NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group is a leading global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo, operating in more than 53 countries and servicing most of the Fortune 500 companies.It helps clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services.
Technology Innovation Partnership Program (TIPP)
With the TIPP initiative, NTT DATA seeks partnership with tech start-ups and specialty services companies across India, APAC, Singapore, Germany, UK and Israel working on cutting edge technologies and speciality services. This collaboration will offer selected start-ups a platform to open new markets and explore scale up opportunities by servicing NTT DATA’s strong global customer base.
If you are working on innovative technologies or have specialty services that fits into any of the categories below, this partnership is just right for you.
Technology Focus Areas
Benefits for Startups
Access to NTT DATA’s Fortune 500 customer base
Paid POC Projects
Easy entry to the huge but high entry barrier Japanese IT market
Scale-up with NTT DATA’s global infrastructure and services expertise
Companies could be working on any domain like FinTech, Insurance, Health, Telecom, Public Sector etc. The company could be either a product company or a speciality services firm.
Here’s what some of the Startup founders have to say
The program has been a great experience for us. Since it’s very difficult for a Startup from India to build credible connects with large entities outside India the NTT DATA TIP Program gave us direct access to the Japanese market . While in our first meeting we couldn’t find any direct use case, the team put effort and came back with a solid use case for the Japanese market within a few weeks. As a first step we delivered a paid POC and now we are building broader partnerships with NTT DATA for the entire Japanese market.
NTT DATA’s association has been of immense value for DeepTek. NTT DATA was our first equity investor. They invested in us at a very early stage and also have been aggressively promoting our solution across the globe. We couldn’t have wished for anything better.
Participation in NTT DATA Program has been one of the pivotal moments in our startup journey. It put us under the spotlight and helped us strengthen our position as a global technology leader in our space. We also got an opportunity to closely work with various teams at NTT DATA on the evolution of our products, as well as building a joint go-to-market strategy, to solve complex customer problems.
We thank NTT DATA and TiE Pune for helping us unlock these wide-range of opportunities and for their support in our journey.
How do I apply for the program?
The application process is very simple. Please click here to fill the application form
What is the application criteria?
- Your company should specialise in at least one of the areas mentioned above.
- Companies should be cash flow positive or funded
- Companies to have at least one customer
After applying for the program, when do we get to know about the results?
You can expect an update from TiE Pune team on your application within one month from your application date.
What is the selection process?
Step 1: Startups/Companies apply for the program by filing the application form
Step 2: Applications will be screened by a panel of experts from TiE Pune and selected companies will be recommended to NTT DATA.
Step 3: NTT DATA will screen the recommendations and selected companies will have an in person meeting with key members from NTT DATA.
Does TiE Pune take a fee for the program?
No, there is no application or any other fees involved in this program. Our aim is to provide collaboration and growth opportunities to startups.
Will NTT DATA invest in the startups?
Though equity investment is not the focus of this program, NTT DATA has invested in several early-stage startups and built strong success stories.
Is the program open for Indian companies only?
No. NTT DATA is looking for innovative startups across India, APAC, Singapore, Germany, UK and Israel . Startups from over 20 countries have applied to his program over the years.