Introduction to CoE-EA

Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Efficiency Augmentation is being setup up by STPI in collaboration with Government of Karnataka and supported by Hewlett Packard Enterprise India Private Limited (HPEIPL). The Centre of Excellence shall be of international standard which seeks to bring together the international community, Industry to debate, deliberate, act and innovate in both the industry (infrastructure & business transformation) and people development, in order to address technology’s impact on Industry.



The CoE aims to support start-ups that would build products & solutions to increase the efficiency of the industrial production & operations, service sector & Govt projects leveraging the emerging technologies such as AI, ML, Big Data, IoT etc. to contribute to make in India and Digital India. In furtherance to this vision, the objectives of CoE are as follows:

  • To design solutions using IoT, AI, ML and Data Analytics for augmenting efficiency across government as well as private sector in India.
  • To mentor the start-ups working on efficiency augmentation using IoT, AI, etc. and to collaborate with them to create new, commercially-viable solutions.
  • To promote scientific dialogue between Manufacturing industry and technology industry through the organization of meetings and seminars and other study and research activities.
  • To increasing awareness of the theoretical and practical inter-relationship between manufacturing and IT.
  • To export Made-in-India solutions for efficiency augmentation to the global market, especially in other developing countries.
  • To upskill the workforce and skill the students in the areas of emerging technologies for making them future-ready.
  • To bolster Karnataka’s position as the global hub for innovation and technology by creating start up friendly ecosystem to cultivate early-stage innovation and experimentation.

Stakeholders of the CoE-EA

Dept. of IT, BT & ST, Government of Karnataka

Karnataka is in the forefront of Information Technology and is called the Silicon State of India. In addition, the state capital Bangalore has shown tremendous growth in the IT Sector and is the IT Capital of India. The Department of IT took its inception from the Dept. of Commerce and Industry and Karnataka was the first state to draft its own IT Policy. Karnataka began its innovations in Technology in 1998 and department of BT was included into the IT department in 2001. Dept of IT, BT & ST, GoK has announced many policies to support IT sector including startups in Karnataka. Few of the policies are i4 policy, Biotech policy, AVGC policy, ESDM policy, start-up policy, New Age Incubation Network etc. The main objective of NAIN Scheme is to encourage students, research scholars and alumni to share their ideas to solve chosen problems which are local centric and to validate, Refine and Nurture the idea. Karnataka Start-up cell has registered 1500 plus start-up.


Software Technology Parks of India

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is an autonomous Society setup by the Govt. of India, under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology in 1991 with an objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the Software Exports from India. STPI has been working with distinct focus for promotion of IT/ITES exports from the country by providing single window 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. In Karnataka Jurisdiction, the STPI’s main center is in Bengaluru with Sub-Centers at Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Manipal and Davanagere. STPI has been closely working with the Government in the matters of policy formulation, e-Governance, promotional activities and many more. STPI-Bengaluru has been nurturing and supporting the entrepreneurship for more than a decade. So far, STPI-Bengaluru jurisdiction has incubated about 130 plus start-ups. In Bengaluru the incubation facility branded as “Orchid Techscape”, has been supporting innovative product start-ups since 2006. This incubation has been mentored by the experts from Government of Karnataka, Industry, VCs and Academia. To support ESDM sector, STPI has setup SMART Lab in Bengaluru in partnership with Govt of Karnataka and an Electropreneur Park in Delhi in association with University of Delhi and IESA. Aligned with the mandate of Make in India, Digital India and Start-up India, STPI has started establishing Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in the emerging technologies to build a robust startup ecosystem in the country. CoEs which have already setup by STPI includes IoT OpenLab at Bengaluru, FinBlue at Chennai, Autonomous Connected Electric Shared (ACES) Vehicle at, STPI-Pune, ESDM Incubation & VARCOE at Bhubaneswar, IMAGE CoE at Hyderabad and OCTANE CoE comprises of IoT in Agriculture at Guwahati, Emerging Tech (AR/VR) at Imphal, Gaming & Animation at Shillong, Data Analytics & AI at Agartala, IT Applications in Graphics Design at Kohima, IT Application in Healthcare & AgriTech at Gangtok, Gaming & Entertainment at Aizwal, and GIS Applications (including Drone Technology) at Itanagar.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Hewlett Packard has been in the innovation business for more than 75 years. HPE’s vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organizations of all sizes – from global enterprises to local startups – transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future. The advanced research from Hewlett Packard Labs changes the world. HPE Labs a powerful innovation engine for HPE, customers and industry, delivering breakthrough technologies and pioneering revolutionary research. These Labs address everything from IT trends to complex consumer and social challenges. That’s because these ideas and technology fuel the next generation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise products – and the next generation of technologists, teachers, physicians and artists.



Complete access to T&M and Sample Bank & Onsite Technical support


Get mentoring support from Chief Mentor having 34 Yrs of rich experince. Access to many industry partners to get mentored.


Connected to the local and global market through STPI industry networks, events hosted/co-hosted by STPI .


STPI CoE-EA offers continuous guidance, monitoring, review & feedback through a dedicated team.


CoE connects to the various VC and Funding Agencies and also STPI SMART lab


Start-up Boot camps for dispersing knowledge in the specific focused domain of  IoT  for pooling up innovative ideas from colleges & young entrepreneur.

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11th Main Road, 4th T Block,
Behind Vijaya College,
Jayanagar, Bengaluru – 560 011
Karnataka State, INDIA
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