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July 1st, 2014
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UST Global Acquires Renaissance Solutions

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IT major UST Global has announced that it has acquired Singapore-based Renaissance Solutions Pte. Limited, a leading staffing and technology services company serving over 100 multinational, corporate and government customers.

Saurabh Ranjan, Managing Director (Global Operations), UST Global, said, “In the technology industry, the war for talent is escalating and clients rely on us to deploy the right talent at the right time. Singapore is a global business hub and has attracted the best and the brightest in tech from around the world.”

Vivek Ravindran, President, Renaissance Solutions, said, “Renaissance Solutions cut its teeth providing talent to the construction, oil and gas industries. Together with UST Global, we expect to take our expertise to other industries and deliver exceptional value to our customers.”

Source: Technopark Today

June 11th, 2014
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Kerala Sets Up Apex Committee for SSDG Implementation

As part of its plans to enhance the state’s IT sector, the Government of Kerala has formed a State Apex Committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary to implement the State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG).

SSDG will provide easy and convenient services to the citizens through remote access, primarily through common service centres.

The project is a core component in e-governance infrastructure under the National e-Governance Plan. The Kerala State IT Mission is the nodal agency for the project.

Source: The New Indian Express

April 5th, 2014
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State Government Allocates Rs. 10 Crore to Startup Village

In what will definitely be a big boost to the development of the Startup Village in Kalamassery, the Government of Kerala has allotted Rs. 10 crore for the timely completion of the one lakh-sq ft built-up area in the campus. Earlier, the union government had also released Rs. 10 crore to the village.

The Village is India’s first telecom incubator and operates on a PPP model. Now into its third successful year of inception, it is experiencing space crunch. It has already generated about 2,000 jobs. The number of applications for incubation at the Village is also on a steep rise.

Many options are being pursued for resolving the space crunch at the Village. These include refurbishing the HMT building at Kalamassery. This building alone will provide 1.08 lakh sq ft. The 25,000 sq ft facility vacant at the Gem and Jewellery Park at Kalamassery is another choice.

At present, there are 574 startups, 207 student startups, and numerous virtually incubated companies at the Village.

Source: The New Indian Express

March 1st, 2014
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Toonz Introduces More Children to the World of Animation

The Kids Fest 2014 organised by Toonz Animation in February has introduced around 100 students, all children of Technopark employees, to the world of animation.

The fest was organised in association with Natana, the arts club of Technopark, and was a part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of Toonz.

The workshop session on animation techniques was handled by Prosenjit Ganguly, an alumnus and former faculty member of National Institute of Design, Pune. A second session on illusion and magic was by Raja Moorthy, Director, Academy of Magical Science, Kerala.

Source: The New Indian Express

February 13th, 2014
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Mobile App to Send Kisses, Hugs, and Bouquets on Valentine’s Day

Happy news just before Valentine’s Day!

Trivandrum Technopark-based Volmacht Business Solutions (VBS) has developed “KissMS,” a free mobile application that enables the users to send kisses, hugs, and even bouquets to their loved ones.

Badusha Gulam Khader, CEO, VBS, said that KissMS is “a messaging app that enables the user to place a ‘KISS’ at the centre of emotional messaging.”

A text message and/or a 10-second long voice message can also be attached along with the KissMS message. The voice message is limited to 10 seconds so that it gets carried across faster.

The registration for the app can be made using the e-mail id.

For more details, visit www.kissms.me.

Source: The New Indian Express