Karnataka has been the torchbearer for development and technology in India – however it’s not enough, believes the state government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
The government is attempting to make the state a worldwide first choice for development, and in an effort to realize this dream, the Chief Minister unveiled ‘Innovate Karnataka’ in Bengaluru.
‘Innovate Karnataka’ will go about as an umbrella brand for all development in the state – whether it’s in emerging technologies, for example, blockchain, apply autonomy, artificial intelligence (AI), nanotechnology, etc, or in the dynamic startup ecosystem that has become a piece of the new, youthful and exciting identity of Karnataka.
Unveiling the brand narrative for ‘Innovate Karnataka’, the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated, “Development can’t happen without advancement, and no advancement is really huge unless it helps people. With ‘Innovate Karnataka’, we hope to begin on the way to Mission 2025: where technology will help in the inclusive development of the state, where better governance can be delivered to the citizens.
The brand was launched with an eye on the future, by a government aware of evolving with the times. Which is the reason, ‘Innovate Karnataka’ will be spearheaded by the Department of Innovation and Technology. A modern, more advanced version of the Department of IT, BT.
The Department of Information Technology was carved out of from Department of Commerce and Industry in 1998, thereby enabling IT to acquire prominence over the State. The Government likewise understood the promise Biotechnology held, and subsequently established the Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology in September 2001. Be that as it may, the mechanical and economic landscape is changing and new problems are springing up. These new problems need new arrangements. The future will be defined not by the IT services, which lead the development of IT, yet through a combination of physical, computerized and organic universes.
Shri Kharge likewise commented on the changing activity and employment markets and how new roles are coming up. He said these will require a large scale reskilling of the current and future workforce, and said Govt of Karnataka was ready to meet the challenge.
Not only this, the government launched several Centers of Excellence (CoE) crosswise over Karnataka at the program, including the Center of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, in relationship with NASSCOM; Center of Excellence for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics, in relationship with ABAI; Center of Excellence for Machine Learning and Robotics at IIITB; Center of Excellence for Cyber Security.
An Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Cluster was announced for Mysore, and a Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Incubator in Hubli was launched – clearly putting the attention on not simply Bengaluru, but rather the rest of the state also. A measure of Rs. 4cr will be spent on each office.
The minister likewise announced a guide for use of blockchain technology in Karnataka, and said that it will be used extensively in governance and service delivery, in a manner that has most extreme social effect.
The event, held at Hotel Lalit Ashok in Bengaluru, additionally observed the dispatch of two portals for the young of the state to participate in ‘Innovate Karnataka’: The Yuva Yuga portal will go about as the one-stop-search for all the data related to the state’s aptitude development program, and the e-Margadarshi will help youth who are searching for employment to satisfy their dreams.