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Domain Specific Centre for Entrepreneurship (CoE)

Centre of Entrepreneurship (CoEs):

In order to build leadership and to build next wave of budding entrepreneurs in the emerging sectors of technology like Internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), ESDM, Data Science & Analytics, Medical Electronics & Healthcare, Gaming & Animation, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, DroneTech, LegalTech etc., STPI has embarked on launching CoEs in specific domains pan-India.

These CoEs aim at providing structural and fundamental support with right mix of awareness, training, hand holding, lab and incubation support, etc. in collaboration with suitable partners in various parts of the country. The CoEs will be set up in a collaborative approach by STPI and shall act as single-window facilitation centres to extend requisite lab support, funding & mentoring. The CoEs will have dedicated Chief Mentor & eminent experts who would also act as brand ambassador of CoE.

NEURON at Mohali:

STPI NEURON, a CoE in AI/Data Analytics, IoT and AVG, has been set up in 2019 at STPI Mohali in collaboration with Govt. of Punjab, ISB-Mohali, PTU and MeitY. The CoE 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. NEURON has dedicated 500seats 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 fostering of startups. This CoE targets to nurture 100 startups over a period of 5 years.

MOTION at Pune:

MOTION, a CoE in Automated, Connected, Electric & Shared (ACES) mobility has been set-up at pune, in collaboration with government, industry, industry association and academia. The CoE focus on creating a conducive environment and providing necessary support to startups, young entrepreneurs and innovators in the ACES domain.This CoE, which was launched in 2019, it 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 years.

FASAL at Akola:

FASAL, an IoT in Agriculture CoE, has been set up at Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth(Dr.PDKV), Akola in 2021 in collaboration with MeitY, STPI, DrPDKV, ioCare, Amazing Aerial Solutions, SatSure, TiE Mumbai & Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers to identify & evaluate promising startups in the domain of AgriTech & Agri IoT and nurture them to build path-breaking products in the focused areas including Digital Farming, Crop Protection & Management, Predictive Analytics & Hydroponic VF System. This CoE plans to nurture 25 startups over a period of 3 years.

OCTANE at 8 Capital Cities of North East:

OCTANE is a group of eight internetworked Centres of Entrepreneurship (CoEs), established in collaboration with Government and Academia to support technology-led innovation in the North East region of India. OCTANE provides a holistic ecosystem for encouraging R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship in the respective technology domain while facilitating physical infrastructure and support services for prototyping, developing, testing & marketing to incubating startups. OctaNE plans to nurture 367 startups in 5 years. The list of CoEs include:

· IoT in Agriculture CoE at Guwahati

· Animation CoE at Shillong

· Emerging Tech-AR/VR CoE at Imphal

· Data Analytics & AI CoE at Agartala

· IT Applications in Graphics Design CoE at Kohima

· IT Application in Healthcare &AgriTechCoE at Gangtok

· Gaming & Entertainment CoE at Aizawl

· GIS Applications (including Drone Technology) CoE at Itanagar

Centre of Excellence on Industry 4.0 at Rashtriya ISPAT Nigam Ltd.:

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (RINL-VSP)

The demand of Industry 4.0 products & solutions is going to rise exponentially against the backdrop of growing Industrial Automation. Strengthening domestic capabilities of Industry 4.0 products & solutions will take the domestic industry up the value-chain significantly by way of increase in products, patents & IPR. In order to boost start-ups in these fields, a Centre of Excellence in the field of Industry 4.0 at RINL Visakhapatnam has been established.