Innovation and Entrepreneurship are critical to the economic development of any country. Research plays a pivotal role in bringing new inventions and interventions. Countries who are successful in translating the research products into commercial ventures are leading the innovation landscape. Over the years, Kerala has developed a network of scientific infrastructure with a host of dedicated institutions and a pool of scientific manpower. More than 150 research institutions including dedicated research institutions are working in the State of Kerala in science and Technology sphere alone and these institutions produce several innovations and inventions every year. It is above this context, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the nodal organisation for promoting entrepreneurship and Innovation in the State takes initiative to promote Entrepreneurship among Research Fraternity in the state with an initiative called Research Innovation Network-Kerala (RINK).
RINK operates actively to mould a culture of entrepreneurship thus delivering the best motivation for a larger circle of researchers. Utilizing the research potential of Kerala, RINK will provide an interdisciplinary work space for research institutions from various industrial sectors.
RINK is guided by the following objectives:
Facilitate communications between Research Community and Industry
Promote Translational/Impactful Research
Encourage synergy between Startups and Research Fraternity
Strengthen access to cutting edge Research findings
Connect Investors with Startups and Researchers