New Delhi, January 16 ANI In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to transform India into the next semiconductor hub, the Ministry of Electronics and Information MeitY has sought applications from 100 academia, R and D organisations, start-ups and MSMEs under its Chips to Startup C 2 S Programme.
According to the Ministry of Electronics and IT, the C 2 S programme aims to train 85,000 high-quality engineers in the area of Very-large scale integration VLSI and Embedded System Design and result in the development of 175 ASICs Application Specific Integrated Circuits Working Prototypes of 20 System on Chips SoC and IP Core repository over a period of 5 years.
The release said that this will be a step towards leapfrogging in the ESDM space by inculcating the culture of SoC System Level Design at the Bachelors, Masters and Research level and a catalyst for the growth of start-ups involved in the fabless design.
The programme will be implemented at about 100 academic institutions and R&D organizations across the country, including IITs, NITs, IIITs, government, Private Colleges and R&D Organisations.
As per the press release, startups and MSMEs can also participate in the programme by submitting their proposals under the Academia-Industry Collaborative Project, Grand Challenge Hackathons RFP for development of System SoC IP Core s The C 2 S Programme addresses each entity of the value chain in electronics viz. With the help of academia, industry, start-ups and R&D establishments, manpower training, research and development, hardware IPs design, system design, application-oriented R&D, prototypic design and deployment are some of the best in the world.
Under the programme, proposals are invited in three different categories based on the Institutions' expertise, Technology Readiness Level TRL and design experience acquired during earlier SMDP programmes. Design and development of Systems SoCs ASICs Reusable IP Cores Development of Application Oriented Working Prototype of IPs ASICs SoCs and Proof of Concept Oriented Research and Development of ASICs FPGAs.
The centre for development of advanced computing C-DAC, a scientific society operating under MeitY, will serve as the nodal agency for the programme.
There are no online applications for the Chips to Startup C 2 S website until January 31, 2022.
The proposals for the project should be submitted at the C 2 S portal in the format prescribed at the portal.