Industry body Nasscom on Thursday unveiled Deep Tech Club (DTC) 2.0 – the second edition of its mentoring programme for promoting Indian DeepTech products.
DTC finds startups that are enabled by artificial intelligence, machine learning (ML), AR, VR (augmented and virtual reality), IoT (Internet of Things), Robotics, Blockchain, NLP (natural language processing) and similar technologies.
The central focus of the programme is to act as a catalyst in empowering pioneers in India-based deep technology startups and connect them with industry leaders, investors, academia, researchers, and government regulators to establish a global deep tech ecosystem, impacting physical and digital transformation.
Nasscom DTC 2.0 is a three-stage programme pioneered towards scaling the impact to over 1,000 Indian DeepTech companies.
In the first stage, Nasscom DTC has formed exclusive partnerships on the global front with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR), Japan and Dallas VC, USA. On the domestic front, it has partnered with industry and academia leaders, including Intel, Cisco Launchpad, NetApp, IIT-Kanpur, Sine (IIT-B), T-Hub and Zinnov.
The programme aims to drastically increase the number of partnerships in stage 2, accelerating the growth of the Indian DeepTech ecosystem.
“With the advent of hyper-digitalisation in the next normal, we expect a higher integration of AI, ML, AR, VR, IoT, Robotics,…