Companies incubated at Technopark here have decided to set up a group called Technopark Business Incubation Group (TBIG).
P. K. Kunhalikkutty, Minister for IT and Industries, will inaugurate TBIG here on Thursday, an official spokesperson said.
Technopark set up its Business Incubation Centre (TBIC) a decade ago to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. It is now entering a new chapter with no less than 120 companies incubating with the motto of ‘growing together.’
TBIG has been set up with the objective of providing support to innovation and entrepreneurship activities to incubators. It will also help with marketing and networking support and co-incubation outside the State or even abroad.
It will organise start-up fairs and exhibitions and one-to-one business meetings with clients and trade missions/delegations.
It will help form consortiums for bidding for Government projects and tendering for business deals and projects.
Kerala Start-up Fair, an expo of over 30 incubated companies, has been organised after the inauguration of the TBIG.
Among those expected to attend the inaugural are: P. H. Kurian, principal secretary, IT; K.G. Girish Babu, CEO, and M. Vasudevan, senior business development manager, Technopark; K. C. Chandrasekharan Nair, managing director, Technopark Technology Business Incubator; V.K. Mathews, executive chairman, IBS; Anil Rainikar, managing director, TUV Nord; Jayashankar Prasad, director, Kerala State IT Mission; Renjith Balan, CEO, Cell Technologies; and Babu Mohanan, CEO, Phykon Technologies and secretary, Kerala Start-ups Association.