Mangalore to have the first Start-up District in the country

Mangalore to have the first Start-up District in the country

Posted by P. Charitha on February 10th 2017

India will soon have its first start-up district with incubation centres and about 20 tinkering labs for schools aimed at encouraging the creation of innovative solutions in agriculture, health and education according to a report  published in  the Economic Times today. Also read http://startup2day.in/story-fullview/atal-tinkering-labs-for-encouraging-innovation-among-children
 
Commerce & industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, is keen for the entire cluster to be developed in Mangalore. The government will fund the effort and ensure that roads, electricity and digital networks are provided for one of the largest upcoming incubation facilities in the country. The idea is also to expand the start-up drive in cities other than Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
 
The incubation centres will provide specialised services for sectors including agriculture, medicine and pharma, along with information technology. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and the NITI Aayog will throw open a grand challenge in March to select the institution that will operate the incubation centres and the school-level tinkering labs.

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