The start-up hub was inaugurated at the ‘Software Technology Park of India’, which is the 63rd STPI centre in India and the fifth in Karnataka
The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Mr Rajeev Chandrasekhar recently inaugurated a Digital India startup hub at the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) centre at Davanagere, Karnataka.
It is noteworthy that the State Government has provided 10,000 sq. ft built-up space in Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Regional Centre, Davanagere for the establishment of this STPI Centre. It has a plug-n-play 102-seater Incubation facility, Network Operations Centre (NOC), 16-seater conference room, a cafeteria and provision for providing high-speed data communication facilities and other services required for export of software and services.
Attending the inauguration event virtually, Mr Chandrasekhar remarked: “The STPI, Davangere will soon usher in new opportunities for jobs and entrepreneurship for the people in the region. It is our PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s vision to ensure that every Young Indian gets an opportunity to participate in the India Techade initiatives taken by the Government.”
He asserted the Government’s commitment to growing the IT/ITES/ESDM (Information Technology/ Information Technology Enabled Services/ Electronics System Design & Manufacturing) industry in newer cities, other than the metropolitan centres. It must be noted that this is the 63rd STPI centre in the country and the fifth in Karnataka.
The minister pointed out that India has the fastest-growing innovation system with over 80,000 startups and over 107 unicorns. “We have assumed the presidency of the G20, a league of the world’s largest economies and also the GPAI an international initiative on Artificial Intelligence. It is the fastest growing major economy that has surpassed the UK to emerge as the fifth largest economy, receiving its highest ever FDIs of $83 bn,” he further added.
Mr B A Basavaraja, District In-charge Minister, Davanagere, Mr G M Siddeshwara, MP, Davanagere and Mr Arvind Kumar, DG, STPI were present at the inaugural programme, among other dignitaries.