Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) is a premier telecom technology centre of the Department Of Telecommunications, Government of India. C-DOT has more than three decades of R&D experience in the indigenous design, development & production of telecom products, especially suited to the Indian landscape. By being at the forefront of technology it has significantly contributed to the Indian Telecom Network’s Digitization.

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Zone Startups India (BRTSIF)

Zone Startups India (a part of BSE) is one of India's Leading Incubator and Accelerator with a legacy of over eight years. It runs several startup, corporate innovation and entreprenuship related programs. It also manages a Rs. 10 crore startup seed fund provided by DST, Government of India under NIDHI SSS and facilitates access to capital through BSE Startups Exchange (platform for Startup IPO).

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C-DOT in association with Zone Startups India have specially curated the Telecom’s BIG (Build Your Idea and Grow) Incubation Program focused on finding solutions to specific and current problems as well as addressing opportunities in the telecom domain. We present to you, C-DOT's AVISHKAR PROGRAM focussed on telecom ideas.

Program Objectives

The need for an Idea Stage Incubation Program for the Telecom Sector

Support Idea Stage Innovators/Inventors in solving Real-time Challenges related to the Telecom Sector and Take up Telecom Entrepreneurship

Catalyse an Idea into a Proof of Concept leading to a Prototype/MVP Development Plan

Provide guidance and mentorship to cohort members in the creation of IP portfolios

Provide handholding and mentorship to build a startup business

Drawing Your Attention to the following Telecom Themes which are in focus

5G Related

Software Solutions

Hardware Solutions

Challenging You to Address and Solve the following Problems

S. No. Problem Statement Telecom Theme
1 To develop automation test tools for verification and testing of 5G features/use cases or any related solutions 5G
2 To develop the scheme (algorithm) to intelligently manage the spectrum for 5G network 5G
3 To develop application for android box Software/ Hardware
4 To design & develop models & techniques for fast detection of images from a huge database of 125 crores plus images Image Processing Software
5 To develop algorithm for image quality enhancement of low resolution/blurry images (consider human faces) Image Processing Software
6 To develop a mechanism/algorithm for audio quality improvement in video conferencing mode Software/ Hardware
7 To optimize location accuracy while minimizing the number of BLE Beacons Software Development
8 To develop localization techniques using VLC (Visible Light Communication–LiFi). Also, develop corresponding mobile applications for the same LiFi
9 To develop a utility to monitor and track the procurement system for minimizing delays Software Development
10 To develop speaker identification in standalone embedded systems Software Development
11 To create an IoT device to support e-health in rural areas IoT
12 To develop wearable sensors for active and assisted living Wearable Sensors

Your Idea can help you become a part of the 12 select Cohort Members

To be an Eligible Applicant you should definitely be a technology innovator/aspiring entrepreneur and one of the following

  • Student/s
  • Research scholar/s
  • Academician/s
  • Professional/s include Software Developer/s
  • Idea Stage Technology Startup Venture

Your Selection will be based on the following Criteria

  • Idea and concept stage telecom technology products/ solutions/service or venture at TRL 3 or below
  • Powered by cutting-edge and innovative technologies
  • Providing solutions to or addressing the problem statements as notified
  • Existing entrepreneur or aspiring to become one

Your Application will fly past the following Stages

Stage 1


Stage 2


Stage 3


The interactions will happen in the following Modes of Delivery

Virtual Mentoring and
Training Sessions

Demo Day

Your journey with us will be via the following Program Phases

Application Phase
Selection Phase
Virtual Incubation Phase

Virtual Mentoring and
Training Sessions

Virtual Demo Day

Virtual Demo Day

Program Timelines

Dec 10, 2022

Program launch Inviting Applications

Jan 8, 2023

Deadline Applications


Incubation Program Session To Be Announced


Demo Day To Be Announced

Apart from Learning and Networking opportunities
you will also have the following Benefits and Takeaways


Opportunity to work on real-life problem statements in the telcom sector


Training/mentoring/ hand-holding sessions in groups and on one-on-one basis


Grant for select cohort members


Access to C-DOT’s and Zone Startups India’s innovation ecosystem


Credit/Special offers from Business Support Solution Partners (as per the terms and conditions of the partners)