Indian Information Technology industry catalyst National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has unveiled a new plan to further boost nation’s IT sector by setting up its second Centre of Excellence, this time in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The centre is expected to foster around 100 technology and IT-based start-ups within a year of its first phase.
“We are in talks with the government and things are at the final stage. We expect an affirmation by the end of this month. Through this facility, we will be mentoring and nurture some 100 IT-based start-ups in the first phase in next one year,” said Jaimin Shah, Chairman (Domestic Council), NASSCOM.
The Gujarat CoE, when officially affirmed, will become second such centre setup by NASSCOM in India. The first is an exclusive CoE in Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence (AI), setup in Bengaluru, Karnataka. NASSCOM is committed to scale the start-up ecosystem in India by 10x.
The Centre of Excellence for IoT was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July of 2015 as a part of Digital India Initiative to jump start the IoT ecosystem taking advantage of India’s IT strengths and help the country attain a leadership role in the convergent area of hardware and software. The main objective of the centre is to create innovative applications and domain capability by harnessing the innovative nature of startup community and leveraging the experience of corporate players. To understand more, check our programs below.