Bamboo Innovation Centre
The Bamboo Innovation Centre (BIC) acts as a Resource Centre for the development of bamboo sector in the State. The main objectives of the Centre are:
(i) to create a database about propagation, design, process development, technology etc.
(ii) to act as an incubation centre and information dissemination centre, and
(iii) to function as a facility to learn the process of the developed designs.
The centre also provides an opportunity for producers in the state to be familiarised with technology interventions and processes.
A digital Bamboo Information System including details about Propagation, Tools and Equipments, and Treatment of bamboo has been developed in the centre in addition to Product manual and a Product catalogue. An Android app has also been developed to access the information system.
The centre was inaugurated by Shri. EP Jayarajan , Hon. Minister for Industries & Commerce , Govt of Kerala on August 16, 2016. A training programme for trainers was also held on the same day for familiarising them with various equipments and tools which can be utilised in manufacturing of Bamboo Products.