DeepTech serves as the cornerstone of pioneering innovation, embracing cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and other emerging & advanced technologies. Innovations rooted in deep tech hold the potential to generate substantial economic value, but their profound impact extends well beyond financial considerations, tackling monumental challenges of education, climate change, affordable healthcare, and forecasting future pandemics. Nasscom has been committed to catalyse a world-class DeepTech ecosystem in India by fostering a collaborative and symbiotic network that unites startups, investors, enterprises, service providers, government agencies, and academia.

Advancing DeepTech Innovation

The Nasscom Centre of Excellence constitutes the largest deep technology innovation ecosystem in India, serving as a collaborative nexus for startups, innovators, enterprises, and government agencies. With a keen focus on addressing real-world problems, the centre leverage cutting-edge technologies such as IoT, AI, Data Science, Big Data, AR/VR, Machine Learning, Robotics, alongside rigorous academic research. These efforts are part of the broader Digital India initiative, with the Nasscom Centre of Excellence strategically positioned to catalyze the innovation landscape by tapping into India’s technological prowess. The initiative aims to propel the nation to a leading position in the intersection of hardware and software technologies. The primary goal of the centre is to foster the development of innovative applications and enhance domain expertise. This is achieved by tapping into the creative energy of the startup ecosystem and drawing upon the wealth of experience from established corporate entities.

nasscom AI program

As a pivotal Nasscom initiative, we are at the forefront of cultivating a dynamic and innovative AI ecosystem in India. Our mission encompasses providing a unified platform that facilitates the enhancement of AI capabilities and development across various sectors through a comprehensive suite of programs and initiatives. Our efforts are concentrated on fostering collaboration among industry leaders, startups, academic institutions, and research bodies across different states to amplify India's AI development and capabilities. We also engage closely with key industry stakeholders, government departments at both central and state levels, international bodies, and domain experts to develop actionable roadmaps and tools for a robust scaling of AI technologies. Central to our strategy is the Nasscom Responsible AI Hub, through which we drive strategic programs and activities focused on raising awareness, building capacity, and influencing both domestic and international policy decisions regarding AI.

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nasscom DeepTech Initiatives

Our deep tech programs and initiatives are a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering innovation within India's technology sector, specifically aimed at elevating DeepTech startups. These initiatives are meticulously crafted to offer essential support, guiding these startups toward comprehensive development and success. By facilitating active collaborations across the industry, providing structured opportunities for patient capital support, simplifying the business landscape, enhancing skill sets, crafting go-to-market strategies, and forging connections with academia, government, and policy developments, we lay a robust foundation for growth.

Our ambition is clear and compelling: to cultivate a thriving ecosystem of at least 10,000 world-class DeepTech startups in India by 2030. This strategic endeavor is crucial for bolstering the deep tech ecosystem and cements the industry’s role as pioneers in leading the deep tech revolution in India.

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India's expansive deep tech innovation ecosystem, the Centers of Excellence (CoEs), brings together startups, innovators, enterprises, and government entities. One such initiative, the Center of Excellence for IoT & AI, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the Digital India Initiative. This CoE aims to ignite the IoT & AI ecosystem, leveraging India's technological strengths to position the country as a global leader in the integration of hardware and software. The primary objective is to stimulate the development of innovative applications and domain expertise by harnessing the creativity of startups and the expertise of corporate players.

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India's cybersecurity landscape has dramatically evolved, reflecting the growing focus on bolstering digital defenses amid emerging threats. This evolution underscores the strategic importance of digitization, serving as a pivotal force in driving organizations toward adopting data-centric strategies. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), set up by Nasscom as a not-for-profit, industry-led body, champions a safe, secure, and trusted cyberspace. It develops best practices and standards in cybersecurity and privacy, working alongside the government, law enforcement, and various sectors like tech services, BPM, BFSI, and Telecom and emerging technologies. DSCI engages in public advocacy, thought leadership, and capacity-building efforts. Through its work, DSCI plays a crucial role in shaping the cybersecurity landscape, making it resilient in the face of challenges and safeguarding the digital frontier.

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