A 5 year project entitled “Innovative Solutions and Technological Interventions in industries and Clusters to create Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Development (i-STED) and employment in Kerala” has been sanctioned by DST, GoI. The project is aimed at developing entrepreneurial skills through cluster formation for optimum utilization of local resources through technologies in three identified themes of Papain extraction, Handmade papers and Integrated Coconut Processing and establishment of units in 6 districts in the state.