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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Technopark to offer incubation facilities to rural innovators

Technology innovators and entrepreneurs from rural Kerala and various engineering colleges in the state would be offered a chance of incubating their ventures towards successful technopreneurship at the Technopark.Proposals in this regard would be evaluated by experts at the Technopark's TePP Outreach Centre (TUC) before inviting the innovators

The innovators would be accommodated at the Technopark- Technology Business Incubator (TBI) for the development of the product and will be given all the mentoring support,The need to support genuine entrepreneurs and innovators from rural Kerala in a bid to help transform their ideas into marketable products came up for a bit of brainstorming at Technopreneur 2008.

The TBI, TUC, TiE Kerala, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (STED), Infopark, National Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship and CUSAT, organised the session that dwelt upon ‘Promoting business and technology Incubation and building enterprises'.

Targeted at the prospective innovators and faculty members of engineering colleges in Central Kerala comprising Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts, Technopreneur 2008 was supported by the central government's Department of Science and Technology (DST), Technology Information Forecasting And Assessment Council (TIFAC) and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR).

The emphasis was on the need to support genuine entrepreneurs and innovators from rural Kerala, incubate them in the TBI and thereby drive the economic growth of the country.

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