Tasleem Arif, Vice President, and R&D Head, India, Oppo (left) and M Sivasankar Secretary, Electronics and IT, Government of Kerala,exchange the MoU in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan during the inaugural ceremony of ‘Huddle Kerala 2019’ at Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram
Multiple MOUs signed at Kerala's Huddle startup event

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 28 2019 :Mobile phone manufacturer OppoMobiles is to run an incubation programme and support select startups under Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), while providing market access and technical expertise to them.
Oppo will host the startups at OPPO R&D Centre for workshops and training. Besides, it will also provide physical infrastructure for the incubation process executed with Oppo support
A memorandum of understanding (MoU was signed between  M Sivasankar Secretary, Electronics and IT, Government of Kerala, and  Tasleem Arif, Vice President, and R&D Head, India, Oppo, in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during the inaugural ceremony of ‘Huddle Kerala 2019,’ one of Asia’s largest congregations on startup ecosystem, here on September 26.
The two-day event  was organised by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
Wadhwani Foundation.
KSUM also signed an MoU with Wadhwani Foundation for conducting acceleration programmes for SMEs, startups, entrepreneurship education and women startups on the sidelines of the event. It was signed between Mr Sivasankar and Abhinav Khera, Senior Vice President, Wadhwani Foundation.
SpacePark, Government of Kerala and Orbital Micro Systems  also signed an MoU for cooperation in building a “Global Earth Observation Centre-of -Excellence” in the capital city. It was signed between David Gallaher, Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Orbital Micro Systems, and Santhosh Kurup, Special Officer, Space Park. The MoU states about building a world-class, space tech-focused Global Earth Observation Centre-Of-Excellence (GECOE) in Kerala.
WING Kerala launched
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also launched the Kerala edition of WING-Women Rise Together, a unique initiative by Startup India, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) for capacity development of women entrepreneurs in the country.
The WING programme will identify and support both aspiring and established women entrepreneurs in their startup journeys through workshops and access to incubation, investors and various business support services.
Though India has achieved great heights in fostering entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem, women constitute only 13.76% of the total entrepreneurs in India. With the objective of promoting gender inclusivity in innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup India has rolled out this program and aims to support at least 7500 women entrepreneurs in the country over the next one year. Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) along with LetsVenture has been awarded the responsibility by Invest India for running this programme in all the southern states- Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala.
The first leg of the programme will happen in Kerala and will then spread to the rest of the country. Five agencies have been selected by Invest India to run the programme across India.
While the consortium of KSUM and Let's Venture will lead the programme in the south, KIIT-TBI, Startup Oasis, FITT - IIT Delhi, and Singex will implement the programme in East, West, North, and North-East.