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Posted on Jan 16, 10:05PM | UNI
The young technology-driven new brigade of entrepreneurs, powered by ideas, will now chip in with their innovations and solutions to help power-starved Kerala to improve the energy situation and pitch the state as a leader in the country.
Kochi-based Startup Village, fast emerging as the world's largest telecom incubator and teemed with innovative young entrepreneurs, has tied up with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to set up a platform -Energy Innovation Zone- that will power new ideas and innovations to reduce the energy woes.
KSEB Chairman M Sivasankar and Chairman of Startup Village Sanjay Vijaykumar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here in the presence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Electricity minister Aryadan Muhammed.
"Kerala has the superior talent in the technology sector and our kids are in the front everywhere from Silicon Valley to technoparks. Startup Village came up as a revolutionary idea to tap these young talents in the state and groom them into global leaders. The government on its part is giving full support by way of student entrepreneurship policy and pro-active logistics," Mr Chandy said.
"The government also wants to take advantage of the power of this young brigade and see that they develop new solutions and technologies for the welfare and betterment of our society. This landmark collaboration between KSEB and Startup Village marks an auspicious beginning. We will explore possibilities of setting up more innovation zones like this for other sectors too," the Chief Minister said.