In association with EACE and Lumina, AISAT IEDC conducted a seminar on “Maker village- an Electronics Incubator” on 2nd August 2017,3.45 pm to 4.30 pm in AISAT seminar Hall. Sessions handled by resource persons from StartUp Village Kochi. The Electronics Incubator is a joint initiative between, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) and Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IIITM K), the nodal agency of the project, Kerala Startup Mission and Govt. of Kerala to promote consumer electronics based innovation and set up labs and innovation centers that focus on the current trend and emerging technologies of disruptive nature to bring India to the forefront of innovation in the electronics space.A 25000 sq ft facility has been developed at the Technology Innovation Zone, KINFRA Hitech Park, Kochi, by Kerala Startup Mission for the Electronics Incubator.
An area of focus would be smart wearables that have recently grown to a billion dollar industry and it is proposed to have a facility that would assist innovators design and develop sophisticated wearable tech using the latest rapid prototyping equipment, in the belief that the best of this technology would come from India. The Do It Yourself (DIY) Innovation center will cater mainly to emerging areas in the maker culture. The Microprocessor and Microcontroller area will have all the latest trailblazers of Do It Yourself (DIY) proponents like Arduino and Raspberry PI aimed at inspiring the startup community to create innovative electronic product .It is envisaged to set up a Fab Lab, a MIT initiative that will be a part of the electronics incubator and house equipment that will complement the existing Fab Lab.