Inviting Application under Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS)

Inviting Application under Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS)
Start Date :
Apr 26, 2022
Last Date :
May 24, 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). Telecom ...

The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has launched the “‘DIGITAL COMMUNICATION INNOVATION SQUARE (DCIS) Scheme' under Champion Services Sector Scheme (CSSS). Telecom Centre of Excellence (TCOE) India, on behalf of the Department of Telecommunication(DOT) invites applications from eligible Startups /MSMEs /Consortium and Individual professional with the following objective:
* To promote the ecosystem for research, design, development, proof of concept testing, IPR creation, pilot project and manufacturing.
* To develop and establish standards to meet national requirements and participate in international standardization bodies to contribute in formulation of global standard.
* To promote India specific application development that matches with behavioral pattern of the masses and adds value to their day-to-day activities both economic and social.
* To create synergies among the Academia, Research Institutes, Start-ups and Industry for capacity building and development of a balanced telecom.
* Bridge the gap between R&D and commercialization.

Focus Areas

Communication services in India are mainly provided by imported equipment and technologies. The scheme will promote indigenous innovation and incubation of future technologies and their deployment/manufacturing thereof, resulting value addition for the Indian Telecom Sector. The scheme will be focused mainly in the following 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 relevant 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 form of grants.

Extent of Milestone based Grant in aid from Proof-of-concept stage
Start-ups: upto Rs. 50 Lakhs
MSMEs: upto Rs. 2 Crore
Consortium: upto Rs. 10 Crore

For More details, click here (pdf-556KB)

The Last date to apply under the Scheme is 24th May 2022.

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