The National Cyber Security Coordinator's office in partnership with Data Security Council (DSCI) of India on Monday launched TechSagar – a platform to discover India’s technological capability through a portal. The portal will list business and research entities from the IT industry, startups, academia, and individual researchers.
As India aspires to become a trillion dollar digital economy, the repository will facilitate new opportunities for businesses and academia to collaborate, connect and innovate in future.
Launched by Lt. Gen (Dr) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator of India, TechSagar is a consolidated and comprehensive repository of India’s cyber tech capabilities which provides actionable insights about capabilities of the Indian Industry, academia and research across 25 technology areas like internet of things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), blockchain, cloud & virtualisation, robotics & automation, ar/vr, wireless & networking, and more.
TechSagar will allow targeted search, granular navigation and drill down methods using more than 3000 niche capabilities. As of now, the repository features 4000+ entities from industry, academia and research including large enterprises and start-ups providing a country level view of India’s cyber competencies.
A dynamic platform, TechSagar, will be frequently updated with new entities and information to maintain its relevancy and usefulness.
Launching TechSagar, Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, GoI, said: “In order to combat the growing threat from cyber crime, there is an urgent need to collaborate and develop cyber technology capabilities in India. With the launch of TechSagar, we have sown the seed for start-ups to prosper in cyber tech. This is a good example of government facilitating industry growth in a strategic domain."
Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI, said: “Cyber technology capabilities have become central to our national strategic outlook and there was an urgent need for developing TechSagar. Start-ups, enterprises, academia, researchers, and R&D institutes in the country need to synergise their efforts and work in tandem to make India a technology leader. DSCI is privileged to partner with National Cyber Security Coordinator's office and launch this repository which will enable targeted search of India’s tech capabilities and open gates for innovation and collaboration across industry and academia."
DSCI is a not-for-profit, industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM. The portal can be accessed at www.techsagar.in.