Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES), organised by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), will be held on September 12. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the event, titled “YES 3D 2017,” at Hotel Le Meridian, Kochi.
Minister for Industries, Sports and Youth Affairs A.C. Moideen will preside over the function. The theme of “YES 3D 2017”is “Disrupt, Discover and Develop,” which encourages young entrepreneurs to disrupt an existing process, discover an alternate technology, and develop a better product.
Discussions on the various facets of entrepreneurship in sectors like Agro -Food Processing, Sustainable Technologies, Biotechnology/Bio Medical, and Future Technologies will be held as part of the event, according to a press release.
Successful start-ups from outside the State, venture capitalists and industry leaders will interact with young innovators of Kerala.
A session on start up India initiatives and schemes, and exhibition of innovative products are other highlights of the event.
Products ranging from coconut plucking drones to robots and robotic arms will be showcased at the exhibition, which is open to the public from 12 noon onwards on September 12, the release stated.
Dr. M. Beena IAS, Managing Director, KSIDC will deliver the welcome speech and present the theme of “YES 3D-2017.” Aruna Sundarajan IAS, Secretary, Dept of Telecom, Govt. of India will give a special address.
KSIDC launched the YES initiative in 2014, which spearheaded creating an enabling ecosystem for youth and student innovators across the State.