STPI launches 2nd Cohort Challenge of IMAGE- A STPI CoE in Gaming, VFX, CV & AI for Start-ups

STPI launches 2nd Cohort Challenge of IMAGE- A STPI CoE in Gaming, VFX, CV and AI for Start-ups
Last Date Jul 24,2021 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
Submission Closed.

Objectives: ...

a)To nurture and develop the ecosystem for innovation in the Gaming, VFX, Computer Vision & AI Industry.
b)To seed and support start-ups in the Gaming, VFX, Computer Vision & AI Industry under strategic guidance by technology leaders and domain experts.
c)To create/provide access to the required infrastructure and R & D / lab facilities for start-ups for development and validation of solution from design to prototyping to democratize innovation in collaboration with Government, Industry, and academia.
d)To provide business and technological mentorship & guidance in the domain, networking services linking up with funding sources and others.
e)To provide support for the creation of IPs domestically and legal consultancy services.

Location: Software Technology Parks of India, IMAGE incubation, 2nd Floor, 14 & 15, Software Units Layout, HITEC City, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500081

Chief Mentor: Mr. Shashidhar Reddy, Vice President, and Centre Head, M/s Qualcomm India (P) Ltd.

Government: MeitY, STPI, Govt of Telangana
Academia: IIIT - Hyderabad
Industry Association: Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA), The Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA) The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Hyderabad.
Funding: Hyderabad Angeles and SucSEED Indovation Fund

Facilities & Services: The services available for the beneficiaries shall include
a)State-of-the-art plug and play incubation space of 10,000 Sq ft.
b)Seed funding to selected start-ups from IMAGE CoE
c)30 Lakh Seed Fund to eligible start-ups from SucSEED Indovation Fund
d)Technology, Domain & Strategic Mentoring
e)Demo day pitch training & funding opportunity with investors
f)Plug & Play Infrastructure support
g)Access to Mocap Studio & CVAI Lab
h)IPR Related Support Services

Target Beneficiaries: 140 start-ups over a period of 5 Years.

STPI IMAGE is inviting applications for the 2nd Cohort Program of IMAGE COE from the Start-ups in Gaming, VFX, Computer Vision & AI domain.

The last date to apply is 24th July 2021.

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