iCreate, AI, CoE, to be set up in Gujarat
a new policy
To position Gujarat among the top five performing states of India in LT sector in 5 years, to increase Gujarat’s annual LT exports from Rs.3,000 crore to Rs.25,000 crore. To provide more than one lakh new IT/ITES jobs in the state. To make Gujarat a national leader in emerging technologies in terms of world-class IT infrastructure, data centers and innovation centres. The policy aims to establish a strong cloud ecosystem in the state and promote research and development in new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, blockchain.
On 25 May 2023, it was announced that Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s Tech Mahindra chairman C.P. Gurnani and David E. Constable, chairman of Flour Corporation, took it to Gandhinagar.
Under the Gujarat IT / ITES Policy 2022-27, Tech Mahindra Company has launched ‘Center of Excellence on Digitization’ in association with American multinational company Floor Corporation on 23 May 2023 in Ahmedabad.
The Center of Excellence has been launched within 6 months of the signing of the MoU between the State Government and Tech Mahindra.
The government will extend all possible cooperation.
Tech Mahindra MD and CEO C.P. Gurnani said, the new IT policy of the state is out of the box. Major IT companies of the country and abroad are looking to start their operations in Gujarat.
David E Constable, Chairman and CEO, Flour Corporation, said that the state of Gujarat has fully supported the establishment of the Center of Excellence. The new IT policy has created a massive stir in the IT industry.
The government claims that the IT/ITES policy is getting a wide response. So far, 17 MoUs have been signed to provide 29 thousand new jobs.
On February 9, 2022, The Gujarat government is all set to set up an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Excellence (CoE) soon. This announcement was made during the launch of IT/ITES Policy 2022-27 in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. The AI CoE will offer courses in emerging technologies in the IT sector to create a talent pool in the state.
The Center of Excellence will boost the upskilling efforts of the state government by offering courses in technology areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, big data, internet of things, data-enabled technologies, cyber security and 5G. For this, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) had to prepare a separate guideline.
As part of the policy Rs. Financial assistance up to 50,000.
Cisco signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with International Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) to digitally transform Gujarat. Established the Smart City Project to develop and optimize digital technologies and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The innovation hub was to be set up at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT).
iCreate is an autonomous organization – Center of Excellence – Government of Gujarat. Narayan Murthy, Chairman of the Advisory Board of CREATE and Dr. Madhukumar Mehta as lead counsel.
On 16 December 2016, Cisco, iCreate announced the setting up of an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub at a new campus at Dev Dholera near Bavla, Ahmedabad. The innovation center will enable startups and entrepreneurs to build smart city and IoT-based solutions. The lab will help Gujarat leapfrog other states in using innovative technology solutions to enhance the competitiveness and efficiency of its industries.
Cisco and GIFT are planning to deploy Smart City applications at the GIFT City campus, including City Digital Platform with Public Wi-Fi, Smart Parking, Smart Transport, Traffic Analytics, Remote Expert Government Services (REGS), Smart Kiosks, Smart Environmental sensor included. , (CDP) and helps in establishing City Command and Control Center (C-4) to monitor and manage city applications and utilities with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
The project will leverage Cisco’s global expertise and intellectual property in the areas of IoT, mobile technology and applications, cloud computing, and data analytics. Cisco will also work with ecosystem partners to develop new applications specifically for GIFT.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said, “We are delighted to partner with Cisco to help build Gujarat’s future economy.
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC, said, “Digitalization and innovation are key drivers of employment, growth, development and long-term prosperity of the Indian economy. Today’s announcement will enable Gujarat to take advantage of digital opportunities, creating a vibrant Underlines Cisco’s commitment to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, enhance the quality of life of citizens, and accelerate the digital transformation of the state.
Ajay Pandey, MD & Group CEO, GIFT, said, “GIFT is using ICT as a strategic differentiator – putting technology at the foundation of its wider community. As India’s first operational smart city, GIFT has Construction has helped change the way cities are managed
do and experience
. We are excited to partner with Cisco to provide exciting new smart services to our residents, businesses and visitors, creating a model for digital cities around the world.
Anupam Jalot, CEO, iCreate said, “India is home to entrepreneurial talent. We are excited to partner with Cisco for the IoT Innovation Hub, which will be a tremendous accelerator for startups to develop digital solutions that reach global markets.
15 February 2022
The first MoU was signed on 15 February 2022 under Gujarat’s new IT/ITES policy 2022-27. An MoU was signed between QX Global Group Limited, an international company in the business process management sector, and the Science Technology Department of the state government. In which there was a possibility of getting a job in 2000. Participating in the video conference, Frank Robinson, Group CEO, QX Global, said that with his support, QX Global started in Ahmedabad in 2003-4, now works with around 2300 trained manpower from IT sector. Most of the 2300 out of 1700 professionals are working in Gujarat.
18 October 2022
The Government of Gujarat and Tech Mahindra signed an MoU to provide state-of-the-art digital engineering services in the state. Will expand operations and provide 3,000 jobs in 5 years.
This will also lead to all-round development of the city. Businesses will look to digital engineering to enable businesses to navigate digital transformation challenges by becoming more connected and agile. The company said it will help create digital products and generate new revenue streams.
MoUs were signed with 15 IT companies till 18 October. In which companies like Rishabh Software, Signet Infotech, Integrity Private Limited, Gateway Group of Companies, QX Global Group and Analytics Business Solutions etc. have tied up with the Gujarat government. The companies will provide around 26,750 highly skilled IT jobs for the state.
28 October 2022
In 5 years Rs. An MoU was signed between the Government of Gujarat and Light Storm to build the state’s first Submarine Cable Landing Station (CLS) and 2 MW Data Center with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore. 2 thousand jobs will be available. Installation of CLS will be supported. Digital competition will increase with direct access to international Internet bandwidth and associated computing infrastructure.
16 MoUs have been signed for 28,750 jobs in the 7 months since the announcement of the IT/ITES policy.
Europe, Middle East, America due to submarine cables. And with the increase in data connectivity with Asia and the rapid establishment of infrastructure like data centers in the state, the way has been opened for Gujarat to become the third state in the country to establish such a cable landing.
Lightstorm is currently building infrastructure for hyperscale networking of clouds and data centers in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Lightstorm’s SmartNet, a utility-grade flexible fiber network, connects 50+ data centers in the country to accelerate the growth of the region and fuel innovation in the digital economy. Lightstorm has partnered with several Fortune 500 companies.
Ultra Low Latency Connectivity with GIFT City BFSI Infrastructure – Enhanced Trading Volumes through Stock Exchanges in GIFT City
Direct business for GETCO approx. 100+ Crore IRU in 15 years for Fiber Optic Segment
20 June 2022
Two MoUs were signed in Gandhinagar. An MoU was signed between the Department of Science Technology and GESIA IT Association. The 10 companies of the association are going to invest a total of Rs 2000 crore in the IT sector in the next five years. Due to which about 6750 people will get various employment opportunities. GESIA will deal in leasing, commercial office space, IT software and infrastructure, human resource, data centre, R&D, cloud in the state.
1250 employees with offices in 5 cities of India.
20 June 2022
Ahmedabad-based Integrity Group, a leading outsourcing and fintech company, also signed an MoU with the Science Technology Department of the state government. Integrity Group is working in this sector since 2015-16 and has a reputation in global markets including US, UK. Also has 1250 employees with offices in five cities in India. 100 to 150 crore rupees will be invested in the MoU in 3 to 5 years. 3000 jobs will be given.
3 August 2022
Gujarat government and L&T company will set up IT-ITES technology park in Gandhinagar near Vadodara. MoU was signed for investment of 2400 crores and 13,750 jobs. 2000 engineers and others were to get jobs in the Technology Park in a single year. Larsen & Toubro Enabled Service Technology Park in 5 years Rs. 7,000 crore investment and will provide 10,000 jobs.
Within 7 months of the announcement of the policy, the state government had signed MoUs with 16 IT companies.
1 Integrity Pvt Ltd Rs 150 cr investment, 3000 jobs
2 QX Global Group – Rs 2000 crore investment
3 Analytics Business Solutions (I) Pvt Ltd Rs 250 cr investment country, 1500 jobs
Rs 600 crore investment in 4 Gateway Group of companies, 1600 jobs
5 TTEC India Customer Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 400 crore investment, 400 jobs
6 Strictly Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. 300 crore investment, 750 jobs
7 Mnex Infotechnologies Pvt Ltd Rs 100 cr investment, 400 jobs
8 Meridian Infotech Ltd Rs 100 crore investment, 400 jobs
9 Signet Infotech Pvt. Ltd. 100 crore investment, 1500 jobs
10 Infostretch Corporation Ind Yes Pvt. Ltd. 100 crore investment, 500 jobs
11 Dev Information Technology Limited Rs 100 crore investment, 400 jobs
12 Rishabh Software Pvt Ltd Rs 100 cr investment, 1000 jobs
13 Silver Touch Technologies Limited Rs 100 cr investment, 300 jobs
14 Larsen & Toubro Limited 7000 crore investment, 10000 jobs
15 Tech Mahindra – 3000 Jobs
16 Lightstorm Rs 1000 cr investment, 2000 jobs
Total investment Rs 10400 crore, 28750 jobs
|IT / ITES SEZ Parks|
|Information of IT / ITES SEZ Parks in Gujarat|
|DEVELOPER COMPANY||LOCATION||AREA||STATUS OF SEZ||CONTACT INFORMATION|
|M/s Aqualine Properties Pvt. Ltd. (Raheja Group)||Koba, Gandhinagar||27.85 hectares||Notified in an area of 27.834 hectares on 23/07/08||Mr. Pankaj Kotak|
|Construction House ‘A’, 24th Road, Khar (west),||M.: +91-9909027446|
|Mumbai – 400 052||A. D. Prabhu, Vice President|
|M/s Ganesh Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.||Tragad and Chharodi, Tal: Dascroi, Ahmedabad||54 hectares||Notified in an area of 32.71.23 hectares vide notification dated 22/06/07||Mr. Bhavin Mehta, Head (Business Development)|
|1st Floor, ‘Samudra’, Nr. Classic Gold Hotel, Off C. G. Road, Navrangpura,||Ph.: +91-79-26562345|
|Ahmedabad – 380 006||M.: +91-9824072163|
|M/s Calica Construction & Impex Pvt. Ltd.||Ognaj, Ahmedabad||16 hectares||Formal Approval in an area of 10.44.16 hectares||Mr. Snehal Amin, CEO|
|Ground Floor, Mansi Complex, Sardar Patel Crossing, Usmanpura,||Ph.: +91-79-27540640|
|Ahmedabad – 380 014||Fax.: +91-79-26463409|
|M/s Adani Township & Real Estate Company Pvt. Ltd.||Dantali, Ahmedabad||20 hectares||Formal Approval in an area of 20 hectares||Mr. Chintan Parikh|
|“Ashima House” B/h M. J. Library, Ellish bridge,||M.: +91-9825008686|
|Ahmedabad: 380006||e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|M/s Nipiam Infotech Pvt. Ltd.||Nimeta, Ta: Waghodia Vadodara||220 hectares||Formal Approval in an area of 220 hectares||Mr. Nilesh Panchal, MD|
|718, 7th Floor, Lalita Tower, Jetalpur Road, Nr. Rajpath Hotel,||Ph.: +91-265-6455249|
|Vadodara – 390 005||M.: +91-9227852908|
|M/s Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation||Nr. Infocity, Gandhinagar||22.70 hectares||Notified in May 2009 in an area of 22.27 hectares||Vice Chairman & MD, GIDC|
|Second Floor, Block-4, Udyog Bhavan, Sector-11,||Ph.: +91-79-23250634, 23250635, 23250636|
|Gandhinagar – 380 016||Fax.: +91-79-23250587|
|Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.||Near Infocity Gandhinagar||10.31 hectares||Notified in an area of 10.117 hectares||Shri Pankaj Gupta|
|Bombay House 24, Sir Hoi Modi Street,||M. +91-9825012041|
|M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited||Ankhol Tal: Vadodara, Vadodara||14.88 hectares||Notified in an area of 14.88 hectares||Mr. YM Deosthalee, CFO|
|L&T House, Ballard estate, PO Box 278||Ph. : +91-22-67525724|
|Mumbai: 400001||Shri Dinesh Kumar Goel|