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Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday announced that the government will build a tech and innovation museum in Bengaluru.
This will be India’s first innovation museum India’s tech capital will have built to international standards.

“I want to announce another project which will motivate our present and future generation. I want to tell the story of all ignited minds of Karnataka, the history and journey of innovation. It will showcase what Bangalore is today and people who are responsible and their achievements,” Bommai said, after launching the BLR Design Week at Hotel Ashok, which will go on for two weeks.

The museum will come up at the NGEF site at Baiyappanahalli and blend with the upcoming tree park, the chief minister said.
The museum will showcase Bengaluru’s tech, startup and innovation landscape and serve as a one-point resource to explore and understand the city’s evolution from a pensioner’s paradise to the country’s tech capital, capturing its past, present and future, the State’s IT/BT Minister CN Ashwath Narayan said.
“Experiential and dynamic, the museum will actively document the rapid and constant shifts in the city’s tech, innovation and startup ecosystem,” the minister said.

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The museum will help Bengaluru create a compelling legacy that inspires innovation and entrepreneurship. It will offer a one-stop destination to learn about Bengaluru’s startup, tech and innovation history, Narayan said.
The government in collaboration with industries, will build the museum at a cost of about Rs 100 crore and the project may take about 18-24 months for completion, Chairman at both Karnataka’s Startup Vision Group and UnboxingBLR Foundation, Prashanth Prakash said. It will also serve as a repository for the tech industry’s growth in the city, he added.

“Globally, leading tech hubs like Tel Aviv and Seattle have underlined their tech legacies through museums. Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv and Bezos Centre of Innovation in Seattle are great recent examples. We hope our museum will add Bengaluru to this global list,” Prakash said.

Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma, chair of the Bangalore Heritage & Environment Trust, will closely monitor the museum project for a speedy implementation.

About the ongoing BLR Design Week 2022, Ashwath Narayan said, it was the world’s largest festival of designers and creative minds. “It is a celebration of all things design and its growing relevance in the future of our city,” he said.

“Bengaluru, the hub for design talent, has produced some iconic designs. We house the country’s leading design studios, playing a critical role in the Indian design industry,” the IT/BT Minister said, and added being the first state to implement the NEP 2020, Karnataka aimed to promote design thinking by offering it as a subject choice.

The festival serves as a platform for designers, thinkers and creators and is an attempt to build a design conscious and design driven industry and society. It is a confluence of events that blend emergent technologies, catalytic thinking, vibrant conversations, disruptive collaborations and diverse design practices, Prakash, who is also a founding partner at the VC firm Accel said.

The Bengaluru Design Festival has about 700 events and has a gathering of over 50,000 design professionals, creative minds, architects, thought leaders, policy makers, government officials, general public and students.

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