Centre of Entrepreneurship

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A CoE in Gaming, Animation, VFX, Computer Vision & AI at Hyderabad

Objective: To nurture and develop the ecosystem for innovation in Gaming, VFX, Computer Vision & AI Industry by providing domain-specific startups with the required infrastructure, lab facilities, mentoring, technology support, designing, prototyping, marketing, product launch, funding, and IP creation.

Focus Areas: Mobile & Immersive Gaming, Animation, VFX, Computer Vision in Automation & Security, AI in Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing, and Retail.

Location: Hyderabad has played a phenomenal role in contributing to the growth of IT & ITeS industry in the Electronics City of Hyderabad and many software product startups have established their base with the support of STPI Hyderabad.

Partners: Partners include Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), STPI, AIC STPINEXT, Govt. of Telangana, IIIT-HYDERABAD, TVAGA, Hyderabad Angels, TiE Hyderabad, and HYSEA.

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Target Beneficiaries: To nurture 140 startups over a period of 5 years.

Duration: The CoE is proposed to be operational for five years from the date of its operation. 

Budget & Source of Funding: The total budgetary outlay of this CoE is Rs. 19.68 crores shared by MeitY (Rs 3.5 crore), Govt. of Telangana (Rs. 4 crore), STPI (Rs. 7 crore), Industry (Rs. 3.5 crore), and revenue from operations (Rs. 1.68 crore)

No. of Mentors: 42

Achievements: 11 startups onboarded
 

For more details go to below link:

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Facilities & Services

  • 10,000 sq. ft. plug-and-play facility at STPI-Hyderabad
  • AI & CV Lab equipped with high-end GPU farm servers, compute nodes & software for data annotation, model training & validation, and inferencing. MoCap Lab consists of state-of-the-art cameras, servers, computers & software tools to anchor startups in Gaming, Animation, VFX domain. Training facility
  • Mentoring & Marketing support
  • Facilitation for IPR/Patenting, Legal, Accounting and other support services

Chief Mentor

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Shri Shashidhar Reddy

Vice President-Engineering, Qualcomm

Head of CoE

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Shri C.V.D. Ram Prasad

Director STPI Hyderabad

Highlights

Objectives

To nurture and develop the ecosystem for innovation in Gaming, VFX, Computer Vision & AI Industry by providing domain-specific startups with the required infrastructure, lab facilities, mentoring, technology support, designing, prototyping, marketing, product launch, funding, and IP creation.

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