Trivandrum: Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan has kicked off four high-end IT projects, including the State’s second World Trade Centre at Technocity here, which would act as pivots for the State’s robust IT ecosystem, trigger jobs and ensure sustainable economic development.
In what is considered as a major milestone, the CM also launched ‘Swatantra’, an integrated free and open source facility in a government sector. The other two projects are the Skill Delivery Platform of Kerala (SDPK) and Space Tech Application Development Ecosystem (STADE).
‘Swatantra’, an initiative of the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), will house the FOSS Incubation Centre & Training Space. It is aimed at enhancing the government’s agenda of promoting democratic access to information with the objective of sustainable economic development.
The SDPK by Kerala State IT Infrastructure Ltd (KSITI) intends to bridge the gap between the industry and colleges and is equipped to provide a live telepresence network with 150 colleges of the state. The official website of SDPK was also launched on the occasion.
Letters of occupancies at STADE by Kerala Startup Mission were handed over to three startups working in the space tech arena.
Minister for Cooperation, Tourism & Devaswom, Shri Kadakampally Surendran was also present on the occasion.
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