Top software companies, including IBM and Oracle, and University of California, Berkeley (UCB) have shown interest in working with the Andhra Pradesh government to promote startup ecosystem and also in setting up their development centres in the state.
During a visit to the United States, the state government's IT Advisor J A Chowdary met the officials of UCB and Stanford University and the two universities agreed to work in joint innovation and incubation activities to promote startup ecosystem in AP, a state government release said.
Chowdary met senior executives at Oracle Corporation and the two sides explored the possibility for setting up Oracle Operations and Oracle Partners eco system in AP, it said. He also met IBM executives and discussed the possibility of setting up off-shore development facilities in AP.
In a meeting with senior executives of the SEMI (Semi Conductor Equipment and Materials International), he deliberated on the possibilities for joint collaboration programme in AP to set up electronic manufacturing operations in the state, it added.