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Overview

The government of Uttar Pradesh understands the importance of AI & entrepreneurship. Therefore, to facilitate this, the UP government, under its flagship scheme “Start in UP”, has entrusted FIRST IIT Kanpur to establish Artificial Intelligence and Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship, Centre of Excellence. The Centre of Excellence will focus on specific verticals, help to incorporate, incubate, and accelerate start-ups from the stated sectors like AI, ICT, IOT, Cyber, Augmented Reality and more. The CoE office is set up in Noida with FICCI as its official partner.

Applications Closed

Eligibility

50 startups selected each year in two cohorts

  • 1st cohort starting from October to March
  • 2nd cohort starting from April to September

Offerings

Support to start-ups for technology upgradation
Access to world - class infrastructure
Investor
connect
Mentorship from the field of emerging technologies.

Application Process

  • Step 1

    Call for application

  • Step 2

    Roadshows for program outreach

  • Step 3

    Online Evaluation of applications

  • Step 4

    Monitoring & evaluation of startups

  • Step 5

    Expert evaluation of filtered applications

  • Step 6

    Announcement of the shortlisted application

  • Step 7

    Support under CoE

Targeted Impact

250

Startups over a span
of 5 years

50+

Crores of capital
investment

1000+

Job
creation