In the budget 2022-23 announcement, Government of Karnataka launched a loan assistance scheme for womem startups called Vriddhi scheme. Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) in association with Karnataka State Women Development corporation (KSWDC) invited applications for “Vriddhi” Scheme from women entrepreneurs who have been selected as Winners or Runners Up under Idea2PoC Calls/ Elevate/Amrita Startups. Under this scheme KSWDC will be providing loan assistance of upto INR 10 lakhs at 4% interest rate to be repaid in 60 installments.
The Start-up Challenge 2022 was aimed at encouraging the winners to create innovative and relevant products and services for Sanjeevini – Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (KSRLPS) that may potentially develop into implementable projects under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) towards forming viable business ventures for Self Help Group (SHG) women or solve social problems.
To commemorate the occasion of the 75th year of India’s Independence, Amrita Startups 2021 was launched by the Department of El.,IT,Bt and S&T, for identifying Innovative Startups by SC / ST, OBC and Minorities under the Idea2PoC Scheme. Under Amrita Startups 2021, The Backward Class Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka supported startups led /co-led by entrepreneurs from Other Backward Classes (OBC) with a one-time grant, to aid entrepreneurs in early-stage funding.
To commemorate the occasion of the 75th year of India’s Independence, Amrita Startups 2021 was launched by the Department of El.,IT,Bt and S&T, for identifying Innovative Startups by SC / ST, OBC and Minorities under the Idea2PoC Scheme. Under Amrita Startups 2021, The Minority Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka supported startups led /co-led by entrepreneurs from minority category with a one-time grant, to aid entrepreneurs in early-stage funding.
The Department of Social Welfare, Government of Karnataka, has launched Elevate Unnati, a scheme to foster entrepreneurs working on rural and social impact technologies. This scheme is launched with an aim of giving benefits to the SC/ST Entrepreneurs of the states. Karnataka Elevate Unnati Scheme will provide financial support to entrepreneurs from SC/ST communities of Karnataka.
Karnataka State Police conducted a Hackathon for finding workable solutions for day-to-day problems faced by Police, as well as for data mining and analytics solutions to strengthen Police functioning at any location within the region.Sarvatra, a team from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, won the India Police Hackathon 2019 (Facial Recognition), the second and third prizes went to the Team Vikings…
Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka through its Vision Group in Science & Technology has established two Centres of Excellence in the State. One of the Centre of Excellence is in Digital Forensics Intelligence and the second Centre of Excellence is in Artificial Intelligence for fostering groundbreaking research to develop the solutions that address societal problems.
The Department of Tourism and its undertakings through the new Tourism Policy vows to collaborate with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society to identify and promote Startups and emerging technologies with significant potential to improve the tourism sector of Karnataka. Technologies such as mobile apps, computer vision, virtual reality, augmented reality, simulated reconstruction, machine learning, etc…..
Department of Tourism in order to strengthen the Tourism sector in the State through innovations brought in by Startups and to promote Digital Tourism, had organized an Innovative Product Showcase opportunity for Startups focusing on Tourism sector. The program named ‘Startup Showcase’ was designed for Startups funded by Department of Tourism and Department of Electronics, IT, Bt & ST…