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Government of Kerala decided to open an dedicated Aerospace park in tie with ISRO.

As part of Phase 1.

1. 20 Acres of Land opposite Technocity
2. 5 Acres for ISRO
3. 15 Acres will be alloted to private to build and develop components required for ISRO
4. ISRO will provide all the technical support and advice for government and private parties.
5. ISRO to advice on what kind of contruction required
6. Government to provide all infrastructure support.

looking forward this park to flourish in future as the VSSC in Trivandrum and Valiyamala will be directly involved and want this to flourish.

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Kerala-ISRO space tech park likely to go live from June
Published: November 8, 2018 12:23 AM

The state Cabinet has cleared permission to allow 3.94 acre of land in Technocity, Thiruvananthapuram, on 90-year lease, sources said

The Kerala government is preparing to set up a nano space technology Park with technical support from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). An MoU (memorandum of understanding) on this will be signed soon.

The state Cabinet has given the go-ahead for the space park initiative with the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), the rocket science node of the ISRO, sources in the Kerala CMO told FE. The facility is likely to start functioning from June 2019.

The idea is to create a manufacturing hub for small satellites and rocket launching devices. This nano space park will enable start-ups in the space technology to upgrade themselves with the state-of-the-art common facility centre offered by the VSSC.

The state Cabinet has cleared permission to allow 3.94 acre of land in Technocity, Thiruvananthapuram, on 90-year lease, sources said.

Nissan had recently set up a facility for its global digital hub for manufacturing driver-less cars in the Kerala Capital. For the upcoming nano space park, Nissan is likely to be the research partner in artificial intelligence.

The ISRO, which had considered an incubation centre in tie-up with Kerala’s knowledge city, later dropped the plan over security reasons. However, since it already outsources manufacturing of satellites, the new common facility centre for start-ups was considered attractive.

What makes it an integrated ecology for space technology is the presence of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) in the vicinity to provide academic support.

As a precursor, data analysis start-ups will get going in January by working on data sent by ISRO satellites.

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Airbus global aerospace accelerator to set up innovation centre in Trivandrum

Airbus BizLab India, a global aerospaceaccelerator which is part of Airbus, signed a MoU with Kerala Government to set up an Aerospace Innovation Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

The Centre would support aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to dabble in the aerospace and defence sectors.
Under the MoU, an Innovation Centre will be set up in Thiruvananthapuram, which will be the nodal body for planning and executing all the activities to help the startups.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will grace a formal ceremony in his chamber on Saturday (November 17) to mark the signing of the MoU between Anand E. Stanley, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia, and Dr Saji Gopinath, CEO, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM).

Airbus BizLab will also provide support and mentoring for startups in Kerala and conduct regular workshops and discussions with experts from the aerospace and defence sectors.

Further, the France-headquartered company, which has set up facilities in Bengaluru, Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Madrid (Spain) to create a global network of business accelerators, is to run training programmes to acquaint participants with aerospace technologies.

Kerala Government said that the company will identify opportunities for Kerala to adapt aerospace technologies across sectors and bring all the relevant Airbusteams and startups to demonstrate technologies. After a successful demonstration, it will help the innovation centre to sign partnerships and deploy the technologies.

“It is a landmark agreement that will give a huge fillip to Kerala’s efforts to nurture innovations and startups in the aerospace and defence sectors. It will help the startups in the state to leverage the expertise of Airbus in transforming their innovative ideas into scalable businesses,” said Tom Jose, Kerala Chief Secretary

“The initiative aims to foster local talent in the aerospace domain and help promising startups to contribute towards shaping the future of flying not only in India but the world,” said Anand E. Stanley, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia.

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^^ Anybody knows how we got Airbus in ?... ST ??
Or the infamous fish curry/stew techniques!!

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More details on Aerospace Park and Airbus facility

Kerala plans aerospace park, aims to supply components for Isro projects
Gireesh Babu | Chennai | Last Updated at November 18 2018 16:24 IST
The Government of Kerala is in the process of setting up an aerospace park and is also targeting development and manufacturing related to space projects in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). The project aims to develop an ecosystem, including setting up a large manufacturing base, for aerospace components and vehicles in the long-run.

The government has allocated 20 acres near Technocity, a state-run IT park in Thiruvananthapuram, for the project. It has already allocated five acres to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a part of Isro, to develop common facilities. Aerospace and spacecraft component manufacturers and innovation companies can set up their facilities either on their own or with the government-built infrastructure to start production.

The government is in talks with Isro for an agreement, under which the latter may offer guidance and also the potential of a buy-back order, which could enable the companies to start production.

The move comes at a time when Isro is shifting the majority of its basic manufacturing activities to the private industry so that it can focus on actual research and development for larger projects, including the first indigenous human spaceflight mission. The organisation has been identifying industries and consortium to produce components and even complete rockets and satellites for it. With precision being paramount in manufacturing such products, Isro would focus on monitoring quality and ensuring that the products meet set parameters.

"This is the place where the space missions of India originated, but unfortunately there are no private industry related to the sector in the state. Besides, several well-experienced top brains retiring from the units of Isro in the state are currently sitting in some colleges due to lack of opportunities to further utilise their expertise. The state should originate some initiative to utilise them and that is the aim of the aerospace park," said M C Dathan, former director of VSSC and the scientific advisor to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at present

Isro has four centres in Thiruvananthapuram, including VSSC, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Isro Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST).

Several major component manufacturers have shown interest in setting up their units at the aerospace park. The state government is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Isro to take the project forward in the next one or two months, Dathan said. There is also a plan to develop infrastructure for industries working on applications utilising remote sensing and navigation data, among other things, provided by Isro for use in day-to-day life. The government is also expected to come up with a larger facility for manufacturing larger products in the sector.

On Saturday, Airbus signed an MoU with the Kerala Start Up Mission to assist start-ups in the state in the aerospace field. Airbus will start an innovation centre as part of Airbus BizLab Accellerator in Thiruvananthapuram, which will run under the Bengaluru-based Airbus BizLab centre of the company. Bengaluru is one of the four BizLabs in the world, while others are located in France's Toulouse, Madrid and Germany's Hamburg. Selected start-ups will be trained for six months in the BizLab. It will also conduct training by bringing in experts in the field of defence and aerospace.

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