The proposed Bengal Silicon Valley IT Hub is an Innovative Information Technology hub cutting-edge technology, which is envisioned to attract investment in IT/ITes/Telecom projects with employment potential. This will be a futuristic hub that will catalyze the IT ecosystem in the state and will act as a beacon for the IT industry.The foundation stone of the project was laid on 13th August 2018 by Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Smt Mamata Banerjee.
The hub is planned to be set up on approximately 200 acres of land in a strategic location in New Town’s Action Area-II, near Eco-Park, which can be reached within ten minutes from Kolkata International Airport. The New Town-Salt Lake Sector V twin towns together have more than 74 IT companies and boasts of an ecosystem which is conducive to the growth of IT/ITes enterprises.
The proposed Bengal Silicon Valley ITHub is expected to be home to MNCs, start-ups, incubators, investors, all working on deep innovation in technology and tech-enabled business applications/models with a global footprint with few specific goals:
• Generating technology-led employment and boosting the state GDP
• Branding the state of West Bengal and the city of Kolkata as a tech-savvy and technology friendly city
• Signaling the broader tech ecosystem (in India and globally) to actively consider Kolkata as an attractive technology hub in India
Envisaged as a world-class technology center, the Bengal Silicon Valley IT Hub will provide the entire gamut of physical infrastructure to accommodate tech-led enterprises from different domains.