As you enter the 240-acre Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery near Kochi, the Kerala government's focus on the sector is apparent.
At a small facility, some distance into the park, a group of youngsters is working on a revolution.
The Startup Village, a facility in the KINFRA Park, is a public-private partnership model technology incubator.
It is promoted by the department of science and technology (DST) under the central government, Technopark (Thiruvananthapuram) and the private sector.
Though Kerala had the country's first technology park (Technopark) in 1990, it saw few success stories after that.
SmartCity, a project the state believes would change the information technology landscape, hasn't taken off yet.
Incubators in India usually foster student entrepreneurship in educational institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, through industry-academia partnerships.
Text: Pradeesh Chandran, Business Standard
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