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Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS) under Champion Services Sector Scheme (CSSS)

Department of Telecommunications

Investment promotion Unit

Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi-110001


Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS) under Champion Services Sector Scheme (CSSS)

Inviting Applications from Startups, MSMEs, Consortium and Individual professional. With the following objective:

  • To promote the ecosystem for research, design, development, proof of concept testing, IPR creation, pilot project and manufacturing i.e. complete value chain to make India a global hub for production of telecommunication equipment and a centre for digital communication services.
  • To develop and establish standards to meet national requirements and participate in international standardization bodies to contribute in formulation of global standards, thereby making India a leading nation in the area of international telecom standardization.
  • To promote India specific application development that matches with behavioral pattern of the masses and adds value to their day-to-day activities both economic and social.
  • To create synergies among the Academia, Research Institutes, Start-ups and Industry for capacity building and development of a balanced telecom ecosystem by organizing workshops/seminar/ webinar etc. for sharing their views, plans, expectations and concerns in a free and constructive manner.
  • Bridge the gap between R&D and commercialization

Who can Apply?

  • Startup
  • MSME
  • Consortium
  • Individual professional*

Focus Areas

Communication services in India are mainly provided by imported equipments and technologies. The scheme will promote indigenous innovation and incubation of future technologies and their deployment/manufacturing thereof, resulting value addition for the Indian Telecom Sector. The scheme will be focused mainly in the following areas:

  • LTE Advanced, 5G and future generation access technologies, Software Defined Networks (SDNs) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), IOT/ M2M, the cloud and data analytics.
  • Backhaul radio and communication technologies, Core and edge routers, Soft switches, Ethernet Switches, xDSL, modems, routers, dongles, data cards, mobile handsets, wireless
  • access points, mobile handsets etc.,
  • Security and surveillance equipment, sensors,
  • Convergence of telecom, IT and broadcasting technologies,
  • Over-the-top (OTT) services as drivers for penetration of broadband services
  • Green and energy efficient technologies / solutions for the telecom sector and
  • Any other area considered commercially relevant in future.

Registration Link: https://dcis.dot.gov.in/Registration.aspx

Digital Communication Innovation Square Guidelines[PDF]16.23 MB