The ongoing Kerala Innovation Week has been showcasing the latest developments in technology, as organisers are bracing up to cap the May 22-28 event with a flurry of programmes on the concluding day.
Registrations to join the weekend’s proceedings at the Technology Innovation Zone in Kalamassery can be made at https://iwkerala.org/programs/, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) informed today.
A ‘Creator’s Summit’ in the noon will be a highlight of the programmes on Saturday, where experts in digital science will discuss the trends in the field. The concluding hours of the fest, aimed at enriching the state’s collaborative startup ecosystem to boost entrepreneurship, will provide delegates with opportunities to know more about design-3D-maker products. The other attractions are a fashion show, music night and a food festival.
The Innovation Week, with 5,000 delegates, has put students’ products on display. Also the event is hosting stalls on KSUM’s RINK (Research Innovation Network Kerala) that functions as a bridge between research centres and the marketing potential of their products. There will be facilities to visit fablabs, too, on Saturday.
This week, the venue saw sessions that wooed women towards technology-based job prospects. KSUM held a panel discussion on ‘Why Hack? Innovate Her’ in association with multinational Ernst & Young.
The Innovation Week, which began with a cycle safari at the dawn of the inaugural day, features 40-plus speakers, close to 30 stakeholders and 25-odd innovative idea communities. It has a wide range of programmes totalling 20, the highlights being technology workshop, Hackathon, women in tech, exhibition of products and an investor café, besides design and maker fest.
The programme, which is being conducted in association with Global Shapers Community, Kochi, is an initiative of World Economic Forum. The event comes as part of the state government’s effort to propel the economy with new-age technology.
KSUM is the nodal agency of the Kerala government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.