The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Friday said it had entered into a strategic partnership with the Kerala government to open a startup warehouse in Kochi supported by TBI Technopark.

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The announcement came at the second edition of the Nasscom Product Conclave being held in Kochi

The startup warehouse has been introduced by Nasscom to create a micro-ecosystem where early stage tech startup founders can work together, share their learnings and best practices with each other.

The conclave serves as a platform for emerging product companies to access knowledge and support available in the ecosystem.

The conclave is a platform for global and Indian product industry, serial entrepreneurs, CIOs, investors, customers, VCs, angel investors, incubators, government officials and industry thought leaders to participate, deliberate and actively engage with actionable insights for the product arena.

Nasscom vice president Rajiv Vaishnav said that the Indian products industry has developed exponentially over the years owing to increased accessibility to factors like technology, people and opportunity.

“Kochi is rapidly evolving as the hub for Indian startups and Nasscom is confident that the city has the ability to create great advances to support the product startup ecosystem as well. Our focus with this will be to create opportunities for innovative product companies to showcase and promote their products,” he said.

Nasscom had last month partnered the Data Security Council of India to set up a task force with the aim of making the country a global hub for providing cyber-security solutions.

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) cyber-security task force will also develop cyber-security research and development (R&D) plan and a skilled workforce on experts in the domain.