CHUNAUTI 3.0 To Deepen Digital Inclusion through Digital Accessibility Solutions

New Delhi : Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has launched Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS) “CHUNAUTI 3.0 – Advancing Digital Applications with Special Focus on Accessibility on 10th February 2022. CHUNAUTI 3.0 is focused on identifying and supporting promising startup working towards digital transformation & accessible products/solutions enabling equitable & inclusive growth. The last date for applying is set for 10th March 2022.

“CHUNAUTI 3.0 can bring a paradigm shift in democratizing the usage of digital applications across the user segments by empowering promising tech startups in Tier-II cities to develop path-breaking assistive technologies for various domains by focusing on usability, accessibility, and inclusion,” underlined Shri Arvind Kumar, DG, STPI.

“The overall responses through CHUNAUTI 1.0 & 2.0 have been overwhelming and the startups selected through these challenge programs are embarked on building innovative technology products. We are expecting massive response for CHUNAUTI 3.0 from startups for inclusive product development in the country,” cited Shri Subodh Sachan, Director-HQ, STPI.

NGIS is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and STPI to build a world-class incubation ecosystem for identifying and nurturing startups working towards path-breaking software products for addressing the futuristic problems in business and society, and transforming them to become tomorrow’s unicorns. Along with MeitY, STPI, MSH, STPINEXT, a vast spectrum of industry, academia, investment and funding agencies have joined hands to support the innovative product-focussed start-ups comprehensively.

NGIS is focused on 12 tier-II locations in the country that include Agartala, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Mohali, Patna and Vijayawada. It aims to support 300 start-ups/entrepreneurs/SMEs in the field of IT/ITeS/ESDM for 3 years. 129 startups have been selected through CHUNAUTI 2.0. Startups pan-India can apply and become NGIS beneficiary. Each startup under this scheme becomes eligible for financial incentives including monthly stipend & get upto rupees 25 lakh as seed investment along with world class mentoring, networking & market connect. Each NGIS location has a dedicated chief mentor along with a ‘mentor pool’ and knowledge partners.

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