April 1st, 2015
Team @ Kerala IT

SmartCity Kochi: Work on Second Phase to Begin Soon

Work on the second phase of SmartCity Kochi is expected to kickstart in June. This will coincide with the inauguration of the LEED Platinum-certified SCK01—the first building in Phase 1.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the board of directors of SmartCity Kochi held in Dubai in March. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had also attended the meeting. The directors reasserted the timeline of June for the inauguration of the LEED first building.

With the completion of the second phase, 65 percent of the entire project would be completed.

The CM said that the Dubai Emir and UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum would be invited for the inauguration.

SCK has already approached internationally renowned project management consultants (PMCs) to ensure that the second building would be as or even more cutting-edge and trendsetting as the first. Proposals from the PMCs are under scrutiny, and architects and building specifications are expected to be finalised within the next few weeks.

Over 50 percent of the space in the first building has already been confirmed for occupancy by major IT companies, and the first building is expected to generate close to 5,000 jobs.

The first building in the SCK campus, with 1 lakh sq ft on a single floor plate, has been designed as a ‘lifestyle-at-work’ project. It offers terrace gardening, large plazas, social spaces, supporting amenities, food court, banks, ATMs, and much more.

Source: The Hindu

April 1st, 2015
Team @ Kerala IT

Technopark-Based WIFI Solutions Launches Laptop Rental Schemes

Trivandrum Technopark-based WIFI Solutions has launched laptop rental schemes in Trivandrum.  These schemes have been developed keeping in mind the requirements of small and large businesses across South India.

WIFI has been providing laptop rentals on daily, weekly or monthly terms to a wide variety of businesses since 2005. The services of the company are extremely useful when software companies need a few extra laptops to get through final project phase timelines. International outsourcing companies that need several hundred laptops for a week-long convention can also benefit from WIFI’s services.

WIFI promises overnight delivery of laptops anywhere in South India. In many cities, they may also provide same-day delivery service.

For more information, call 984 647 1000 or send an e-mail to info@wifiapac.com.

Source: Technopark Today

March 30th, 2015
Team @ Kerala IT

People Pro and Infopark Present ‘Kool Kamp’


Kool Kamp is a fun, activity-based leadership camp designed to provide every child with an experience he/she will never forget. This camp thrives on the imagination and energy of the students and staff to create an unforgettable summer experience.

During Kool Kamp, children will be put through a series of theme-based indoor and outdoor activities, mind-boggling interactive sessions, theatre, role play, team work, and much more. Outbound activities like rock-climbing and tight-rope walking, as well as nature walks, trekking, etc. will also bring them into contact with their adventurous side.

Last date for registration: March 31

Venue: Infopark Kakkanad
Date: April 6–11, 2015
Contact : Jasna Cyril (854 756 4263)

Source: Infopark on Facebook

March 29th, 2015
Team @ Kerala IT

Cognizant’s New Campus Coming Up in Infopark Phase II


Cognizant Technology Solutions is developing its new campus in Phase II of Infopark Kochi. When fully completed, the campus will have a built-up area of 1.6 million sq ft and the capacity to accommodate about 12,000 professionals.

Source: Infopark on Facebook

March 29th, 2015
Team @ Kerala IT

NASSCOM Lists Trivandrum and Kochi as Upcoming Start-up Locations

A NASSCOM report on Tech Start-ups in the country has listed Trivandrum and Kochi as the next emerging destinations in Kerala.

The report has underlined the fact that there is an entrepreneurial culture gaining momentum in Kerala. The number of start-ups currently operational in the state is around 700.

There are also about 15 business incubators that boost the start-up ecosystem in the state. The Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) in Trivandrum is India’s first and most successful non-academic business incubator. A joint venture by Technopark Trivandrum and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, it was launched in 2006 and currently hosts more than 200 of the country’s most promising start-ups.

The Startup Village in Kochi is another technology business incubator that has contributed immensely to the entrepreneurial culture evolving in the state. It is the country’s first incubator to be funded jointly by the public and private sector. It is promoted by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Technopark Trivandrum; and MobME Wireless. The Village has produced 533 start-ups and created a total of 2,889 jobs last year.

 In addition to this, government and private players are planning to launch more incubators in the future.

The other locations featuring in NASSCOM’s list include Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur.

Bangalore remains the hottest destination for start-ups, followed by Delhi-NCR. Overall, India is the fourth fastest growing start-up destination in the world, after US, UK, and Israel.

India has more than 3,100 start-ups, of which 800 were added in 2014 alone. If this trend continues, there will be 11,500 start-ups generating 2.5 lakh jobs in the country by 2020.

Source: Technopark Today