The Software Technology Parks of India, which started its journey from three centres, now has 60 centres across the country, and 52 of them are in Tier II and tier III cities
The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), across the country, will set up 12 centres of excellence (COEs) for building products and solutions in areas such as health-tech, IOT and SmartAgri as it looks to nurture small companies and start-ups to work on these solutions.
“These COEs will play a pivotal role in revving up R&D, innovation, IP creation, and product development, making India a product nation in times to come”, said Omkar Rai, director general of Software Technology Parks of India. These centres will be started in cities such as Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Gangtok and Itanagar.
The tech promotion body already has over 13 COEs across the country.
The Software Technology Parks of India has embarked on the journey of establishing domain-centric COEs in various emerging technology areas for nurturing the start-up ecosystem and creating world-class software products by Indian start-ups, it said in a statement.
“Re-imagination, 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 organisation”, Rai said.
The Software Technology Parks of India, which started its journey from three centres, now has 60 centres across the country, and 52 of them are in Tier II and tier III cities.
Comprising more than 18,000 firms that directly employ 4.47 million people, the $194-billion IT industry accounts for 8 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).