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A ‘BIG’ Contribution from LuLu to Kerala IT

Looking back in 2013, we only had the Thejomaya building having 4 lakh sq.ft. of built-up space. There was around six acres of land adjacent to that and we were very keen on constructing a signature tower having 5 lakh-sq. ft. built-up space. We passionately conducted discussions in this connection with various stakeholders. It was

Looking back in 2013, we only had the Thejomaya building having 4 lakh sq.ft. of built-up space. There was around six acres of land adjacent to that and we were very keen on constructing a signature tower having 5 lakh-sq. ft. built-up space. We passionately conducted discussions in this connection with various stakeholders. It was then that LuLu Group came forward to take over the space and we met Yusuffali M A, Chairman and MD of the LuLu Group with a humble request to enhance the facility with a 7 lakh sq.ft. office space. He readily agreed. Later, when the work for the project was inaugurated in November 2014, Mr Yusufalli declared : “We are building 15 lakh sq. ft. here.”

Four years have passed, and now we have LuLu Cyber Tower 2, with state-of-the-art infrastructure located at the heart of the Infopark Special Economic Zone. It has a built-up space of 15 lakh sq. ft. spread over 19 floors with seating capacity of 1,200 per floor. The Rs. 400-crore facility would generate more than 11,000 additional employment opportunities while adding to the overall total capacity of Infopark Phase I to 50,000 job opportunities. On behalf of the techie community, I would like to extend sincere gratitude to LuLu Group for its commitment towards the State.

Another major stride in Kerala’s IT sector was the State Government’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus BizLab, a global aerospace accelerator which is part of the Airbus Group. Under the MoU, an Innovation Centre will be set up in Thiruvananthapuram, which will be the nodal body for planning and executing all the activities to help the startups. I am sure this will allow the startups in the State to leverage the expertise of Airbus in transforming their innovative ideas into scalable businesses.

While on this, Technopark received ‘Certificate of Excellence – Vajra 2017’ award for the overall performance in labour relations and compliance. I congratulate my team on this achievement. Way to go!

Congrats also to Overbrook Technology Services for receiving this award.

I wish all success to Testhouse India and Travancore Analytics, and Tranzmeo IT Solutions which have recently opened new offices at Technopark and Infopark Kochi respectively. Join me in congratulating TechVantage Systems, which has been ranked 15th by Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2018, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in India.

 

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