Neuron Open Challenge Program (OCP) 3.0

  • Start Date 22-06-2021
  • End Date 01-08-2021
  • Type Open Challenge
  • Display Regular
  • Venue Virtual Event


To identify & support potential cutting-edge IT entrepreneurs especially in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Animated Visual Graphics& IoT and significantly contribute towards product development, job creation and enhance economic health of the region.


STPI Incubation Centre, Plot No. C-184, Industrial Area, Phase­VIII­A, Sector 75, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160071

Chief Mentor

Sh. I.S. Paul, Chairman TiE Chandigarh and MD of M/s Drish Infotech Ltd.


Partners include
Core Partners: MeitY, STPI,  STPINEXT, Govt of Punjab, ISB & PTU
AssociatedPartners: TiE Chandigarh, Chandigarh AngelNetwork&Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Industry Partners: M/sInfosys 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).
Research Partners: M/s SCL (Semiconductor Laboratory) & M/s CSIO (Central Scientific Instruments Organisation)
VC Partners: M/sModulor Capital & M/sChandigarh AngelNetwork


Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Data Analytics (DA)
Internet of Things(IoT)
Audio Visual Gaming (AVG)


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


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


• Prize Money of Rs. 50,000 to 10 Startups OnBoarding during OCP 3.0.
• Neuron Selected Startup will get access to a corpus of Rs. 10 Cr of VCFund specifically for AI domain through our Investment Partner - Modulor Capital.
• Neuron Selected Startups will get access to pitch to the 40+ Angels of our Investment Partner Chandigarh Angles Network.

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