The Kerala state government ended the last week with a bang as they signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus BizLab to open a state-of-the-art innovation centre. This centre will be the nodal body for planning and executing all the activities to help start-ups.
The MoU was inked betweenAirbus Bizlab India’s Siddharth Balachandran and Saji Gopinath, CEO of the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
“We are confident that this partnership with Airbus Bizlab will help the industrial ecosystem of Kerala. It will up-skill the local youth and enhance employability,” told a newswire.
Airbus BizLab will also provide support and mentoring for start-ups in Kerala and conduct regular workshops and discussions with experts from the aerospace and defence sectors.
Bizlab is a part of Airbus’ innovative strategy to bring together start-ups and Airbus intrapreneurs to work and speed up the transformation of their innovative ideas into valuable businesses. It has a community of over 2,000 B2B start-ups from India, South East Asia and Israel. Through its six-month acceleration programme for start-ups and internal projects, Airbus Bizlab gives access to a large number of coaches, experts and mentors in various domains that help start-ups and internal projects speed-up the transformation of their ideas into valuable businesses.
An innovation centre of Airbus BizLab, the global aerospace accelerator of Airbus, will be established in Thiruvananthapuram. Airbus signed an MoU with Kerala Startup Mission to assist startups in the Aerospace sector. MoU was signed in the presence of CM Pinarayi Vijayan. pic.twitter.com/bTWG27Da9V
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