Software Technology Parks of India sets up CoE for automotive technologies in Pune

PUNE: Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) on Tuesday soft-launched MOTION – an automotive Centre of Excellence (CoE) to facilitate innovation in emerging automotive technologies, primarily autonomous, connected, electric and shared (ACES) mobility.

STPI intends to set up 21 such CoEs across India and this is the fifth such centre.

The newly opened CoE will collaborate for virtual simulation in upcoming technology areas to improve performance, reliability and create an ecosystem to encourage R&D and entrepreneurship in the ACES mobility space in India.

Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI said, ‘‘MOTION will host physical lab facility for development and validation of solution from design to prototype to democratize innovation. This initiative will not only create a holistic start-ups ecosystem but also attract investment, promote innovation and create avenues for employment generation in the state.”

He added that the need for innovation within the automotive domain was growing at an unprecedented speed with the increased presence of global automobile and auto ancillary firms in the country.

Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, 5F World & Chief Mentor of “MOTION” said, “The establishment of MOTION is the biggest leap in this region for building an ecosystem for start-ups working in ACES domain. The CoE initiative of STPI to become a motherlode of start-ups all over the country is going to be an absolute amazing development.”

It also launched Open Challenge at STPI Pune Centre in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of Maharashtra, ARAI, SAE India, Tata Motors, Intel, MathWorks, Visteon, Kinetic, TiE Pune and College of Engineering, Pune.

STPI is an autonomous society set up by MeitY in 1991 with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the software exports from India.


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