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1976 - 1980
  • Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS), took birth in 1976 with the objective of promoting electronics industries in Karnataka
  • Conducted exhibitions like ELCOMEX to promote the products of electronics industries
  • Planned to develop an electronic industrial complex (Electronics City) in Bangalore
  • Acquired 332 acres of land on Hosur Road about 18 Kms from city limits of Bangalore
  • The first Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) was established in the Electronics City
  • Electronics city attracted companies like HP, Siemens, Wipro, Infosys, ITI, Motorola, TATA, NTTF etc.
  • Established a TV manufacturing unit in Peenya industrial estate, Bangalore
  • Established a manufacturing division to manufacture wireless communication equipment in technical collaboration with Marconi Communications UK
  • Started joint ventures with companies like Yokogowa Blue Star, Krone Communications etc.
  • Started marketing of telephone instruments, small exchanges, stabilizers, UPS, Fax Machines, EPABX Systems etc.
  • Introduced training of technicians in servicing consumer electronic products
  • Took up computer training & education as one of the sponsored training activities for Government of India
  • Signed MOUs with leading manufacturers for marketing of medical electronic equipments, traffic systems, wireless communication systems, computers, and software
  • Started software technology park at Mysore
  • Acquired commercial complex at Hubli to start software technology park
  • With the formation of IT Department in the State, KEONICS became part of it
  • Participated in scheme and started 176 centers.
  • Expanded the training activities to nearly 300 centers across the state
  • Acquired land in Mysore for starting incubation center.
  • Introduced e-tendering for the first time in the country & expanded the same to other states - Kerala, Andra Pradesh, Jarkand.
  • Developed a core inhouse team for Networking, Hardware & maintenance and website developement.
  • Keonics has entered into an agreement with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Department of IT & Science & Technology, as an implementing agency for all the e-Governance initiatives of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Keonics has implemented the project for setting up of IT Excellence Centre in Arunachal Pradesh with its Head quarters at Itanagar.
  • The Company has actively involved in establishing IT Parks in the Tier – 2 Cities in the State such as Hubli, Gulbarga, Belgaum Mysore, Shimoga & Mangalore.
  • Keonics has takenup the e-procurement activity of entire Bihar state.
  • Keonics has setup automatic driving test track for the first time.
  • Keonics is networking all the emission test centres in entire Karnataka.
  • Keonics is setting up 10,000 nos of e-pcos in karnataka in association with BSNL, Intel and suvidha.
  • Keonics is nodel agency to assist Department of ITBT in setting up of first ITIR in the country spread over 10,000 acers of land.
Keonics is adopting to the change management effectively and is a continuously learning organization to improve and sustain its performance through innovation.
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