Technopark, India’s first & now the single largest information technology park, is celebrating 20 years of its inspiring, successful existence.Â This greenest IT park, which has played a cardinal role in spearheading and shaping IT infrastructure & IT sector investments in Kerala, began its incredible, enviable journey in July 1990.
It was conceived by the Government of Kerala as a facility to foster and advance the development of high tech industries in the state under the Chairmanship of renowned industrialist Shri K P P Nambiar, ably supported by Mr. G Vijayaraghavan as its Founder CEO.Â Â It was set up under the aegis of Electronics Technology Park, Kerala an autonomous body under the Department of Information Technology, Government of Kerala. The primary objective was to create infrastructure and provide support required for nurturing high-technology companies.
The foundation stone for the first building in Technopark was laid on March 31, 1991 by Shri E K Nayanar, the then Chief Minister of Kerala.Â Â It was formally dedicated to the nation by the then Prime Minister, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao in November 1995.
The rapidly growing Technopark, which is transforming itself into a ‘silicon coast’, today hosts companies spanning the entire spectrum of domains, and have a staggering built-up area of 4.5 million sq ft.Â Â It is home to 185 IT & ITeS companies employing an estimated 30,000 professionals.
Global IT behemoths like IBM and Oracle are planning to set up shop at this largest information technology park in India.Â This greenest park also houses technology and business schools such as the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kerala (IIITM-K), The Asian School of Business etc.
Today, on the Foundation day, Technopark will felicitate its stakeholders who have contributed substantially towards its growth and development during this 2 decade long transformational journey.Â Â It’s their prescience, conviction and diligence which helped in setting a benchmark of quality, state-of-the-art infrastructure for others to emulate!
On this momentous moment, TechnoparkToday congratulates Technopark and its visionary leadership for leading the way with imagination, insight, and boldness.