Chief Minister Basavaraj S. Bommai revealed at the Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) that Karnataka wants to construct six new cities to support the expansion of information and technology businesses in the state in addition to creating a dedicated start-up park to fuel the sector’s growth.
Speaking at the 25th summit, Bommai predicted that these cities would emerge in Kalaburagi, Hubballi-Dharwad, Mangaluru, Mysuru, and Bengaluru, with the start-up pack being built close to the airport.
“These cities will be well-designed, cutting-edge, and support IT and start-ups. A dedicated Start-up Park will be constructed close to the Bengaluru international airport. It will be multi-modal and help promote various facets of the start-up eco-system,” he said, adding that the government must do more to foster the expansion of the startup sector.
Also, he stated that the government will start working on creating these cities in next six months.
The event was virtually inaugurated earlier in the day by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who claimed that India had demonstrated to the rest of the world how to democratize technology and give it a human touch. He claimed that the country was able to get through the Covid-19 pandemic’s challenging periods thanks to technological advances and the way government organizations adopted them.
The Department of Electronics, BT, IT, Government of Karnataka, S&T, and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) jointly arranged the event.
The event, which includes a multi-track conference on IT and electronics, deep tech, start-ups, and biotech in addition to including Global Innovation Alliance and India USA Tech Conclave, has over 300 start-ups showcasing their goods and services. The event’s start-up track will emphasize social entrepreneurship, grassroots innovation, robotics, fintech, digital public goods, and women in technology.