“NEURON”- An STPI CoE in AI, Data Analytics, IoT & Audio Visual Gaming launches Open Challenge Program (OCP) for 2nd Cohort


“NEURON”- An STPI CoE in AI, Data Analytics, IoT & Audio Visual Gaming launches Open Challenge Program (OCP) for 2nd Cohort

Objectives: To identify & support potential cutting-edge IT entrepreneurs especially in the field of AI, Data Analytics, IoT & Audio-Visual Gaming and significantly contribute towards product development, job creation and enhance the economic health of the region.

Location: STPI Incubation Centre, Plot No. C-184, Industrial Area, Phase¬ VIII¬A, Sector 75, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160071

Chief Mentor: Sh. I.S. Paul, MD of M/s Drish Infotech Ltd.

Partners: Partners include
1. Core Partners: MeitY, STPI, STPINEXT, Govt of Punjab, ISB & PTU
2. Associated Partners: TiE Chandigarh, Chandigarh Angel Network & Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
3. Knowledge Partners: M/s Infosys Ltd., Google, M/s XenonStack Pvt. Ltd. M/s Seasia Consulting Pvt. Ltd., M/s Eduwaive Foundation, AWS, M/s Sabudh Foundation, M/s Talwar & Talwar Consultants Pvt. Ltd., M/s AgNext Technologies Pvt. Ltd., PGIMER, M/s Pugmarks Intercloud LLP, HDFC Bank, M/s Cybrain Software Solutions (P) Ltd, Indian Oil & Signicent LLP (IND & USA)

Facilities & Services: The services available for the beneficiaries of Neuron shall include
1.Physical infrastructure including state-of-the-art incubation and physical laboratories viz. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics (DA), IoT (Internet of Things) & AVG Labs
2. Mentoring
3. Access to Financial Support ecosystem
4. Technical Support
5. Marketing Support
6. Legal, Accounting & other support Services

Target Beneficiaries: 250 start-ups are expected to be benefitted over a period of 5 Years.

STPI NEURON is inviting applications from the Startups in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics (DA), IoT (Internet of Things) & Audio Visual Gaming domain.

The preferred domains are:
1. Education Technologies (Edu-Tech),
2. Technologies in Agriculture,
3. Technologies in Healthcare, with additional focus on CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network

• Launch & Registration Open Challenge Program- 12th Jan 2021
• Final Submission- 31st Jan 2021
• Evaluation & Final Results- 15th Feb 2021

Eligibility Criterion :
The innovative solution/ service being pitched by the startup should address the above mentioned preferred domains.

**Important: “The startups which will be selected by the due process as identified by the CoE, would be required to comply with all the statutory norms and guidelines of the CoE and the DIPP, failure of which may result into the disqualification/ dis-entitlement from the programme benefits.”

More information on this can be obtained from www.neuron.stpi.in

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