CeBIT India, STPI join hands to stimulate India’s IT & Telecom MSME


Keeping in mind, the government of India’s dreams of realizing the full potential of enabling ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ campaigns, CeBIT India is set to create opportunities for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the IT and telecoms domain. The event will happen from November 12-14, 2014 at Bangalore’s International Exhibition Center. 

CeBIT India, the premier international IT/ICT event organized by
Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd (HMFI), the Indian subsidiary of the Global JV
Company HMG (Hannover Milano Global), has announced its strategic partnership with
STPI (Software Technology Parks of India), an autonomous society under Ministry of
Communication and Information Technology, Dept. of Information Technology, Govt. of
India with a distinct focus to promote the software industry in the country.

The MoU, signed by CeBIT India and STPI today, will enable 100 MSMEs from the across
the country to showcase themselves in the STPI pavillion, at the premier
international platform of CeBIT India, scheduled to take place from November 12-14,
2014 in Bangalore.

The MSMEs will also greatly benefit from a series of exclusive
mentoring sessions focused on the MSME vertical in India, providing them an
opportunity to interact with industry stalwarts as well as key players in the Indian
IT/ICT ecosystem. As a part of the CeBIT India-STPI partnership, 10 MSMEs will be
chosen to receive an opportunity to represent the country at CeBIT Hannover 2015.

MSMEs are essentially the backbone of the country’s economy, credited to
contributions amounting to 36 percent of the total value of exports from the
country, recording a constant year-on-year growth of over 10 percent. Indian MSMEs
contribute towards approximately 8 percent to the country’s GDP, thereby creating
100 million jobs through the 46 million units from the rural and the urban areas
across the country.

They also contribute to 90 percent of the total industrial
output and 45 percent of the manufacturing output of India, through more than 6000
products across the spectrum. Established in 1991 under the Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology, STPI constantly endeavors to implement
STP/EHTP scheme formulated by Govt. of India, set up and manage infrastructural
facilities for MSMEs.

Commenting on the partnership, Mehul Lanvers-Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs
India Pvt Ltd. said “We are excited to unite with STPI for promoting the Indian
MSME sector. We believe that boosting the micro, small and medium enterprises
(MSMEs) ecosystem is critical for transforming the vision of India as a global
manufacturing hub into reality. For a country that has rung out the ‘Make in India’
mantra, CeBIT India is an ideal platform to recognize the tremendous potential of
Indian MSMEs, and activate exciting opportunities in electronics and software
ecosystem from all across the globe.”

“We are glad to join hands with CeBIT India. We have been championing the cause of
developing the MSME sector in the country for over 23 years. As the country
reverberates Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India campaign, it is pertinent to focus
upon the critical cogs of this great vision. Under the Make In India initiative, the
government has mandated to develop the Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs)
and catalyze the Indian MSME growth story. A show of tremendous international
repute, CeBIT India is the perfect platform for promoting the small and medium scale
enterprises and providing them with global exposure of an incredible scale.” said
Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI

The well recognized international CeBIT show is slated to be a first of its kind
Business IT and ICT show in India, dedicated to boost new business in the Indian IT
& ITes market and create a platform for generation of new national and international
business opportunities, drive new ideas, profitability & growth in India with an
exposure to the International markets. The first CeBIT India will take place in 2014
at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, (BIEC) on Tumkur Road in

With the aim of showcasing New Perspectives in IT Business, India’s first CeBIT will
cover the key IT trends of Cloud Computing, Strategic Big Data, Enterprise Mobility
and Social Media.