New Delhi: In order to strengthen the start-up ecosystem and collaborative innovation in India, the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mikro Grafeio Services Pvt. ltd. Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, CEO, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission Pvt Ltd. (KDEM), and Mr. Santosh Mahalingam, CEO, Mikro Grafeio Services Pvt. Ltd., has signed an MOU in Bengaluru to promote the “Beyond Bengaluru” mission in key cities and emerging districts of Karnataka through enhanced collaborative initiatives.
This MoU aims to bring about a needed change in the perception of commercial spaces in cities other than Bangalore so that the correct social and economic impact emerges.
By identifying potential clusters in the state, KDEM’s Beyond Bengaluru program champions the goal of extending the expansion of the digital economy beyond Bangalore. KDEM’s Beyond Bengaluru program aims to develop a community of top industry leaders, entrepreneurs, start-up owners, universities, accelerators and student population, with the aim of attracting investments and create jobs in the state.
Mikro Grafeio Services Pvt. ltd. is a social impact startup that aims to create jobs in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. They encourage hybrid work models by offering flexible workplaces that allow employees to work from home. It aims to incentivize companies and organizations to set up global offshore capabilities in Mysore, Mangalore and Hubbali clusters with the help of KDEM by developing and pooling resources and creating plug-and-play infrastructure. Engaging with the hospitality industry to optimize existing inventories and establishing sector-specific incubation centers are also on the table.
Santhosh Mahalingam, CEO of Mikro Grafeio Services, spoke about the sustainability and overall social impact of the MoU. “As an ESG-conscious company, we strive to bridge the digital divide and strengthen local economies by providing universal access to entrepreneurial and career opportunities, especially in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.” We also plan to enhance our skills expertise to meet the needs of KDEM’s talent accelerator ecosystem in growing cities and towns to accelerate industry-specific talent development projects. »