Bharath Petroleum to boost Mission Kerala start-ups

Bharath Petroleum to boost Mission Kerala start-ups

Posted by P. Charitha on May 12th 2017

Public sector oil refinery, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has joined the start-up mandate along with the other Energy sector PSUs like ONGC,Indian Oil Corp etc. Also Read http://startup2day.in/story-fullview/-rs180-crore-start-up-funds-in-the-energy-sector-so-far
It recently signed an MoU with the Kerala Startup Mission, a state government agency which is into promoting entrepreneurship, providing aid and investments in start-ups from various technology domains.

BPCL offerings for start-ups:
- As part of this agreement BPCL will also provide exclusive access for start-ups to its R&D facilities, expertise and network. 
- The MoU between BPCL and the Kerala Start-up Mission will be of a two-year duration.
- It will also provide exclusive access for start-ups to its R&D facilities, expertise and network.
- BPCL will use selected products on chargeable basis.
- BPCL will also conduct workshops to promote start-up culture. 
- The MoU, will support the state government’s efforts and derive long-term benefits from start-ups. 
 
Aravind Krishnaswamy, General Manager (Strategy), BPCL, and Saji Gopinath, CEO, Kerala Startup Mission, signed the MoU . Also Read http://startup2day.in/story-fullview/best-start-up-in-innovation-tripPool-innovations
Start-up entrepreneurs and students in the state of Kerala are driven by good ideas, but face a dearth of business models. The backing that they receive from trade and industry will be a great source of encouragement. Kerala Start-up Mission will identify and work on ideas with start-ups, shortlist and curate a selection with which technology companies can work. 

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