Infopark, Kochi is an information technology park situated in Kakkanad, a suburb of the city of Kochi, India. Established in 2004 by the Government of Kerala, Infopark Phase I is spread over a 100 acres (40.5 ha) campus with more than 3,200,000 sq ft (297,300 sqm) of built up area, housing over 80 companies which employ around 17,000 people. The park is currently in expansion mode and is adding another 160 acres (64.7 ha) as part of the Phase II expansion. The notable companies in the park include TCS, Cognizant, Wipro, Ernst & Young, Arbitron, Etisalat DB Telecom, IBS Software Services, UST Global, EXL Service and Xerox ACS to name a few. The software exports from Infopark touched Rs 900 crores in 2010-2011 with an YoY growth of 40%.
The software exports from Infopark touched Rs 900 crores in 2010-2011 with an YoY growth of 40%.The park is built on the 'Hub and Spoke model' for the development of the Information Technology industry in Kerala. InfoPark, Kochi acts as the hub to the spokes located at Thrissur, Cherthala and Ambalappuzha.
Location & Connectivity:
Infopark is approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) from downtown Kochi and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from the Cochin International Airport. Infopark is connected to the Seaport-Airport Road via the "Infopark Expressway", a 4-lane road. The Ernakulam district administration, which comprise the city of Kochi, has proposed a waterway connecting InfoPark to Marine Drive, Kochi. The Infopark campus lies adjacent to SmartCity, Kochi, a proposed information technology park, making the town of Kakkanad a very important center for IT/ITES in the state of Kerala.
VSNL’s communication gateway, is located close to Infopark. Two submarine cables, SAFE and SEA-ME-WE 3, have their landing points at the gateway. Infopark is directly linked by optical fiber to the gigabyte router of VSNL, which provides the park with 100% uptime data connectivity. Other major bandwidth providers such as BSNL, Reliance, Bharti Airtel and Power Grid Corporation are also present in the park.
Revenue & Growth:
Over the last few years revenues from Infopark has been growing at an impressive rate. In FY 2008-2009 the park reported a growth of 87% to INR463 crore. Infopark has registered almost a four-fold growth in software exports during the last five years. The total exports from the park in FY 2010-2011 was INR 900 crores.
Kochi InfoPark hosts one of the prominent educational and research institutes. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM–K) has setup its first satellite campus at Athulya building in InfoPark. The satellite campus, initially, offers one-year residential executive MBA programme as well as two-year part-time programmes in addition to several short and long-term management development programmes. The Government of Kerala has offered five acres of land for the full fledged campus inside InfoPark.
Infopark campus is divided into Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and non – SEZ facility. Of the existing 98.25 acres of Infopark, 75 acres has been notified as a Special Economic Zone by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The infrastructure developed in the park has been classified as Muilti tenanted facility (MTF)and Built to suit (BTS). The Tejomaya building at InfoPark, Kochi
Apart from Infopark owned infrastructure (Thapasya, Vismaya, Athulya), parallel developments by co-developers such us Leela Soft, L&T Techpark and Brigade Enterprises are also taking shape in the campus. Thus offering IT companies a choice of office space solutions to fit their requirement and budget. Major Private IT campus by Wipro, TCS and IBS Software are also in progress. When Infopark Kochi Phase-I is fully developed a total super built-up area of 5 million sqft would be completed. The campus includes amenities such as food courts, banking counters, ATM, shopping arcade, etc.