CoE for IoT in India

Leapfrogging India into the future.

The Centre of Excellence for IoT was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2015 as a part of Digital India Initiative to jump start the IOT ecosystem taking advantage of India’s IT strengths and help the country attain a leadership role in the convergent area of hardware and software. The main objective of the center is to create innovative applications and domain capability by harnessing the innovative nature of startup community and leveraging the experience of corporate players. To understand more, check our programs below.


To create innovative applications and domain capability across vertical for country's needs such as Smart City, Smart Health, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Agriculture, and others

To build industry capable talent, start-up community, and entrepreneurial ecosystem for IoT.

To provide an ecosystem for innovation to thrive and embrace enterpreneurship

To energise research mind-set and reduce cost in Research and Development by providing neutral and interoperable, multi technology stack laboratory facilities

To reduce import dependency on IoT components and promote indigenization

To position India as a provider of end-to-end solution in engineering space

To provide environment for product creation, testing and validation

Mr Sanjeev Malhotra

CEO of CoE-IoT

Sanjeev comes with broad industry experience having worked in different domains of hardware and software. He has set up and led many MNC development centers and operations in India as well as US. He has worked in Intel, Qualcomm and few other small size companies in Communications and Web technologies and last few years in IOT. He holds MBA from Duke University and an M.S and B.Tech.

The IoT market in India is poised to become a USD 15 billion opportunity by 2020.

Manufacturing 45%
Automotive 5%
Next Gen Commerce 10%
Healthcare 30%
Market Share of India in The Global IoT Market -2020
Startups to drive the market- With almost 60% startups incorporated post 2010

The center of excellence acts as an enabler to drive the various initiative by leveraging the knowledge of industry, academia, government & startups to democratize innovation in the IoT industry

Governing Council Members

Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Secretary, MeitY

Mr. Sameer Garde

President India and SAARC

Ms. Debjani Ghosh


Dr EV Ramana Reddy

IAS, Additional Chief Secretary

Shri Ankur Gupta

IAS, Principal Secretary

Shri Hareet Shukla

IAS, Principal Secretary

Mr. Jitendra Chaddah
Mr. Sanjay Podder
Mr. Ramkumar Narayan
Mr. Harish Krishnan
Dr. Anurag Kumar
Mr. Parag Kar
Mr. Regu Ayyaswamy
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