File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. (Source: PM India Website)

India’s Largest Startup Complex In Kochi To Open On Jan. 13

An integrated startup complex, billed as the country's largest innovation hub and set up by the Kerala Startup Mission, would be inaugurated near Kochi by state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Jan. 13.

The complex set up over an area of 1.80 lakh sqft within the Technology Innovation Zone at Kalamassery would provide top quality infrastructure for incubation and acceleration, according to a statement from the mission.

It said the complex was the largest of its kind in the country. It will also house a "Maker Village", BRINC—the country's first international accelerator for hardware startups, BRIC—an incubator dedicated for developing solutions for cancer diagnosis care, and a Centre of excellence set up by industry majors like UNITY and CERA.

Once fully developed into a full-fledged campus with over half-a-million sq ft built up area, TIZ would become the largest work-live-play space exclusively dedicated to startups in the country, the statement said. Over 100 startups in various stages of growth were already operating in the three incubators functioning within the facility.