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Kerala to set up India’s first fisheries Atal Incubation Centre

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) received a grant of Rs.10 crore from NITI Aayog in order to set up India’s first Atal Incubation Centre in fisheries.

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NITI Aayog provided grant of Rs.10 crore to Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (FUFOS) to set up India’s first Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) in fisheries which will be dedicated to promoting research, technological advancement and entrepreneurship in fisheries and allied sectors.

Fisheries Atal Incubation Centre

Fisheries Atal Incubation centre will act as a focal point to foster innovation and inspire young individuals to create  technologies and solutions that will address the challenges faced by our marine ecosystem and fishing communities.


The primary objective behind setting up of Fisheries Atal Incubation Centre is to promote progress in the fisheries industry by providing a supportive and encouraging environment for start-ups and innovative initiatives within the fisheries sector.


Fisheries Atal Incubation Centre will play a significant role in employment generation, providing a supportive environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs to flourish.

Atal Incubation Centre will promote collaboration between academic, industry and government and also encourage knowledge transfer and commercialization of research results.

About Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies

The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies is an autonomous public funded institution. The University was established for the development of manpower in fisheries and ocean sciences and for ensuring proper teaching, training, research and extension in the State of Kerala.

Establishment: 20th November 2010

Headquarter: Panangad, 12km away from Kochi city

Vice Chancellor: T. Pradeepkumar


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