Launched in August 2020, the HPE Digital Catalyst Programme received applications from over 60 startups from India and globally.
A majority of these startups work in Artificial Intelligence (AI), followed by intelligent edge, development, security and operations (DevSecOps), and cybersecurity.
Among the eight enterprise-focused, growth stage startups that HPE picked is Tookitaki's Anti-Money Laundering platform that helps enterprises with regulatory compliance.
Another startup that made it to the programme is techforce.ai that helps customers augment their human workforce with an elastic e-workforce.
Among other selected startups, Qualitas Technologies automates visual processes like defect detection in manufacturing; picoNETS helps telcos, enterprises, and media companies deliver superior internet experience; Lucideus Technologies provides cybersecurity and digital business risk quantification; InstaSafe's zero trust solutions simplify enterprise security; IndiQus Technologies helps telcos monetise spare IT infra assets; and Smart Software Testing Solutions Inc., a testing automation platform.
"We look forward to working closely with this cohort of startups to jointly build innovative enterprise grade solutions for our customers," Som Satsangi, MD -- India, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said in a statement.
HPE said it will work with these eight selected startups to explore technology partnerships through licensing agreements, explore joint solutions and go-to-market models to address the digitization challenges of enterprise customers and explore equity investments in longer-horizon technology startups through the Hewlett Packard Pathfinder programme.
Additionally, these startups will be mentored by HPE's technologists from the India R&D team and sales leaders.