Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC)

The Kerala Development and Innovation Strategy Council, (K-DISC) is a strategic think-tank and advisory body constituted by the Government of Kerala.  K-DISC aims at bringing out path-breaking strategic plans that reflect new directions in technology, product and process innovations, social shaping of technology and creating a healthy and conducive ecosystem for fostering innovations in the State. Confronted with second-generation issues in many key sectors, Kerala is facing challenges of providing holistic health care, employment-oriented skilling, enhancing quality of education, high quality social security, continued food and nutrition security with a pro-poor bias, gender justice and inclusion of outliers, all within severe fiscal constraints. The state also must address decades of infrastructure deficit and make rapid strides in cutting edge areas of knowledge revolution and tourism without infringing upon its fragile environment and impacting adversely upon its biodiversity.  In the above context Innovation emerges not only as an engine of prosperity, competitiveness and an ingenious mechanism of real-life problem solving but as the act of creating extraordinarily new values in unusually original ways’.  K-DISC thus embodies the hopes and aspirations for a brave new Kerala.