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Kerala Startup Mission

Kerala Startup Mission played the pivotal role in development, orchestrating every piece of a vibrant Startup ecosystem. Startups in Kerala are stretching their limits as they focus more on to future technologies and finding solutions for problems in ways not experimented before. We have seen entrepreneurs from Kerala also shining in the limelight of success in international forums. Success stories are written in sectors other than Software and IT also. Kerala technology startup policy 2014 has been implemented and that in turn leads to more proactive measures in the new State IT policy 2017.

Kerala towards the end of this decade is witnessing a wave of innovative and entrepreneurial efforts from discrete sectors. The startup ecosystem is well equipped to mark the next quantum leap. Every block an entrepreneurial ecosystem needs is falling in place. Kerala possess a unique model of connecting academics, industries, R&D institutions and startups, apart from other Startup Ecosystems in the country. The Ecosystem is prioritized in such a way that it caters technologies to create developmental interventions for community. Creating a DIY culture at schools stimulates grass root level impact, which further on gets handhold by Mini FAB labs and IEDCs at colleges thereby resulting in having passion to create entrepreneurs and innovators adapt with latest technologies and unicorns at home.

The entrepreneurial wave witnessed in the state need to be showcased, as it can provide valuable insights to the stakeholders of the Ecosystem. Few States in this country has such a strong network of Schools, Colleges, Incubators, Research centers, Government institutions and Startups aligned and interlinked together to bring out success stories. Kerala has always been a land of high literacy rates, skilled labours and exceptional health records. Now it’s becoming an excellent host and enabler for world-class entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and startups.

Government of Kerala initiated the startup movement through Kerala Startup Mission by forging and implementing forward-looking policies for creating a vibrant start up ecosystem in the state primarily to foster the growth of innovation lead technology entrepreneurship.

Spreading the spirit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Our Vision

To strengthen the Startup Eco System to support Industrial growth of Kerala

  • To address the ecosystem development challenges – Enterprise, Market, Product, Knowledge, Idea, Culture
  • To promote technology based entrepreneurship activities from the school level and create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state.
  • Create the infrastructure and environment required for promoting entrepreneurial activities.
  • To implement industry institute linkages which shall foster in building an entrepreneurial culture in Kerala
  • Promote research and development activities among the students in the state.


Everything begins with an idea.

Come alive

Make your idea come alive.

Grow Up

Give it everything to grow up.


Go bigger and flourish.


KSUM works to achieve the following objectives.

1 1

To undertake in a time bound and mission oriented basis; the planning, establishment and management of Technology Business Incubators in Kerala so as to promote technology based entrepreneurship activities and create the infrastructure and environment required for promoting high technology based business activities.

2 2

To encourage local entrepreneurship and attract Non Resident Indians & foreign national entrepreneurs and Companies to set up high technology based business activities in the region.

3 3

To undertake major initiatives to assist in innovation promotion in the region.

4 4

To accelerate the up-gradation of research and development facilities in Universities and other Institutions in the region to make them capable of carrying out leading edge research in high technology areas.

5 5

To encourage and support established technology business units to carry out innovation research for developing new products and services.

6 6

To build appropriate models for Entrepreneurship Development through research matching the socio-cultural environment of Kerala.

7 7

To organize and co-ordinate faculty development programs for the technical and management faculty in the colleges in the State, organize Technopreneurship development programs, Entrepreneurship development programmers etc.

8 8

To plan and implement industry institute linkages and create a Networking of all the Arts & Science Colleges, Polytechnics, Engineering colleges and management schools in the state for better knowledge sharing and up-gradation of the quality of the technical education in the state of Kerala.

9 9

To promote knowledge driven and technology based start up ventures by students, faculty personnel, other local entrepreneurs and employee turned entrepreneurs.


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