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A Japanese delegation representing IT firms has visited incubation facilities of the Maker Village and Kerala Startup Mission and discussed possibilities of developing a collaborative engagement between their respective startup ecosystems.
The delegation, drawn from Nakaumi, Shinjiko and Daison areas, is in India for market research.
The state government has taken the initiative for their visit to Maker Village, Kochi and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), Maker Village said in a release here today.
"They were very much impressed with the hardware products that are developed here with the support of minimum resources and limited exposure. Some of the products could get traction in the overseas market, if properly positioned," it said.
Maker village is a project funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and the state government.
The delegation also held one-on-one meetings with matured startups who have already developed market-ready products.
The visit yesterday complements the effort of Maker Village and KSUM to give international exposure and overseas market access to the startups from their ecosystem.
Earlier last month, Maker Village and KSUM had a fruitful session with a Canadian business delegation, led by its Minister for Innovation, at Pune.
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