Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) was established and registered as an autonomous society on 5th June 1991 under the Societies Registration Act 1860, under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
India’s rapidly growing strengths and capabilities in IT had given a confidence that Indian IT Industry will provide a great economic growth of global standing in the foreseeable future. Identifying IT as an area of focus, the Government of India had promulgated a policy in 1986 making “Software Exports, Software Development and services and Training” as an area of prime importance. Further identification of factors hindering the growth of the software industry by the Government led to the creation of Software Technology Park Scheme in order to encourage and enhance software exports from the country.
The objective of the Software Technology Parks of India is to establish Software Technology Parks at various locations in the country to achieve the following:
- To establish and manage the infrastructure resources such as communication facilities, core computers, Buildings, amenities etc. in these Parks and to provide services to the users that undertake software development and services for exports purposes through data communication links.
- To promote development of and export of software and services.
- To undertake export promotion activities such as technology assessments, market analysis, market segmentation, etc.
- To train professionals in the field of Software Technology.