Kerala IT Policy 2017 (Draft)

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

Govt. of Kerala

7. Technology Commercialization Centre /Platform

This TC Center shall bridge the gap the innovators and industry. As a result, it would become a technology and knowledge transfer center. The center shall also house an exclusive state of the art research lab (similar to MIT Media Lab) wherein the innovators and industry can collaborate do research and fine tune the products.

The Platform would have two tiers

  1. a virtual platform where we bring in all technologies to be transferred (this is already done by VSSC/ISRO, CDAC , Sree Chitra etc) , and potential productising /marketing /commercialising players pick up the relevant ideas and meet up/team up with them to realise the same.
  2. The ideas that evolve from the discussions and meet up in the virtual platform 'melting pot' shall be given space in the TC, a multi-disciplinary lab being attempted as part of the TIZ.

The Platform provides innovators and company founders with an opportunity to refine their commercialization and solicits early-stage feedback from experts as they develop a strategic plan. This program will provide with the assistance needed for a successful startup. The Platform also provides with an option to a start-up company for a licensing opportunity from research institute or university.

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