Centre of Excellence will focus on providing startups in Kerala with the technology and space for learning, collaboration, and community
Kochi: Kerala Startup Mission, the nodal agency of Kerala government for technical entrepreneurship in the State has partnered with Unity Technologies to launch a Centre of Excellence for AR/VR and gaming.
Through this Centre of Excellence, Unity will extend support to startups developing products, services, and games on platforms including mobile, PC, and various AR/VR hardware.
This Centre of Excellence will also have a special focus on providing different levels of training on AR/VR developer tools to students and professionals in the State. The partnership is a significant step forward for developing an AR/VR ecosystem in Kerala.
“This Centre of Excellence for AR/VR Developer tools with Unity Technologies is a step taken by Kerala governemnt towards creating an ecosystem for new businesses to grow and cater to the global demand,” Kerala IT & Electronics Department Secretary M Sivasankar said.
“Unity is at the center of the AR/VR ecosystem, powering over 60 per cent of all content and we see this industry growing significantly over the next few years,” said Hubert Larenaudie, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Unity Technologies.
“Kerala Startup Mission is committed towards creating an enabling ecosystem for young ventures working on various emerging technologies. We will be working with ICT Academy of Kerala for skilling interested students and professionals on these design and development tools,” Kerala Startup Mission CEO Saji Gopinath said.
“In the Industry 4.0 world, AR/VR is a vital technology that has applications in multiple domains, hence youth with skills and competencies in AR/VR will have a unique advantage in the future jobs market. ICTAK is delighted to be skilling interested students and professionals on these design and development tools” said Santhosh Kurup, CEO, ICT Academy of Kerala.
Kerala Startup Mission is the nodal agency of Government of Kerala for promoting technology entrepreneurship in the state.
It is the implementing body for the Kerala Technology Startup Policy that supports the startup ecosystem by means of different components such as infrastructure, incubators and accelerators, human capital development, funding, and exposure programs.
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