Deb inaugurates ISRO's incubation centre in Agartala

19 Sep 2018

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday inaugurated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technology Incubation Centre here through video-conferencing from Bengaluru. The incubation centre at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala campus, was launched at the first edition of 'SPACETRONICS' organised by the India Electronics and  Semiconductor Association (IESA). Speaking at the inaugural session, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that ISRO is looking to incubate start-ups which would build applications, offer services and products that can be used internally and exploit opportunities globally. "I am very excited about the tremendous opportunity we have to accelerate the space-related innovation and start-ups through this ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre at NIT, Agartala," he said.
Deb said the government is trying to develop Tripura so that it features in the Indian technology map, by nurturing innovation, entrepreneurship and invention. "We have put in place policies and framework to ensure that the ecosystem is favourable for more partnerships, access to funds, ease of business, networking in the domestic and international market and more importantly, inculcating this new initiative - Space Technology Incubation Centre," he said.