Kerala IT Policy 2017 (Draft)

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

Govt. of Kerala

10.3. Commercialisation

  1. Market exposure and Networking
  2. The startups shall be given avenues for market exposure in terms of access to market intelligence reports by global research organisations and through customized reports. Kerala startup mission shall engage with such organizations for getting enterprise licenses for the benefit of all start ups in the ecosystem.

  3. Capacity building and International exposure
  4. The current international exposure scheme of the Government delivered through the Kerala startup Mission shall be enhanced to cover delegation visits , event and competition participation based on a selection and capacity building programs which are unique or cutting edge. A delegation of 25 startups from Schools and colleges will be identified through a contest and exposed to Silicon valley through the Silicon Valley Visit Program (S-V2)

  5. Marketing support (PR & Digital marketing)
  6. An empanelled list of agencies shall be identified for supporting the startups in digital marketing and appropriate PR activities.

  7. Support to fund raising ( KSIDC/KFC, Investor Network)
  8. An empanelled list of Individual professionals and institutions shall be made through a process of screening and selection to ensure that startups get adequate support in document preparation and financial aspects.

  9. Assistance to early markets ( Government and pilot projects)
  10. Government shall attempt to facilitate early adoption markets for the startups through pilot projects in government and also facilitation through means of DEMO days for products applicable to government.Government shall make suitable modification to rules to enable direct engagement of startups by government agencies for costs less than 5 lakhs.

  11. Statutory services
  12. The government shall create a list of empanelled agencies for assisting the startups in the statutory matters regarding company formation, filings, accounting and taxes

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