STPI incubation centre in Mysuru soon

The facility will come up on 3 acres of land at Hootagalli

In a step that could further boost the software industry in the ‘City of Palaces’, the much-awaited incubation facility of the Software Technology Park of India (STPI) may start functioning in a couple of weeks, according to Additional Director of STPI V Mahadesha.

In his address during the IT conclave on ‘Innovating for a sustainable future and business success’  organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysuru in association with STPI and the department of IT and BT, here on Friday, Mahadesha said that the facility was coming up on three acres near Infosys at Hootagalli.

Mahadesha said that with the State government planning to invest big, Mysuru should get the biggest pie and called upon academic institutions around to come forward to help shape the technology park dream.

Steady growth
“There is a steady growth of industries in Mysuru. But it is not sufficient for improving employment opportunities and skill development in the present context. Today, the industrial expectations are high across the globe and this learning gap should hence be reduced for a positive growth. There are several programmes run by the Union government and industrial bodies to enhance the engineering skill sets of people and all startup companies should make the best use of these facilities,” he said.
Incubation rightly done will provide enormous knowledge required for product and services development.

It is an essential part, especially for Mysuru, which is almost treated as the twin city of Bengaluru, asserted Mahadesha.

‘Second to B’luru’
Of the latest IT trends and need to ready Mysuru for the purpose, Mahadesha said, “Mysuru is taking the second leadership position after Bengaluru in Karnataka in terms of technology. While the capital city is already declared as one of the best and happening cities for investments and leadership positions, opportunities are aplenty in other cities too, which the Government of India can encourage and aid financially”.

STPI has set up a smart lab in the field of semi-conductors, where the aspiring entrepreneurs can walk into the facility and make use of it for their benefits.

Cisco India and SAARC MD Sales, Growth Verticals, Purushottam Kaushik, who spoke on the topic ‘Smart Cities and Digital India’, said that due to digitalisation and connectivity mobility has given a great impetus to India which boasts of the largest youth crowd.
However, he regretted that only less than 10 per cent of the organisations are connected on web while there is a potential for to increase it by 15 times.

Digital India is a huge opportunity and digital and smart cities should bridge rural and urban India.

“About 5,000 million people need to be trained for skills by 2022. Or else, we will fall short and it can affect the future generations as well as the country’s development,” said Kaushik.

CII Mysuru chairman N Muthukumar said, “When it comes to connectivity and development, people often talk of Mysuru in negative. However, we need to understand that the IT and electronic manufacturing system here has doubled since five years.”
 

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