Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said that an R&D policy would be formulated to unleash research and development activities across the State in all sectors.
"As many as 180 R&D centres of both public and private sectors are in and around Bengaluru. This is also a major reason for the growth of IT-BT sector in Bengaluru. R&D activities in industry, agriculture and other sectors also have to be promoted across the State," he said.
Hubballi-based KLE Technological University (KLETU) vice-chancellor Ashok Shettar may be appinted as the chief of the taskforce to frame the R&D policy, Bommai said. He was speaking after formally inaugurating KLE Tech Park and 75th anniversary celebrations of BVBCET (now KLETU).
"A large number of startups are also situated in Bengaluru. I want to develop Hubballi and Kalaburagi as regional centres of startups. I will hold discussions with higher education minister and IT Department officials in this regard," Bommai added.