Startups and the innovation drive are being pushed in India because with the boom in technology, people won’t be able to get routine jobs – they will be taken over by AI and robots, leaving humans with jobs that utilise creativity, empathy, or analytical thinking. With the need for innovative thinking in mind, the Kerala Startup Mission set up an integrated startup complex — being called the country’s largest innovation hub — in Kochi on January 13.
A few details of the 1000-seat startup complex were shared in the press release by the Kerala Startup Mission on Monday, which said that the complex was the largest of its kind in the country.
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The complex will be set up over an area of 1.80 lakh sq ft within the Technology Innovation Zone (TIZ) at Kalamassery.
It would provide top quality infrastructure for incubation and acceleration.
Among other facilities, the complex will have a ‘Maker Village’.
It will also have BRINC, the country’s first international accelerator for hardware startups, and BRIC, an incubator dedicated for developing solutions for cancer diagnosis care.
The startup complex will also have a Centre of Excellence set up by industry majors like UNITY and CERA.
Once fully developed into a full-fledged campus having over half-a-million sq ft built-up area, TIZ would become the largest Work-Live-Play space exclusively dedicated to startups in the country, the release said.
Over 100 startup companies in various stages of growth were already operating in the three incubators functioning within the facility.