Special Correspondent

It was on a UNIDO mission seeking technological ties between the two countries.

Thiruvananthapuram: A high-level delegation from the Industrialisation Ministry of Kenya visited the Technopark campus here on Tuesday.

The team consisting of the Permanent Secretary and senior experts held discussions with Technopark officials.

The delegation was on a mission initiated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) seeking technological ties between the two countries.

The delegation was accompanied by Anthony de Sa, Director of the UNIDO Centre for South-South Industrial Cooperation in Delhi; V.K. Damodaran, UNIDO International Energy Consultant and Alexander Varghese, Director, UNIDO.

The team held discussions with R.K. Nair, CEO of Technopark and M. Vasudevan, Senior Manager (Business Development).

Business expansion

The team expressed interest in expanding their business incubation centre in Nairobi and sought cooperation in electronic and software ideas from the Technopark team.

The members also visited the Technology Business Incubator and the U.S. Technology Global campus.

“Technopark was extremely happy to have the delegation from Kenya here and it was a moment of pride to know that our incubation initiatives have encouraged them to do something on similar lines in their country as well. The delegation was extremely satisfied with their visit to Technopark and we are looking forward to a long and successful association with the IT team of Kenya in the near future,” Mr. R.K. Nair said.

The team had already visited Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Jaipur, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Bangalore.