Beyond Bengaluru

KDEM Mysuru cluster to spearhead investments in IT-ITES, ESDM, and Cyber Security sectors, with ESDM sector alone having a potential to generate 43,000 direct employment over the next 5 years
KDEM Mangaluru cluster to spearhead investments in IT/ITES and FinTech sectors generating revenue worth USD 1 Bn and 1,00,000 jobs by 2026
The Hubballi - Dharwad - Belagavi region to emerge as a corridor of Economic growth and Development attracting huge investments by the year 2026

Karnataka's Beyond Bengaluru Initiative

About Beyond Benagluru

The Beyond Bengaluru program of KDEM is spearheading the objective of proliferating the growth of the digital economy in clusters beyond Bangalore. This is done only for select identified clusters in the state by developing and facilitating a product-based ecosystem. Building a community of key industry players, entrepreneurs, start-up owners, academia, accelerators, and the student community, the Beyond Bengaluru program of KDEM is steering towards getting investments and generating employment in the State.

Our Aspirational goals

Our Aspirational goals

Quotes from Leaders

Mission of skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling the
youth should go on relentlessly

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

Cluster Information

Beyond Bengaluru

The nerve center of Digital Economy aiming at deepening the connect of innovation/start-ups/ESDM/GCCs & talent in clusters that are Beyond Bengaluru.
Hubballi
Mysuru
Managaluru
Mysuru is an emerging cybersecurity cluster that excels in research, development, and innovation in cybersecurity. It is home to a robust ecosystem, attracting cybersecurity companies and professionals, and fostering a culture of knowledge exchange and collaboration.

KDEM plays a pivotal role in empowering Mysuru's cybersecurity cluster. It facilitates technology investments, supports research initiatives, and nurtures cybersecurity startups. KDEM's initiatives create a conducive environment for talent growth, industry collaboration, and the development of cutting-edge solutions, positioning Mysuru as a leading center for cybersecurity excellence.

IT, ITeS & BPM

Engineering Electrical & Electronics

Pharma & Biotech

Automotive

Agri & Food

Other Players

15+

Renowned Engineering Colleges

~40,000

Engineering & Degree College students

100%

Application Development & Maintenance

~30,000

IT Talent Available

~25,000

BPM Talent Available

~19,000

Available IT Skill
  • JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru
  • The National Institute of Engineering
  • Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering
  • NIE Institute of Technology (NIEIT)
  • Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering
  • University of Mysuru
  • Mysore College of Engineering & Management MYCEM
  • Vidya Vikas Institute Of Engineering And Technology
  • Maharaja Institute of Technology Mysore
  • Mysuru Royal Institute of Technology (MRIT)
Mangaluru has emerged as a vibrant fintech cluster, driving innovation and digital transformation in financial services. It offers a fertile ground for fintech startups, fostering entrepreneurship, and promoting financial inclusion and digital banking solutions.

KDEM actively supports Mangaluru's fintech cluster by providing access to capital, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Through targeted initiatives, KDEM nurtures fintech startups, facilitates collaborations with industry players, and promotes the development of innovative solutions. This support enables Mangaluru to establish itself as a thriving hub for fintech advancements and economic growth.

IT, ITeS & BPM

Engineering & Manufacturing

Pharma & Biotech

Automotive

Agri & Food

Other Players

Rrenowned engineering colleges
0 +
Medical & Dental Colleges
0 +
Engineering & Degree College students
0
IT Talent Available
~ 0
BPM Talent Available
~ 0
Application Development & Maintenance
~ 0

A J Institute of Technology
Alva's Institute of Engineering & Technology
St Joseph Engineering College
Canara Engineering College
SDM Institute of Technology, Ujire
Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineeering
Moodalkatte Institute of Technology, Kundapur
Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management
NITK, Surathkal
Yenopoya Institute of Technology

Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi is an emerging cluster for AI, ML, IoT, and advanced manufacturing. It offers a conducive ecosystem for startups and businesses, fostering innovation, and driving technological advancements.

KDEM plays a crucial role in enabling the growth of the Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi cluster. It facilitates access to resources, infrastructure, and skill development programs. KDEM's collaborative efforts bring together industry leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs, fostering a culture of innovation, driving economic growth, and positioning the cluster as a hub for emerging technologies in Karnataka.

IT, ITeS & BPM

Engineering Electrical & Electronics

Pharma & Biotech

Automotive

Agri & Food

Other Players

10+

Renowned Institutes of Eminence

~35,000

Engineering & Degree College students

43

Engineering Colleges

127

Degree College

49

Dilpoma Colleges

~11,000 - 14,000

IT Talent Available

~20,000 - 30,000

BPM Talent Available
Renowned institutes of eminence
0 +
Engineering & Degree College students
~ 0
Engineering
0
Degree College
0
Diploma
0

Hubballi-Dharwad

  • KLE's KLE Institute of Technology , Hubli
  • Jain College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli
  • B.V. B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli
  • Rai Tech University, Hubli
  • A.g.m Rural College Of Engineering And Technology
  • Indian Institute Of Technology, Dharwad
  • Indian Institute Of Information Technology, Dharwad
  • KLE Technological University
  • Tippu Shaheed Institute Of Technology

Belgaum

  • S.G Balekundri Institute of Technology, Belgaum
  • KLE's KLE College of Engineering and Technology,Chikkodi, Belgaum Dist.
  • Angadi Institute of Technology & Management , Belagaum
  • K.L.S. Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum
  • Jain College Of Engineering
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)
  • Hirasugar Institute of Technology
  • KLE Deemed University
  • KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology

Beyond Bengaluru

The nerve center of Digital Economy aiming at deepening the connect of innovation/start-ups/ESDM/GCCs & talent in clusters that are Beyond Bengaluru.

Clusters

The Beyond Bengaluru Start-Up Grid leverages the advantages of the networks across different stages of the start-ups. These networks enable you to access inputs and relevant business-related information to build on. By accessing the mentor groups across the board: areas like HR, Legal, R&D, Accounting services, Marketing & Branding experts, upcoming start-ups in the grid can leverage the network for business strategy. Similarly, access to the associated R&D Labs can link the start-ups to our network for knowledge and funds.

Mysuru is an emerging cybersecurity cluster that excels in research, development, and innovation in cybersecurity. It is home to a robust ecosystem, attracting cybersecurity companies and professionals, and fostering a culture of knowledge exchange and collaboration.

KDEM plays a pivotal role in empowering Mysuru's cybersecurity cluster. It facilitates technology investments, supports research initiatives, and nurtures cybersecurity startups. KDEM's initiatives create a conducive environment for talent growth, industry collaboration, and the development of cutting-edge solutions, positioning Mysuru as a leading center for cybersecurity excellence.

IT, ITeS & BPM

Engineering Electrical & Electronics

Pharma & Biotech

Automotive

Agri & Food

Other Players

15+

Renowned Engineering Colleges

~40,000

Engineering & Degree College students

100%

Application Development & Maintenance

~30,000

IT Talent Available

~25,000

BPM Talent Available

~19,000

Available IT Skill
  • JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru
  • The National Institute of Engineering
  • Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering
  • NIE Institute of Technology (NIEIT)
  • Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering
  • University of Mysuru
  • Mysore College of Engineering & Management MYCEM
  • Vidya Vikas Institute Of Engineering And Technology
  • Maharaja Institute of Technology Mysore
  • Mysuru Royal Institute of Technology (MRIT)
Mangaluru has emerged as a vibrant fintech cluster, driving innovation and digital transformation in financial services. It offers a fertile ground for fintech startups, fostering entrepreneurship, and promoting financial inclusion and digital banking solutions.

KDEM actively supports Mangaluru's fintech cluster by providing access to capital, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Through targeted initiatives, KDEM nurtures fintech startups, facilitates collaborations with industry players, and promotes the development of innovative solutions. This support enables Mangaluru to establish itself as a thriving hub for fintech advancements and economic growth.

IT, ITeS & BPM

Engineering & Manufacturing

Pharma & Biotech

Automotive

Agri & Food

Other Players

Rrenowned engineering colleges
0 +
Medical & Dental Colleges
0 +
Engineering & Degree College students
0
IT Talent Available
~ 0
BPM Talent Available
~ 0
Application Development & Maintenance
~ 0

A J Institute of Technology
Alva's Institute of Engineering & Technology
St Joseph Engineering College
Canara Engineering College
SDM Institute of Technology, Ujire
Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineeering
Moodalkatte Institute of Technology, Kundapur
Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management
NITK, Surathkal
Yenopoya Institute of Technology

Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi is an emerging cluster for AI, ML, IoT, and advanced manufacturing. It offers a conducive ecosystem for startups and businesses, fostering innovation, and driving technological advancements.

KDEM plays a crucial role in enabling the growth of the Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi cluster. It facilitates access to resources, infrastructure, and skill development programs. KDEM's collaborative efforts bring together industry leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs, fostering a culture of innovation, driving economic growth, and positioning the cluster as a hub for emerging technologies in Karnataka.

IT, ITeS & BPM

Engineering Electrical & Electronics

Pharma & Biotech

Automotive

Agri & Food

Other Players

10+

Renowned Institutes of Eminence

~35,000

Engineering & Degree College students

43

Engineering Colleges

127

Degree College

49

Dilpoma Colleges

~11,000 - 14,000

IT Talent Available

~20,000 - 30,000

BPM Talent Available
Renowned institutes of eminence
0 +
Engineering & Degree College students
~ 0
Engineering
0
Degree College
0
Diploma
0

Hubballi-Dharwad

  • KLE's KLE Institute of Technology , Hubli
  • Jain College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli
  • B.V. B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli
  • Rai Tech University, Hubli
  • A.g.m Rural College Of Engineering And Technology
  • Indian Institute Of Technology, Dharwad
  • Indian Institute Of Information Technology, Dharwad
  • KLE Technological University
  • Tippu Shaheed Institute Of Technology

Belgaum

  • S.G Balekundri Institute of Technology, Belgaum
  • KLE's KLE College of Engineering and Technology,Chikkodi, Belgaum Dist.
  • Angadi Institute of Technology & Management , Belagaum
  • K.L.S. Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum
  • Jain College Of Engineering
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)
  • Hirasugar Institute of Technology
  • KLE Deemed University
  • KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology

Initiatives

The Beyond Bengaluru Start-Up Grid leverages the advantages of the networks across different stages of the start-ups. These networks enable you to access inputs and relevant business-related information to build on. By accessing the mentor groups across the board: areas like HR, Legal, R&D, Accounting services, Marketing & Branding experts, upcoming start-ups in the grid can leverage the network for business strategy. Similarly, access to the associated R&D Labs can link the start-ups to our network for knowledge and funds.

Marquee Projects

Cluster Support

KDEM Knowledge Dissemination Series

Start-ups get to be a part of the KDEM Knowledge Dissemination Series wherein the Industry anchors from the Beyond Bengaluru clusters share insights on their respective entrepreneurial journeys. Moreover, these knowledge series will also consist of discussions across the themes like technology, platforms, product development, funding pitch, domain-specific bytes for cyber-security, fintech, agri-tech and so on.

KDEM R&D Pack

This contains the compiled information of various funds/projects from the Central Government, State Government, universities, and other institutions under the start-up promotion. This will facilitate the start-ups in the Beyond Bengaluru Start-Up Grid in exploring institutional assistance.

KDEM Talent Accelerator Program

This program connects you to the colleges and institutions in our network, with whom you can collaborate in terms of ideas and knowledge and hire talent commensurate to the industry requirements. consequatur.

Idea-exchange Program

This program is an idea exchange between startups that are a member of the grid. This is a novel initiative wherein entrepreneurs will be grooming entrepreneurs in terms of providing learnings on entrepreneurship.

Semi-Annual Road Show

A fund-raising semi-annual road show for all members of the grid to pitch their ideas to the VCs.

grooming entrepreneurs in terms of providing learnings on entrepreneurship.

Reports

Resources

Future Digital Jobs
Karnataka Skill Connect Portal

Events

16 DEC 2022

KDEM knowledge dissemination series

16 DEC 2023

Policy talks

Product packs

Mysuru Product pack

The Mysuru Product pack focusses on Mysuru as the happiest city and on key areas which include the advantages of Mysuru and the 5 strong pillars which include policy enablers, startup landscape, cultural and social capital, talent pool and infrastructure 

Mangaluru Product pack

Port city with intellectual capital, thriving IT ecosystem, incubation centers, IT SEZ, and tech parks. Attracting companies with incentives, success stories from Mysuru. Unlock the potential of Mangaluru!

Hubballi Product pack

Hubballi & Dharwad – AI-ML hub, Belagavi – Engineering Tech hub. NAIN colleges, incubators, industry associations, dynamic anchors. Infrastructure for IT, ESDM, startups. Robust talent pipeline. Unleash HDB cluster’s potential!

Product packs

Mysuru Product pack

The Mysuru Product pack focusses on Mysuru as the happiest city and on key areas which include the advantages of Mysuru and the 5 strong pillars which include policy enablers, startup landscape, cultural and social capital, talent pool and infrastructure 

Mangaluru Product pack

The Mangaluru Product pack highlights on Mangaluru as the port city with intellectual capital involving the city highlights and the strategies being adopted for setting up IT ecosystems, IT Parks, and to incentivize companies to move/set up centres in Mangaluru by taking advantage of presence of prominent incubation centres and IT SEZ and tech parks and the talks on the success stories of companies already set up in Mysuru 

Hubballi Product pack

The HDB product pack focuses on the twin city of Hubballi & Dharwad as the AI-ML hub and Belagavi as the Engineering Tech hub. The cluster comprises of many NAIN colleges, technology business incubators, industry associations and chapters along with a dynamic group of industry anchors.It also highlights the infrastructure facilities existing and available for IT companies, ESDM companies and startups to operate from; and talent pipeline created in the cluster

Flagship Events in the Clusters

Mangaluru Technovanza

The second edition of the Technovanza event at the Mangaluru cluster is aimed at synergizing the energies between government initiatives, industry efforts, and academia. The event showcases success-stories, networks and ecosystem enabling industry towards building the digital economy of Karnataka for the world. Industry leaders at national and international levels are attending the events and enabling the development of deeper ties with ecosystem enablers, companies, and national & global entities.