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[PhotoSparks] The new buzz in Belagavi – startups and smart city

Madanmohan Rao
18th Jun 2016
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PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this photo essay, we feature some of the innovative projects on display at the one-day event in northern Karnataka, ‘Buzzing Belagavi: The Next Global Technology Hub.’

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In the earlier 90 posts, we brought you a wide range of creative photographs from an art fair, world music festival, painting fair, telecom expo, art museum, mobile showcase, math museum, social hackathon, bookstore, co-working space, sensorium, international design week, flower show, outdoor ads, startup roadshow, computer museum, startup T-shirts, business cards, art therapy, startup festival, Diwali rangoli, Vesak, jazz festival, modern art gallery, ecopreneurs, painter-poets, health activists, eNGOs and digital innovators.

The government of Karnataka has set up the New Age Innovation Network, consisting of incubation centres at nine engineering colleges (in cities and towns other than Bengaluru). 10 innovators from each of these centres displayed their products in Belagavi this week, as part of a one-day event exploring smart city projects in the city. The projects receive two years of support, including one year of financial resources, according to Dr. A. Maulishree, CEO, Karnataka IT Skills Development Society.

Other established startups were also part of the event, such as Vayavya Labs and Informant Networks. YourStory conducted a workshop on 'Storytelling for Entrepreneurs' at KLE BALC College, and moderated a panel featuring successful startups and SMBs like Sankalp Semiconductors, Servo Controls, SenseGiz, Vayavya Labs, and Shreshta IT.

In this showcase, we feature the teams behind prototypes for smart dustbins, crop protection, safety apps, multi-purpose agricultural implements, burglar alarms, solar-powered air purifiers, and piezo-electric generators. We wish these young innovators all the best in their journeys, and look forward to more entrepreneurial creativity across the length and breadth of India!

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Got a creative photograph to share? Email us at PhotoSparks@YourStory.com!

See also the YourStory pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups,’ accessible as apps for Apple and Android devices.

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