The Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to establish incubation centres in all state universities in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation scientists. The aim is to encourage research based on space technologies and reach to an understanding under the mentorship of top scientists of ISRO.

The announcement was made at the valedictory of World Space Week celebrations by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. The decision was taken after a discussion with ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) Director P. Kunhikrishnan and Vice-Chancellors of various universities.

Also, a committee will be formed with experts from various universities and ISRO, to help conceive startups with innovative ideas and their growth into commercial ventures.

“Once the startups become commercial ventures, they could market their products not only in the State but also earn money by providing them to other parts of the country,” said the CM Naidu.

He also added that the chapters of Innovation Society formed by the government would be opened at various universities.

The development was first reported by The Hindu.

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