Bengaluru, September 12: Karnataka and Finland came together for innovation cooperation to build a platform for exchanging information and expertise in the fields of science, research, innovation and skill development. Karnataka Department of Information Technology (IT) and Biotechnology (BT) entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Embassy of Finland in Bengaluru.
MoU was signed between Karnataka government and Finland to boost mutual cooperation. As per the MoU, a high-level steering committee constituted to oversee the pace and progress of the Karnataka–Finland Innovation Corridor will meet at least once in six months. This committee will be co-chaired by the signatory participants of the MoU, Priyank Kharge, Karnataka Minister of IT, BT & Tourism, and Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland to India.
While signing a MoU, Minister Kharge, said, “The Karnataka–Finland Innovation Corridor heralds a new age of collaboration and knowledge sharing between the two regions.” Ambassador Vaskunlahti said, “With this MoU, we wish to develop and intensify our mutually beneficial cooperation with Karnataka in the fields of innovation, science and research, and skill development.”
Karnataka–Finland Innovation Corridor envisions identifying mutual interests and organizing joint projects, such as start-up incubation programmes, research programmes, events, competitions and exposure visits. To meet the growing demand for quality human capital in technology, Karnataka and Finland plan to organise suitable skill development programmes.