Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council or ESC, is India’s apex trade promotion organization mandated to promote international cooperation in the field of electronics, telecom, and IT. Established with the support of Ministry of Commerce in the year 1989, Council has over 2300 members spread all over the country.
ESC has emerged as a prime institution spearheading interest of Electronics and IT industry in the country. The Council proactively engages with the Government, both at the Centre and in States, to create a policy and regulatory environment conducive to growth of Industry. Council also works in close coordination with India’s Diplomatic Missions in various countries and Missions of various countries in India. ESC has an extensive network of like-minded organizations world over that helps in linking member companies with their counterparts in these economies. Significantly, ESC acts as the implementing agency for Government schemes to promote electronics and IT exports from India.
Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is a premier S&T organization under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) engaged in promoting IT/ITES Industry, innovation, R&D, start-ups, product/IP creation in the field of emerging technologies like IoT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Computer Vision, Robotics, Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Augmented & Virtual Reality, Animation & Visual effect, Data Science & Analytics for various domains like Gaming, FinTech, Agritech, MedTech, Autonomous Connected Electric & Shared(ACES) Mobility, ESDM, Cyber Security, Industry 4.0, Drone, Efficiency Augmentation, etc.
STPI is aspiring to become the largest technology startup ecosystem in the country and has been endeavouring to transform the country into a software product nation as envisaged in National Policy on Software Products (NPSP) 2019. In order to achieve this, STPI has evolved a collaborative model wherein government, industry, academia, and other stakeholders are playing a vital role for providing end-to-end support to startups. Aligned with this vision for promoting R&D, innovation, product & IPR creation, STPI is providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, skilling, mentoring, market connect and other necessary support pan-India to startups.
STPI has also embarked on launching Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS), a futuristic incubation scheme to offer comprehensive support & services and extend seed funding to startups from 12 STPI incubation facilities pan-India at Agartala, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Mohali, Patna & Vijayawada under a common umbrella. To further strengthen the startup ecosystem in the country, STPI has set up RF Lab, EV Lab, AV Lab, IoT Lab, MoCap Lab, AI/DA Lab, Innov IoT Lab, CV/AI Lab, ESDM Lab, Health Informatics Lab, MediElectronics Lab, VR/AR Lab, Fintech SandBox, FabLab, SMARTLab, and Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) to enable startups leverage these facilities for building innovative technology products and solutions in an indigenous manner.
Centres of Enterpreneurship
In order to build leadership and to build next wave of budding entrepreneurs in the emerging sectors of technology like Internet of things (IoT), Block Chain, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), ESDM, Data Science & Analytics, Medical Electronics & Healthcare, Gaming & Animation, Machine Learning, Cyber Security etc., Government of India is setting up 25 Centres of Enterpreneurship (CoEs by STPI in specific domains spread across India). STPI CoEs enable a 360 degree support ecosystem in the form of Infrastructure (Hardware & Software labs), Knowledge & handholding, Funding & Investment opportunities, Mentoring & Networking to nurture innovative start-ups in emerging technologies and make India a “Product Nation”.