Esri India partners with Department of Science & Technology, rolls out GeoInnovation


Esri India has announced GeoInnovation – A Challenge for Startupreneurs, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST). GeoInnovation challenge is an exciting program for entrepreneurs who are building GIS technology-enabled start-ups. The aim of the challenge is to provide the start-ups with a platform to showcase their GIS-based business ideas and build a strong network with industry experts, investors and peer group.


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


Speaking about GeoInnovation, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, said, “All of us are aware of the change that the start-ups 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.”


Also commenting on 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 & 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.”