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Cohort Challenge of IMAGE (CoE in Gaming, VFX, CV & AI for Start-ups) by STPI: Apply by Jun 5

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

Objective
  • To nurture and develop the ecosystem for innovation in the Gaming, VFX, Computer Vision & AI Industry.
  • To seed and support start-ups in the Gaming, VFX, Computer Vision & AI Industry under strategic guidance by technology leaders and domain experts.
  • 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.
  • To provide business and technological mentorship & guidance in the domain, networking services linking up with funding sources and others.
  • To provide support for the creation of IPs domestically and legal consultancy services.
Partners

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

  • State-of-the-art plug and play incubation space of 10,000 Sq ft.
  • Seed funding to selected start-ups from IMAGE CoE
  • 30 Lakh Seed Fund to eligible start-ups from SucSEED Indovation Fund
  • Technology, Domain & Strategic Mentoring
  • Demo day pitch training & funding opportunity with investors
  • Plug & Play Infrastructure support
  • Access to Mocap Studio & CVAI Lab
  • IPR Related Support Services
Registration

Interested candidates can register via this page.

Target Beneficiaries

140 start-ups over a period of 5 Years.

Important date

The last date to apply is 5th June 2021.

For official notification, click below.

Cohort Challenge of IMAGE (CoE in Gaming, VFX, CV & AI for Start-ups) by STPI.

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