STPI to come up with 12 more CoEs
Commemorating the 30th foundation day of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI shared that 12 CoEs (Centre of Excellence) have been recently approved and will be launched soon namely AIC STPINEXT, a CoE in Health Tech, Big Data & AI at Bengaluru, an IoT in Agriculture CoE at Akola, a CoE in Efficiency Augmentation at Bengaluru, FinTechCoE at Gandhinagar, SmartAgriIoTCoE at Patna, a CoE in Emerging Tech at Bhubaneswar and CoE in Industry 4.0 Technology at Vizag and 5 CoE in each of remaining 5 NE capital cities viz. Gangtok (IT Applications in Healthlcare&AgriTech), Itanagar (GIS Applications including Drone Tech), Kohima (IT Applications in Graphic Design) , Aizawl (Gaming), Agartala (Data Analytics).
For nurturing start-up ecosystem and to create world class software products by Indian start-ups, STPI has embarked the journey of establishing domain-centric Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in various emerging technology areas such as AI & Computer Vision, IoT, Fintech, Block chain, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Gaming& Animationetc through collaborative model. STPI has in the past launched 13 CoEs at Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Mohali, Bengaluru, Pune, New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Shillong, Imphaland Lucknow.
Software Technology parks of India under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India working with the objective of encouraging, promoting, boosting Software Exports, and nurturing the startup ecosystem in the country commemorated its 30th foundation day on 5th June 2021.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General of STPI congratulated all the employees and accentuated, “Reimagination, recreation, restoring, and repositioning are in the DNA of STPI. We are constantly evolving apropos the dynamic needs of the Indian IT industry. We have also infused inclusiveness and competition in the work culture of the organization. And 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 CoEswill play a pivotal role in revving up R&D, innovation, IP creation, and product development, making India a product nation in times to come.”
STPI started its journey from 3 centers has now having 60 centres pan India with 52 centres in Tier II and Tier III cites. Today, the US$ 194 billion IT industry, comprising around 18,000-plus firms that directly employee 4.47 million strong workforce, that contributes 8.0% of GDP is a testimony to the STPI’s resolute performance in transforming Indian IT industry into global outsourcing destination for software exports. Another feather to this cap is that the exports clocked by STP-registered units stand at INR 5.08 lakh crore during 2020-21.
Dr. Rai Further added ‘Today our head is held high by fulfilling our primary mandate of boosting IT/ITES exports from the country. From INR 17 crores IT/ITES exports in 1992-92 to INR 5.08 lakh crore during 2020-21 despite pandemic’
STPI is supporting IT companies through its incubation facilities comprising of 7.04 lakh sq.ft. pan India and facilitating IT companies and Government departments to host their servers in its Tier III compatible data centres at Mohali, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai & Vijayawada with total area of 40,352 sq. ft.
For the inclusive growth and dispersal of IT industry in smaller towns of the country, STPI through its BPO promotion schemes has been providing incentives to BPO units for establishing their operations. The impact of these schemes is evident with the pan India presence of BPO/ITES industry established under these schemes. At present, 247 BPO/ITES units are operational in 102 cities with reported direct employment of 41,628 person.
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