Minister for Information Technology and Industries P.K. Kunhalikutty has called on the youth to kick-start an industrial revolution in the State.
He was delivering the keynote address at the valedictory of the 25th Kerala Science Congress (KSC) here on Friday.
Mr. Kunhalikutty said the younger generation could liberate universities from excess politicisation and convert academic research findings into industrial ventures.
He said initiatives such as the Start-up Village would trigger major changes in the industrial sector. “It is significant that foreign delegates at the Emerging Kerala summit had expressed more interest in the education sector.”
Mr. Kunhalikutty said projects such as Infopark, other new IT parks, and opportunities provided by science and technology would lead Kerala on to a new path. The high-level committee constituted by the government to coordinate the activities of the departments of Science and Technology and IT would help to finalise and implement the new science policy, he said.
The Minister presented awards to the winners of the best paper and poster competition organised as part of the congress. KSC president V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai presided over the function. Its chairman A.E. Muthunayagam and convener R. Prakashkumar were present.