri Rajneesh Agrawal
Director, STPI-Noida
E-mail- rajneesh[at]stpi[dot]in
Contact- +91-120-2470502

Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Property(CoE-IP):

Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Property(CoE-IP) being executed by CDAC Pune is the singular touch point for all the IPR initiatives of MeitY. CoE-IP under TIDE 2.0 is implemented with a budgetary outlay of Rs.323.77 Lakhs over a period of 5 years. The aim of the project is to encourage the growth of IP in ICT by way of creating a conducive framework for identification, protection and monetisation of IPRs.

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Contact Details
Shri Ajai Kumar
Sr. Director and HoD, GIST, C-DAC Pune
E-mail- ajai[at]cdac[dot]in