The incubation centre was inaugurated remotely by Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb from Bengaluru in Karnataka Credit: EastMojo image

Agartala: In an attempt to boost manufacturing and innovations along with Industrial trends, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) opened its first space technology incubation centre in NIT, Agartala, on Tuesday. The incubation centre was inaugurated remotely by Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb from the country’s tech hub Bengaluru in Karnataka.

The centre will incubate start-ups to build applications and products, along with the industry, that can be used in future space missions.

In his address, Deb lauded the remarkable steps being taken by the ISRO for the development of the country. During the programme, the CM elucidated the extensive efforts made by the state government under its vision for transforming Tripura to make the state a vibrant trade and commerce hub not only for the Northeast but also for the entire Southeast Asian region.

Deb asked the representatives from various electronic and IT sector companies to come and invest in Tripura. Elaborating his pitch, he said that favourable factors such as robust connectivity, cheap and continuous power supply, favorable climatic conditions, proximity to Chittagong port, etc, exist which can be optimised, especially for the growth of electronics as well as the IT and ITes sector in the state.

The incubation centre at NIT Agartala is the first one among six such centres that have been planned in the country. The remaining five will come up in Jalandhar, Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Nagpur and Tirichirapalli. The ISRO would also set up regional academic centres for space in Jaipur, Banaras, Patna, Guwahati, Kurukshetra and Kanyakumari, say reports.

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