Facts about IT sector in Kerala

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TECHNO PARK

It is the First Technology Park in India which was launched in 1990. It is dedicated to the nation in 1995. Technopark is the IT hub of Kerala. It is an autonomous society promoted by the Government of Kerala. The First chairman of Technopark is K. P. P. Nambiar. It is the biggest IT park in India in terms of built up area. Technopark is currently on Phase III expansion. Phase- IV Expansion project of Technopark is called as Technocity which is an integrated IT township near Pallippuram, Thiruvananthapuram. The development is being planned as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model. Technopark - Kollam at Kundara is another upcoming project. Technopark accounts a total of 70% of IT exports from the State. Technopark is owned and administered by the Government of Kerala and is headed by a chief executive officer (CEO). Technopark is the only IT Park in India having ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004 ; OHSAS 18001:2007 and CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Level 4 certification.

INFO PARK

Infopark is situated in Kakkanad, Ernakulam. It is established in 2004. Infopark Phase I is spread over a 101 acres which has housing over 100 companies which employ more than 30000 professionals. The park is currently on expansion mode.

Smart City Kochi

Smart City Kochi is an IT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) under construction in the city of Kochi. Smart City (Kochi) Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. is a joint venture company formed to build up the Kochi Smart City project. Main investors are Government of Kerala (16% share), TECOM Investments (84% share), a subsidiary of Dubai Holding. Its Vision is to build a large network of knowledge based industry townships across the world. Other project of Smart city is Smart City Malta.

Cyber Park

Cyber Park is in the process of setting up of IT parks at Kozhikode and at the SEZs approved at Kannur and Kasaragod. It is planned in the lines of Technopark and Infopark.