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July 28th, 2014

‘Prathidhwani’ to Conduct Creative Writing Competition for Technopark Employees

Trivandrum Technopark-based sociocultural organization ‘Prathidhwani’ will organize a creative writing contest in English and Malayalam for professionals working in the park.

There will be poetry, short story, and essay writing competitions.  First and second best entries in each category in both languages will win attractive prizes.

All entries must be submitted online to, before August 10. A contestant can submit only one entry per category.

Source: The New Indian Express

July 1st, 2014

UST Global Acquires Renaissance Solutions


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

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

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

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