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``NEURON``- An STPI CoE in AI,Data Analytics, IoT & AVG launches (OCP) for 3rd Cohort.



  • Objectives: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.
  • Location: 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:   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.


22nd June 2021
Application submission start date
11th August 2021
Application submission end date
20th June 2024
Announcement of Result

Note: Dates are subject to change. Kindly check the portal regularly for latest information.



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