IT industry lobby National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has entered into a strategic partnership with the Karnataka government to establish a global digital engineering innovation hub.
The partnership with the department of information technology (IT) and biotechnology (BT) of the state government will attract investments, high-end research capabilities and skilling initiatives in the state, Nasscom said in a statement.
Nasscom will assist the state government and Karnataka-based engineering, research and development (ER&D) companies to participate in global and local roadshows to promote their business, the statement added.
“We are delighted to partner with the Government of Karnataka for this strategic initiative that will act as a prominent catalyst for the expansion of the ER&D industry within the state by facilitating global collaborations. Karnataka has pioneered its way to position itself as the prime destination for engineering and research in the country with over 35% of the total IT exports coming from the state,” said Debjani Ghosh, president, Nasscom.
“With a significant lead in IT exports and 40% of the country’s engineering and design revenues, Karnataka is on the right path to emerge as a globally established destination for ER&D,” said Prashant Kumar, managing director, Karnataka Innovation & Technology Society (KITS), department of IT & BT.
The partnership will also leverage Nasscom’s internal initiatives including the Nasscom 10,000 startup programme, product conclave, deep tech club, Nasscom CoEs for Internet of Things or (IoT) and data science and artificial intelligence (DS&AI) among other resources and incubators.