Inviting Application under Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS) Scheme [Round 2]

Inviting Application under Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS) Scheme [Round 2]
Start Date :
Nov 23, 2022
Last Date :
Dec 20, 2022
23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)

The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has launched the “DIGITAL COMMUNICATION INNOVATION SQUARE (DCIS) Scheme” under Champion Services Sector Scheme (CSSS) 2022. Telecom ...

The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has launched the “DIGITAL COMMUNICATION INNOVATION SQUARE (DCIS) Scheme” under Champion Services Sector Scheme (CSSS) 2022. Telecom Centre of Excellence (TCOE) India, on behalf of the DOT invites applications for 2nd round of the scheme for eligible Startups /MSMEs /Consortium and Individual professional.
The objectives of the DCIS Scheme are to promote the ecosystem for research, design, development, proof of concept testing, IPR creation, pilot project and manufacturing.

The DCIS Scheme is open to-
1) Startups, as defined and recognized by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, working towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services, or if it is a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation,
2) Any Indian company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956/2013, primarily a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) as defined in the MSME Act, 2006 having over 51% stakes by the Indian Citizen / NRI / OCI and Head Quarter in India.
3) Individual Innovators will also be encouraged to apply (research & academic institutions can use this category to apply). However, release of funds shall be subjected to compliance of eligibility conditions for either Startup or MSME before agreement signing.
4) More than one organization can jointly submit the application in partnership with consortium, registered societies & Academia. Collaboration with Academia / R&D Organization is highly encouraged.

The scheme will be focused mainly on the following technology areas:
* LTE Advanced, 5G and future generation access technologies, Software Defined Networks (SDNs) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), IOT/ M2M, the cloud and data analytics.
* Backhaul Radio and Communication Technologies
* Core and Edge Routers, Soft Switches, Ethernet Switches, xDSL, Modems, Routers, Dongles, Data Cards, Mobile Handsets, Wireless Access Points, Mobile Handsets etc.
* Security and Surveillance Equipment, Sensors
* Convergence of Telecom, IT and Broadcasting Technologies
* Over-the-top (OTT) services as drivers for penetration of broadband services
* Green and energy efficient technologies / solutions for the telecom sector and
* Any other area considered commercially viable in future.

Under the scheme, financial support will be provided to those projects/ideas who have reached at least “Proof of Concept (PoC)” level. Financial support will be provided to the beneficiary in the form of grants.

Extent of Milestone based Grant in aid from Proof-of-concept stage:-
* Startup: upto Rs. 50 Lakhs
* MSMEs: upto Rs. 2 Crore
* Technology require higher funding: upto Rs. 10 Crore.

For more information click here(PDF-665KB)

Last Date of Submission is 20th December 2022

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