STPI at Rourkela center was founded in 2001 and since then has been catering the needs of IT/ITeS industry and acting as catalyst for the growth of IT/ITES/ESDM sector. Exports from Rourkela Center is gearing up and making every year substantial contribution in export turnover for the growth of economy of Odisha state. At present, Whole Incubation space of Rourkela Center, area 10000 Sq.ft. is fully occupied wherein 8 Nos. of Small and Medium entrepreneurs are working in different domains of IT/ITES sector. Around 500 Employment opportunities have been created directly and indirectly by STPI at Rourkela and creating conducive environment for the promotion of Startup culture and entrepreneurial development.
The Rourkela city homes of many prominent Institute and Industrial organization like National Institute of Technology, SAIL Rourkela Steel Plant, Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha and many others which makes a Rourkela an ideal city for educational and investment hub of India.
NIT-Rourkela having a Cell named Foundation for Technology & Business Incubation which promotes startups ideas and innovation in various fields and thereby creating a entrepreneurial spirit among students and startups.
Rourkela City has a potential to become a preferred destination among Tier-3 Cities of Odisha State for IT/ITes Industry & startups by looking into the presence of ideal conducive environment and creating a holistic ecosystem by collaborating to various stakeholders.
Rourkela, the engineering heartland of India, is one of the beautiful and second largest city of Odisha and most preferred IT destination among tier-III cities in the country. Being cosmopolitan in nature and the first city in India to have an integrated steel plant enjoys high-class international infrastructural amenities and skilled professionals for the strategic development of an IT city. The city is geared up to offer all facilities to software exporters through STPI and it is set to welcome the IT entrepreneurs for their uprising destination. Rourkela enjoys the pride of being the knowledge hub in the state due to its academic records and presence of center Excellence like National Institute of Technology, Biju Patnaik University of Technology and good management Institutes. Rourkela is not only a steel city, but also the educational, technical and research hub of Western Odisha
Rourkela is a city located at 84.54E longitude and 22.12N latitude in Sundergarh district of Odisha at an elevation of about 219 meters above mean sea level. This City is located at a distance of around 335 KM west of Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha state and on the Kolkata-Mumbai South Eastern railway line which is a major route connecting the two metros of India. Rourkela is directly connected to major cities.
There are nearby airport at Bhubaneswar (335 KM) and Ranchi (300 KM). At Rourkela, there is airport strip which will be developed as commercial carrier very soon. Rourkela is connected to various towns of the state by State Highway 10 and National Highway 23. National Highway 23 connects it to the nearby city of Ranchi which is the capital of Jharkhand state. Interstate buses ply between Rourkela, Ranchi, Bhilai, and Jamshedpur. Several buses ply between the major cities and towns of the state.
Advantages & Key Features are
Proximity to Ranchi, Bhubaneswar & Kolkata.
Excellent Educational city, providing quality manpower to the IT/ITES Industry
Excellent climate and good living standards.
City with great Historical background and Famous Tourist place.
Good number of research organizations/Institutes.
Great Mixture of traditional and cosmopolitan culture.
Cost effective for Startup, SMEs/MSMEs IT/ITES units.