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.

Startups Application
Startups selected for collaboration

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

Product Companies

Technology Focus Areas Details
Metaverse Spatial Computing, Digital twins, Sentiment analysis, Haptics, Photogrametry/Videomery, Motion Capture, Avatar create
AI Computer Vision, NLP/Voice
Cybersecurity Post Quantum Cryptography, Software Supply Chain Security, DevSecOps, Cryptography
Cloud Edge Cloud, Sovereign Cloud, Distributed Cloud
High scalability/ High performance AI Chips, Federated learning, DNA computing/storage
ITSM/ITOM Hyper-Automation, Xops (AIOps, DevOps, RevOps, etc..)
App Development Value Stream Management, AI Augmented Software Engineering

Service Companies

Technology Focus Areas Details
Cloud Public Cloud(AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle), Hybrid Cloud, Containerization, Migration, Edge Cloud
Service Management ServiceNow(All modules) – Consulting / Gap solutions
Data & Analytics Data Analytics, Data Engineering, Data platform management, D&A Managed Services, D&A Package implementations(Snowflake, Dataiku and other SaaS offerings)
Security Zero trust solutions, GRC Consulting, Digital Workplace solutions, Cybersecurity, ID Management
App Development Cloud Native, Hyper Automation, Sitecore, Dev/Testing Automation, Performance Management, iPaas, LCP

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

Domain Agnostic

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.

Current iteration of application is open across India, APAC, Europe and Israel

Success Stories

Here’s what some of the Startup founders have to say

The Technology Innovation Partnership Program with TiE Pune and NTT DATA was a great success which resulted in a great partnership. TiE partnership helped us in Business development, including strategy and identifying contracting and partnership opportunities with Fortune 100 organisations.

Our partnership with TiE and NTT DATA is important to us and we appreciate the ongoing support, guidance and look forward to continuing to work with the teams to expand our footprint in multiple geographies.

Krish Subbiah

Partner, Orpine Inc

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.  

Devesh Trivedi

CEO & Co - Founder , Inspektlabs

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.

Ajit Patil

Co-Founder, DeepTek

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.

Nitin Gupta

Founder & CEO, FlytBase Inc.

Program FAQs

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.

September 2019: Launch of the TIPP program at TiE Pune in the presence of Mr. Hiroshi Tomiyasu (Head Technology and Innovation General Headquarters, NTT DATA)

Management Committee

Security - Cybersecurity, ID Management

  • High-skilled security specialists e.g. security consultant, white hacker
  • Vulnerability-diagnosis service, Data Privacy, Data anonymization in Healthcare/Finance
  • Zero Trust related technology and integrators
  • Financial regulatory consultant/specialists

Emerging Tech Areas

  • Ultra-high performance: Ultra-fast processors, ultra-wide communication bandwidth, massive and distributed datastore(e.g. DNA storage)
  • New architecture: quantum computers, memory-driven computing, 6G, metasurfaces, Internet of Sense
  • Spatial Computing: Engineers/track records of NVIDIA Omniverse, track records of paid customer for spatial computing simulation
  • Green: Enabler technologies for greener datacenters (e.g. floating-datacenter)
  • Aerospace technology

RPA: Business Process Consulting / Reengineering / Intelligence

  • Business Process Consulting / Business Process Reengineering / Business Intelligence
  • Assessment and introduction of well-known products e.g.UiPath, Blue Prizm

App Dev Management - Dev/Testing Automation
Performance Mgmt

  • Structure analysis of software, testing, software development environment, OSS management

Oracle Exadata, ODA, Migration Services

  • Oracle Exadata and ODA(Oracle database appliance)
  • Design, implementation and migration/consolidation
  • Not only for hardware but also migration using Golden Gate

Data Analytics - Data Engineering
Big Data/Scalable

  • Data Engineering(collection, integration, transformation, cleansing, Name-based aggregation), Stream processing, Super-large scale data, AI/ML processing, etc.
  • Data Engineering, Stream processing, Super-large-scale data, AI/ML processing, etc.
  • Assessment and introduction of well-known products

Service Management - ITSM/ITOM
ServiceNow - Consulting / Gap Solutions

  • Hyper-Automation, Xops (AIOpS, BigOps, RevOps, GitOps, DevOps, SOAR/DevSecOps, etc.).
  • Other ITSM/ITOM cutting-edge product/tool to be combined with ServiceNow
  • Assessment, Consulting, Delivery of ServiceNow, Customer experience (CX)
  • Tools which can solve issues on assessment/consulting phase

Cloud - Pub Cloud / Hybrid Cloud
Edge Computing

  • Composable architecture: Marketplace Services of API, SaaS, Container (Docker, Helm, etc.), Products to make API mash-up / integration easily
  • Breakthrough technology to manage edge devices
  • Cloud Native,  SRE (Site Reliability Engineering), Designing architecture, Hybrid-Cloud, integrated management of Cloud, Cloud Security
  • Application modernization, Cloud(database) migration
  • Full outsourcing for cloud platform(Managed Service)

AI - Computer Vision, NLP/Voice

  • Computer Vision for healthcare AI, drone, crime prevention, etc.
  • NLP/BERT mostly for documents, articles, written sentences and characters
  • Voice recognition products or technologies with outstanding strength or uniqueness
  • Multi-modal AI
  • Hyper-personalization for Fintech/BFSI