STPI Launches New Incubation Centre In Dehradun

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  • It will have provision of raw and plug-n-play incubation space for IT/ITeS companies especially for entrepreneurs/start-ups
  • STPI has seen a growth in exports by STP units from Rs. 52 crores in 1992-93 to Rs. 4,47,750 crores in 2019-20

State-owned Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) on Friday said it has launched a new incubation centre in Dehradun spread over a built-up area of 30,000 square feet. It will have provision of raw and plug-n-play incubation space for IT/ITeS companies especially for entrepreneurs/start-ups. Apart from this, building will also be housing Network Operation Centre (NOC) for providing High-Speed Data Communication (HSDC) services to the IT/ITeS industry.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & IT, Communications and Law and Justice, Govt. of India said, “STPI is the first startup of India which has grown massively over the years to facilitate software exports by generating over Rs. 4.47 lakh crore. Technology is playing a transformative role in empowering common man and ensuring financial inclusion in India through programmes like Digital India.”

He further added that “CHUNAUTI will encourage young innovators in small cities to develop ground-breaking products & we will provide them financial support upto Rs. 25 lakhs.”

Plug & play incubation facilities

STPI has been working with distinct focus for promotion of IT/ITES exports from the country by providing single window regulatory services under STP & EHTP schemes, plug & play incubation facilities for the start-up companies and young entrepreneurs as well as High Speed Data Communication services for a seamless access for offshore IT/ITES exports.

STPI said that working closely with all the stakeholders, it has played a key role in creating Brand India and transforming the country as the most preferred IT destination. It has seen a growth in exports by STP units from Rs. 52 crores in 1992-93 to Rs. 4,47,750 crores in 2019-20.

Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand said, “The incubation centre will facilitate the desired ecosystem for startups and bolster employment opportunities to the youth of the region. STPI-Dehradun will promote research & innovation and entrepreneurship, rev up product innovation & create IPRs.

Out of 60 STPI centres, 52 Centres are in Tier-II and Tier-III locations with an objective of a uniform and overall development of IT/ITES exports across the country.

Dr. Omkar Rai, DG, STPI said, “We will build STPICoEs & provide incubation facility at the new centre & promote exports & create employment opportunities. Exports through STPI-registered units surged from Rs. 52 cr. In 1992-93 to Rs. 4,47,750 cr. in 2019-20,” emphasized.”

STPI said that has been instrumental in promoting IT exports from the State of Uttarakhand since inception of STPI-Dehradun centre in 2001.Presently 13 units are registered with STPI and software exports made by STP units from the state of Uttarakhand was recorded Rs. 150 crores in the year 2019-20 and helped in generation of direct (over 2500 people) and indirect employment and overall development of economy of the region.

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