Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM, formerly known as Technopark TBI) is the nodal agency of Government of Kerala for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in Kerala, India. The primary objectives of KSUM was to undertake the planning, establishment, and management of Technology Business Incubators/ Accelerators in Kerala so as to promote technology based entrepreneurship activities and create the infrastructure and environment required for promoting high technology based business activities. KSUM objectives also include being an apex body for all other incubators in the state to coordinate their functions to strengthen the entrepreneurship development activities of the state government, promoting knowledge driven and technology based startup ventures by students, faculties, local entrepreneurs etc, planning and implementing industry institute linkages and networking, setting up of R & D facilities and related facilities, encouraging formation of IEDC and TBI’s in academic institutions and capacity building programmes for human resources.
The capital expense for setting up Mizone Incubation Centre facility has been provided by a grant from Kerala Startup Mission, the land and the building are owned by KCCPL while MiZone shall generate the necessary operational expenditure and operate this incubator. It is the first such incubator in a unique public private partnership in the entire country.