The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar today inaugurated a Digital India startup hub at the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) center at Davanagere.
The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) inaugurated at Davanagere is the 63rd STPI center in the country and the fifth in Karnataka.
The State Government has provided 10,000 sq. ft of space in Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Regional Centre, Davanagere for the establishment of the STPI Centre.
The Centre has a plug-n-play 102 seater Incubation facility, a Network Operations Centre (NOC), and a 16-seater conference room.
The facility also has a 32-seater cafeteria, and provision for providing high-speed data communication facilities and other amenities & services required for the export of software & services.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “The STPI, Davangere will soon usher in new opportunities for jobs and entrepreneurship for the people in the region.
“It is our PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s vision to ensure that every Young Indian gets an opportunity to participate in the India Techade initiatives taken by the Government,” he added.
“The government’s emphasis has been on the growth of the IT/ITES/ESDM Industry in the newer cities, and it should not be confined to metropolitan centers.” he added further.
India has the fastest-growing innovation system with more than 80,000 Startups and over 107 Unicorns, the Minister said the world today looks at India with awe and respect.
“We have assumed the presidency of the G20, a league of the world’s largest economies, and also the GPAI an international initiative on Artificial Intelligence”. he added.
India is the fastest-growing major economy that has surpassed the UK to emerge as the fifth largest economy, receiving its highest ever FDIs of $83Bn.
Shri B A Basavaraja, District In-charge Minister, Davanagere, Shri G M Siddeshwara, Member of Parliament, Davanagere, Shri Arvind Kumar, Director General, STPI and other dignitaries were present at the inaugural program.