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PubliCity: Karnataka plans set up of Tech Development Board

The Karnataka government is mulling over setting up a Technology Development Board to promote information technology and knowledge economy in the state, said chief minister BS Yediyurappa

The 22nd edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019, the flagship event of the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka, was inaugurated by Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in the presence of deputy chief minister and minister for IT, BT and S&T, CN Ashwath Narayan and other guests of honour.

During his inaugural address CM Yediyurappa said, "Karnataka is moving towards becoming an innovation hub, a gradual shift from the services sector to product development. Our state has been at the forefront of technology globally and the fact that we have participation from 22 countries at this year's Summit substantiates that fact.

“I strongly believe that innovation and entrepreneurship will be the driving forces in the years to come. The state government is keen to ensure that Karnataka remains the national leader in Innovation and enhances its place in the global economy by focusing on skilling, incubating startups, developing global alliances, and providing a framework for supporting innovation,” said Yediyurappa.

DyCM Ashwath Narayan said, ““Karnataka and particularly Bengaluru has been widely referred to as one of the fastest growing technology hubs in the world and supporting and hand-holding start-ups has been a cornerstone of the state policy.”