Kerala IT Policy 2017 (Draft)

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

Govt. of Kerala

1.3. Kerala Start UP Mission

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) the nodal agency of Government of Kerala for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in Kerala. The primary objectives of K-SUM was to undertake the planning, establishment and management of Technology Business Incubators/ Accelerators in Kerala so as to promote technology based entrepreneurship activities and create the infrastructure and environment required for promoting high technology based business activities. KSUM objectives also include being an apex body for all other incubators in the state to co-ordinate their functions to strengthen the entrepreneurship development activities of the state government, promoting knowledge driven and technology based startup ventures by students, faculties, local entrepreneurs etc, planning and implementing industry institute linkages and networking, setting up of R & D facilities and related facilities, encouraging formation of IEDC and TBI’s in academic institutions and capacity building programmes for human resources.

Government of Kerala, through KSUM, is establishing the Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, a global innovation incubator hub for multiple domains and technology sectors under a single roof.

Kerala Technology Startup Policy Objectives