BlackBerry’s first Innovation Zone in Asia Pacific in Kerala
RIM have announced the setting up of Blackberry’s Innovation Zone — the first in the Asia Pacific region — in Kerala, located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. RIM will set up two innovation zones in India this year, including the one at Kochi, RIM Vice President Developer Relations and Ecosystems Development Alec Saunders told reporters.
The location of the second innovation zone is yet to be finalised, he said.
Located at Rubus Labs in the Startup Village, the innovation zone will showcase latest technologies from BlackBerry to inspire future entrepreneurs, he said.
On investment, RIM India Managing Director Sunil Dutt said it is ongoing and at this point, RIM’s participation is in terms of innovative technology and devices.
Harkesh Mittal, Union Secretary, Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology and Head of Union Government’s Incubation programme, said:
The labs will host regular developer activities such as ‘BlackBerry Hackathons and ‘Bar Camps’.
Sanjay Vijaykumar, Chairman (Board of Governors), Startup Village, said:
The objective of the partnership is to motivate young minds by giving access to RIM’s mobile technology and imparting experiences and training from Blackberry experts.