Kerala gets India’s first Digital Science Park 2023

On April 25, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cast the cornerstone for India’s first Digital Science Park in Kerala.

The nation’s first Digital Science Park will be established in Technopark Phase IV – Technocity, close to the Digital University of Kerala. It will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,500 billion.

It will aid industry and business divisions as well as tech startups in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, electronics, smart hardware, and sustainable and smart materials.

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Two years will finish the transdisciplinary cluster-based interactive innovation initiative Digital Science Park.

According to an official release, the Digital Science Park project will be completed in two years as a multidisciplinary cluster-based interactive innovation zone concentrated on digital technologies.

The event would be attended by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw, various ministers of the Left administration, and Thiruvananthapuram Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

In the first segment, two structures totaling 200,000 square feet will be constructed. The first building will have five stories and house the Centre of Excellence (CoE) as well as research laboratories and a digital incubator, while the second will house administrative offices and the Digital Experience centre.

In a couple of months, the Digital Science Park will begin operations in a 10,000-square-foot facility at Technopark Phase IV in Kabani, the statement added.

The state government has already allocated 200 crore rupees of the project’s total cost of over 1,500 crore rupees; the remainder will come from other sources, including industry partners, according to the release.

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