KSUM considers you as our future partners .We are excited to work with you and also
improving your skills. We are distributing Raspberry Pi and electronic kits to school students
and invites innovative project ideas from the students. There will be business competitions and
best project will be recognised.
You can contact us through the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Center (IEDC)
spread across 193 colleges all over the state. If your college doesn't have an IEDC ask the
principal to apply for the same via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maker Village located in KTIZ, Kalamassery Kochi is an electronics incubator promotes
Hardware Startups and also you can make use of the digital fabrication facility available in
KSUM to make your prototype at an affordable cost.
Fab Labs are rapid prototyping centres.A person with an idea can work on machines and come
up with a workable prototype.The Fab labs are used for digital fabrication. More information
about the equipments in FABLAB can be seen in this link(http://fablabkerala.in/about)
The application is through online,you can pre-book(http://fablabkerala.in/) a machine you want to use for a particular
amount of time either for making prototype. Fab lab visits can also be done online.The FAB lab
workshops will be scheduled weekly and will be communicated via social media.
No, if you are planning to get incubated in KSUM, the idea will be evaluated and given feedbacks about
the same. Or else you can apply for the idea day scheme which is a scheme providing grant upto Rs 2
Lakh for an idea.
We have a pre-incubation facility, wherein startups will be given 3 to 6 months time to check if the idea is
viable. During the pre-incubation period, the startups need not necessarily be incorporated. For entering
into the incubation the startup need to be registered a LLP or a PVT LTD company.
Yes, you can get incubated with Startup Mission to get a potential mentors, network with a lot of people
in the same lines. The startup shall be under the definition as prescribed by the Government of India.
Idea Day is an event for pitching select ideas got from IEDC of 193 colleges all over the
state and the best ideas will be funded 2 lakhs for making the prototype, and also 10
lakhs for realising the prototype to commercialization.
Technology Innovation Fellowship Programme is a flagship program for creating
awareness among entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state. The fellows selected will be
responsible for evangelizing emerging technologies in schools and es.
*To enable the students with coding skills
* To promote DIY among the students
* To increase the creativity of students
* To bring in more projects from the students
* To bring in Innovative ideas from the students
KSUM conducts Idea Day every first saturday of the month and collects innovative and promising ideas
to fund 2 lakhs upto the prototype level. Even students will be given 10 lakhs to scale up the prototype
into the product
Visit www.startupmission.kerala.gov.in and click the link Register>Startups->Apply Now
Do you have a brilliant innovative idea? Submit your application form and pitch your idea in
front of a panel of experts.
As per Kerala Technology Startup Policy, Clause 3.7; An international startup programme would be set
up to send the most brilliant startups, college and school students to leading startup
destinations around the world for getting global exposure at a young stage. Select college principals and
teachers would also be send for gaining international exposure to learn about startup culture in
universities like Stanford, Harvard and MIT and see how MOOC’s are being used in various schools and
colleges for education. Similarly tie-ups may be setup to bring world class startups to work alongside
startups in Kerala for faster learning and cultural exchange. The
programme would be executed by K-SUM.
Mainly all Engineering College Students,Polytechnic College Students and now we are trying to
implement in all arts & science College Students as well . All faculties of Colleges can also participate in
The startup i3 is a platform for students to express their innovative ideas in a group. Brainstorm ideas in a
group will help the students to ascertain whether their idea is viable or not. The mentoring sessions is
made in such a way that the best ideas will be taken from the group. Innovative ideas will be shown the
best path as to how well the same can be executed.
KSUM regularly organizes workshops for development of the skills in entrepreneurship, management and
technology. Adept professionals from top universities will be available to interact and conduct the
KSUM provides pre-incubation, incubation and acceleration facilities for startups. KSUM also
provides the right mentorship to take the startup to the next level. Industry connects,
Funding,Technical guidance,Startup Support,International Exposure,Patent Support,Innovation
Grants,Seed funding, etc are provided by Kerala Startup Mission. There are MIT Fab labs to
support digital Fabrication, Future Technology Labs to promote future technologies like
AI,AR,ML,BCI,VR,Robotics etc. where the startups can make use of it for developing their
Yes, KSUM supports incubated startups and entrepreneurs.
● 100% payment for travel including the VISA charges (Applicable for one
● 50 % payment for travel including the VISA charges (Applicable for two
All amounts are re-imbursible and the criteria is as given below
● Receipt for payment of Visa charges or online transaction remittance details
● Original ticket
● Receipt for remittance of ticket charges or online transaction details for the
● Boarding pass/ self-certified copy of boarding pass
● Details with route map for online cab services
● Taxi receipts indicating start/end point of journey with total distance, date and
● Details of the program (Mail)
● Report on the programme attended
KSUM regularly conducts events across the state.There are 193 Innovation Entrepreneurship
Development Centers in colleges and each IEDC conduct hackathons, Ideathons,Bussiness
modelling sessions,Design thinking workshops,Technical workshops etc. Apart from the college
events KSUM have a network of community partners who conduct events across the state. For
Example Startup Weekend by Head Start, Social Entrepreneurship sessions by Villgro, Technical
workshops by Hackster Kerala, Tinker hub, Mobconf etc.
KSUM also conduct events like IEDC SUMMIT,Seeding Kerala,FAB XL etc
Kerala Startup Mission is the nodal agency to promote the Startups in the State.The State
Government is implementing the Technology Startup Policy through Kerala Startup Mission.
KSUM has 3 offices in Kerala - Trivandrum, Cochin and Calicut.
Get in touch with KSUM
We'd love to hear from you. We are here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have.