Kochi: Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has launched a novel initiative as a part of its flagship IEDC (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Improvement Centre) programme, in search of to supply a gamified studying platform to scholar innovators and establishments to discover in addition to experiment with unconventional concepts.
Christened as Innovators Premier League (IPL) 2021, the endeavour comes within the wake of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asserting an Innovation Problem final weekend whereas inaugurating a Digital Hub on the KSUM’s Built-in Startup Advanced at Kalamassery right here.
The League, which started on September 18, will witness actions in three distinct domains–innovation, expertise and entrepreneurship, a launch issued by Startup Mission stated.
“Spanning 4 months, the IPL will characteristic challenges apart from hackathons, ideathons, innovation festivals, startup bootcamps and iTalks amongst others. The IPL will allow KSUM to establish and nurture 1,000 gifted scholar innovators from Kerala and assist in constructing a enterprise round their concepts,” it stated.
Collaborating scholar innovators and IEDCs will earn innovation reward factors that may be redeemed on the IEDC summit to be held in January subsequent yr.
The perfect 100 innovators chosen by way of this four-month IPL and 100 high innovators will get innovation grants.
KSUM will assist 1,000 finest innovators by way of mentoring, incubation enterprise join and fund high 100 innovators, KSUM stated.
Other than this, the perfect 100 innovators merchandise shall be showcased on the IEDC summit.
IPL goals to convey consciousness and sensitization of IEDC, encourage actions amongst college students, construct a competitively entrepreneurial mindset amongst innovators and create a stronger pipeline of startups.
“IPL will maintain competitions for college kids and different skills in establishments first on the school stage, adopted by regional stage. These shall be carried out beneath three main pillars: innovation, expertise and entrepreneurship. The league competitors runs on a scale the place establishments and college students can obtain factors by way of conducting boot camps, workshops, startup technology and patents beneath varied classes,” the discharge stated.
This IPL is slated to finish on December 30 this yr and a handful of the winners will get publicity to enterprise tycoons and ecosystem enablers on the subsequent IEDC Summit.
KSUM, based in 2006 is the state’s nodal company for entrepreneurship growth and incubation actions and has been primarily designated to ascertain and function a Know-how Innovation Zone as a world innovation incubator hub for varied expertise sectors.