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IT policy seeks to make Goa a hub for high-end IT units

PANAJI: Soon after the Goa IT policy 2018 was unveiled on Sunday,  two IT companies – Wowsoft Inc and Visteon Corporation –  signed  memorandums of understanding with the state government for setting up units in Goa.

The IT policy promises to provide support in  infrastructure development,  fiscal incentives, governance and  human resource development.

The document also aims to make Goa a matchless human capital resources base for high-end IT units so as to facilitate the setting up of at least five mega business units by internationally reputed IT companies.

The policy seeks to make Goa a centre for investment and growth in the domain areas like  Internet of things,  automation and engineering,  data science,  artificial intelligence,  machine learning,  robotics,  3-D printing,  software products,  virtual reality/augmented reality/merged reality and  Blockchain.

The document wants to make the state  the first choice for any IT company planning investments or expansion in the key focus areas.

It also talks about developing state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide for at least 8,000-10,000 working spaces, make available economic support for early-stage investment and infuse technology-enabled real-world problem-solving skills into the Goan education system through collaboration between industry and academia.

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