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Esri India Rolls Out ‘GeoInnovation’ with Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science

The department has partnered with leading Geographical IT company, Esri India to launch ‘GeoInnovation’, a challenge for GIS enabled tech startups.

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Esri India, country's leading Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions provider, has announced GeoInnovation - a challenge for ‘startupreneurs’, in partnership with Department of Science and Technology (DST). GeoInnovation challenge is an exciting program for entrepreneurs who are building GIS technology-enabled startups. The aim of the challenge is to provide the startups with a platform to show case their GIS based business ideas and build a strong network with industry experts, investors and peer group.

This is GIS industry’s first of its kind Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative in India with an objective to support startups building new businesses based on GIS technology.  The platform has been set up for startups to be a part of the ‘Make in India’ movement.

Speaking about GeoInnovation, Professor Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India said, “All of us are aware of the change that the startups have brought about in the world and especially in India. I appreciate this pioneering partnership between this Department and Esri India, which will open up newer avenues for Startupreneurs to explore the world of Geospatial Technology and create socio-economic values to the Government, businesses and communities. This will also help in creating opportunities for geospatial skills and jobs in India.”

GeoInnovation, Agendra Kumar, president, Esri India said, “GeoInnovation is an interesting concept devised for the Startupreneurs in India and being backed by the Department of Science and Technology it will combine their domain expertise and our proficiency to provide superior mentorship. Programs like these bring us closer to our vision of innovating in the digital world with GIS technology by engaging the brightest and best talents from India.”

Esri India Technologies Limited (Esri India), headquartered in Redlands, California, US, is an end-to-end Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) solutions provider. Esri India Technologies enables the customers to think and plan geographically to make timely and well informed and mission critical decisions. Esri ArcGIS suite of software with other related products provide the backbone for the country’s mapping and spatial analysis and caters to and addresses all GIS requirements. A market leader in GIS Technologies, Esri India Technologies has successfully delivered cutting edge GIS solutions to more than 5000 customers for applications in land management, utilities, infrastructure, disaster management, telecommunications, transportation, defence and natural resources. Headquartered in Noida, Esri India Technologies has multiple regional offices across India.

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