PM Modi visits CITD, Maluana S&T Park – Project enabled by InknowTech

July 7, 2016

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July-7, 2016: Our Beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is on a state visit to Mozambique as part of his 5-day tour of African countries to strengthen India’s partnership with African nations in the areas of Energy, Agriculture and ICT. The creation of the Centre for Innovation and Technological Development (CITD), Maluana Science and Technology Park and in Mozambique through a Government of India aided initiative has received wide media attention during this visit.

CITD Modi VisitInKnowTech has been involved in this key strategic ICT transformation role of enabling and operating the Centre for Innovation and Technological Development (CITD), Maluana Science and Technology Park in Mozambique for the last six years. This project aims to place Mozambique firmly in the global ICT innovation map through creation of quality technology infrastructure, creation of skills and human capacity and development of incubation for start-ups. InKnowTech was responsible for conceptualization, design, implementation and operationalization of the ICT infrastructure for the CITD, Maluana Science and Technology Park.

In the words of Sanjay VP, CEO and Co-founder, InKnowTech:

“CITD, Maluana Science and Technology Park is a feather in InKnowTech’s cap. Some of our best engineers and project managers were involved at every stage of the project ensuring smooth execution. We are delighted to have played a key strategic role in developing this state of art IT park which is much talked about in Southern Africa and has attracted many multi-nationals to set up their operations here. Transforming a literally green field in to a high tech IT park was challenging and it brought in to play our key skills in Network, NOC and Datacentre design, implementation and IT operations.”

InKnowTech ICT strategy and transformation initiative broadly involved:

  • Conceptualization and development of broad ICT strategy, Network (Wired & Wi-Fi), Data Centre, Labs, Technology Centre, etc.
  • Design, planning and deployment of Network Operations Centre (NOC), Datacentre, Campus Network, Cloud and IP Surveillance systems
  • IT Management services and knowledge transfer to Mozambique team


Transformation from Greenfield to State of Art Facility

InKnowTech Solution:

  • Development of a roadmap for promotion of IT in the region
  • Study of the regulatory environment and facilitation of the process
  • Development of an ICT strategy to cover:
    • Entrepreneurship Development
    • Human Resource Capacity Development
    • Infrastructure Development and creation of an Innovation Eco-system
  • Conceptualization for delivery of ICT solutions for each of the strategic components namely:
    • 3 Incubation centres of varied seating capacities for entrepreneurship development
    • Learning/Training Centre for development of Human Resource Capacity
    • Research and Development Centre including specialized labs for promoting innovation
    • An SMB Area for small and medium enterprises
    • Residential accommodation and guest houses
  • Development of IT and Communication for both Enterprise and Service Provider needs
  • Creation of processes and methodology for:
    • Formation of the Tech Park Organisation
    • Human Resource Requirement
    • Incubation management
    • Operations and administration of the Science and Technology Park
  • IT Operations and Management of the entire Technology Park for a period of 1 year

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Key Highlights:

  • Transformation of a green field into a state-of-the-art Centre for Innovation and Technological Development (CITD) and Science and Technology Park and  spread across 10K
  • The project duration was 6 years
  • Fully equipped NOC, Technology Incubator and plug-and-play facilities
  • Enables training to increase capacity by 200 students every year on Technology and Process


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