Blockchain based application for Birth & Death Certificate for New Town residents - West Bengal has achieved the distinction of being the first state in the country to integrate registration of birth and death certificates in blockchain. This project was launched as a pilot for NKDA, under UD&MA Department. This application has been integrated with the e-District Services during 2019. Till 31st Dec 2020, 843 birth certificates and 676 death certificates have been issued through blockchain.
Blockchain based crowdfunding application has been hosted for Vivek Tirtha, a center of Ramkrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, in New Town, Kolkata for transparency and accountability in fund raising through donationsand its’ utilization.
Collaboration with premier institute -The Department has collaborated with premier institute in developing Center of Excellence in emerging technologies.
Sl # Collaboration with Technology focus
1 ISI, Kolkata Blockchain
2 NIT Durgapur Robotics
3 MAKAUT Cybersecurity
4 IIIT Kalyani & IIT Kharagpur Artificial Intelligence
5 IIT Kharagpur Center of Innovation
6 University of Calcutta Quantum Computing
The Department through WBEIDC, collaborated with reputed organizations to promote new age technology and skill development for the young entrepreneurs in the State. Some major collaborations are as follows:
Sl # Name of Initiatives Areas of collaboration Status
1 Webel Fujisoft VARA
  • Set up a Centre of Excellence for training on emerging technologies like like 3D printing, embedded control system, cyber security, machine learning, deep learning.
  • Mentoring to MSME Clusters.
  • The 3-storeyed building premises along with interiors is completed; Training facility is also ready for operations.
  • Online Registration for Students
  • Ready to Go-live by March’2020
2 Amazon Internet Services Private Limited
  • Amazon Web Services “Educate” program
  • Amazon Web Services “Activate” program
  • Educate program is extended by Amazon to students and faculties and given free credits to use Amazon cloud to facilitate learning.
  • Activate program is extended by Amazon to Webel IT Park entrepreneurs and start up companies of Webel to use Amazon cloud facilities to support their business.
  • It facilitates incubation, impart appropriate mentoring & training program for the incubates.
  • The operation of the center has been commenced  & situated in Webel Bhawan.
4 Electronic Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI)
  • To setup an Electronic Product Design Innovation Park
  • To create Village Level Entrepreneurs in the state of West Bengal using hub and spoke model.
  • IT Parks at Howrah, Siliguri, Krishnagar, Malda are identified for the initial phase of this project.
  • ESSCI has identified their accredited partner to rollout their project with mentoring from WBEIDC & ESSCI.
  • Training has started at Howrah IT Park
Webel DQE Animation Academy: Webel, as an agency of IT&E Department in collaboration with DQ Entertainment (International) Limited had  launched “Webel-DQE Animation Academy” on 27th June 2018 in Salt Lake, Sector-V. This is a strategic initiative of the Government of West Bengal in capacity building in Animation skill -being a powerful craft of storytelling, with a view to capture the rising surge in animation, visual effects and gaming industries worldwide.The Academy offers different courses on the basic principles of classical animation with all necessary components like 3-D animation, VFX, sketching, anatomy study, acting etc., related to this form of creative art. The academy offers internship program to the students for long term courses (duration 1 year or more) as a part of the curriculum. The Webel DQE Animation Academy provides the platform for creative individuals to learn, share and develop themselves as animation professionals. The Academy has enrolled total 106 students till date. 23 students are successfully graduated and employed.