South Asia’s Largest Product Development Centre at Kerala

Kerala has a unique combination of assets. The coastal state, with its logistical and maritime advantage, has a rich talent in engineering design and fabrication. The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)’s Digital Hub, unveiled online by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister at Kalamassery in Kochi on 18th September 2021, seeks to benefit from these distinctive assets. It is also the state government’s latest in a series of moves to democratise digital design and fabrication.

Ideal Destination for Designing & Prototyping

The Digital Hub is conceived to emerge as one of South Asia’s largest product development centres for technology startups. Occupying 2 lakh square feet of built-up space, the state-of-the-art facility houses a design incubator, a healthcare incubator, a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Mouser Electronics, co-working spaces, design studios, an investors’ hive and an innovation centre. It has the capacity to reach out to 200 startups, giving direct employment opportunities to 2,500 persons. Besides, the hub supports 165 startups hosted in the adjoining Integrated Startup Complex (ISC).

Latest Addition to KSUM’s TIZ

The online inaugural event was also presided over by Minister for Law, Industries and Coir Shri P. Rajeev and Shri Hibi Eden, MP. The other speakers were Chief Secretary Dr V.P. Joy and Infosys Co-founder Shri Kris Gopalakrishnan, besides Kalamassery Municipal Councillors Smt Seema Kannan and Smt Salma Aboobacker. Principal Secretary (Electronics & IT) Shri Biswanath Sinha, along with KSUM CEO John M. Thomas.

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Kerala Startup Mission

Nodal agency under the Government of Kerala for promoting innovation & entrepreneurship