The Startup Village can help create a new Kerala by providing good eco-systems for innovative ideas, said Sam Pitroda, advisor to Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovations. While interacting with entrepreneurs at the Village on Wednesday, he suggested that they give a presentation at the National Innovation Council scheduled to be held in New Delhi on January 21.
“This is the new face of Kerala, where young minds are able to plant new seeds of growth and bring out new ideas. Lots of young minds coming together and experimenting with new ideas can produce wonders,” he said.
Pitroda exhorted the youngsters to contribute towards developing new ideas that could turn into new ventures in the technology sector.
Reminding the audience that India has an estimated 550 million youths and the creation of jobs for them is a big challenge, he explained that new opportunities should be created by young entrepreneurs and called upon engineers to not underestimate their abilities and give up efforts. “Keep pushing new ideas and it will produce new products. Do not pass on the ideas to others, as it is one’s own property. The entrepreneurs are lucky to have an excellent eco-system here.” To a query from a young entrepreneur on the complicated legal system one has to deal with for patent registration, Kerala IT Principal Secretary and former Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks P H Kurien said that the officials are aware of the complexity and offered governmental help in the registration process.