BANGALORE: A innovation cluster for the animation industry would be set up in Yelahanka at an estimated cost of `120 to `130 crore.
Addressing a convention of animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) investors in the city on Tuesday, Principal Secretary of the Department of IT, BT, Science and Technology M N Vidyashankar said that the project would be completed by the end of next year. “The land for project has already been identified. The animation policy would be taken to its logical conclusion. A milestone in excellence and advisory group would be formed for the animation policy,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of the Infosys Science Foundation T V Mohandas Pai said that people from the animation industry had to cater to the global market. Lamenting the fact that the animation industry did not have a ‘matured’ angel network in the city, he called for the creation of such a network for the development of the sector.
Pai also said that the government should bring together the film industry and the animation sector as ‘one would supplement and complement the other’. “The country has harnessed the creative talent individually and not collectively,” he observed.