Kerala IT, Startup Mission join hands with IAMAI to set up Mobile 10X incubation centre

Kerala IT and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) have joined hands with the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to […]

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Kerala IT and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) have joined hands with the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to set up the Mobile 10X incubation centre in Cyberpark, near Kozhikode. Google India managing director and vice-president (South East Asia) Rajan Anandan will inaugurate the incubation centre on 7 February in an area of 12,500 sq ft at the Cyberpark centre building, a release from the Cyberpark on Monday said.An MoU will also be signed in this regard on the day by CEO of Kerala IT Parks, Hrishikesh Nair and CEO of IAMAI Startup Foundation (Mobile 10X), Jitender Singh Minhas at the venue. Mobile 10X is an Indian internet industry-backed program spearheaded by IAMAI to support app developers and app entrepreneurs to improve the quality of their apps, the release said. “India today has over 350 million internet users, 250 million mobile internet users of which 160 million are connected to smartphone users. “Researchers indicate that number of internet users would increase to 700 million by 2020 … Once the app development centre is fully operational, Cyberpark will become a hub for mobile app development in Kerala,” Hrishikesh Nair said in a release. “This initiative by the state government will enable the creation of an IT ecosystem in the Cyberpark in Kozhikode, attracting a larger number of domestic and multi-national companies and lead to direct employment opportunities,” he added. Apart from the one coming up in Cyberpark, Mobile 10X has set up start-up hubs in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon, it said. IAMAI, established in 2004, is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in the country. Having a membership of over 300 Indian and MNC companies, and offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India, it added. Meanwhile, the four-day conclave of the KSUM got off to an impressive note at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) campus on Monday. As many as 110 teams presented their ideas relating to diverse sectors, including retail, real estate, tourism, robotics, energy, transport and biotechnology.

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