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STPI-Chennai is one of the ten STPI jurisdictions having its main centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and five sub-centres located at Coimbatore, Madurai, Puducherry, Tirunelveli, and Trichy. STPI-Chennai has been the backbone for the growth of software and hardware industry in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands since last three decades and has enabled Chennai to emerge as one of the leading IT clusters in India.
STPI-Chennai has warranted the growth of software exports from the Tamil Nadu region and generated employment and entrepreneurial opportunities by bolstering the economic progress of the nation. In FY 2020-21, STPI-registered units under STPI-Chennai jurisdiction contributed Rs. 46,813.93 crore software exports.
STPI-Chennai Centre become operational in June 1995 and started providing statutory services to IT /ITeS units registered under the STP Scheme and hardware manufacturing units under EHTP Scheme. From August 1999, Chennai Centre was declared to function as an independent Centre having jurisdiction over the State of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The Role of STPI in the growth of the IT industry has been tremendous, especially in the case of start-up SMEs. STP scheme the catalyst The STP scheme is a 100 percent export-oriented scheme for the development and export of computer software, including export of professional services using communication links or physical media. This scheme is unique in its nature as it focuses on one product/sector, i.e. computer software. The scheme integrates the government concept of 100 percent Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and the concept of Science Parks/Technology Parks, as operating elsewhere in the world.
FinBlue, a CoE in FinTech at STPI-Chennai, was established in 2019, enabling a 360-degree robust support system for innovative FinTech startups by providing world-class incubation infrastructure with innovative labs, 10,000 sq. ft. incubation space at STPI-Chennai to accommodate 100 units of ready-to-work plug-and-play facility, access to FinBlue SandBox including APIs, Core Banking Software, Payment Gateways, Low-code Software, Business Analytical & Performance Monitoring Tools & Cloud Credits, and FinBlue Market Place, technical mentoring & support, academic & domain expertise, funding & investor interface, industry connect, networking & marketing. FinBlue has already onboarded 23 startups, which have created 13 products/prototypes.
STPI has expanded its presence pan-India since its inception in 1991 with 3 centres to disperse tech-driven entrepreneurship to Tier-II/III cities. Today, STPI has 62 centres of which 54 centres are in Tier-II/III cities. These centres have been playing a pivotal role in boosting IT/ITeS/ESDM exports from the respective region, generating employment, and fostering startups to develop software products.
Below timeline represents STPI-Chennai's Sub-centres along with their year of establishment