Published on: December 12, 2022



Why in news? The Karnataka government will set up a Tech and Innovation Museum on the sprawling factory campus of the erstwhile NGEF (New Government Electric Factory) in Bengaluru.


  • NGEF (New Government Electric Factory), a State-owned enterprise that used to manufacture pump sets, transformers, motors, switchgear, power electronics, semiconductor devices, and mechanical engineering products until 2002
  • The museum, to be set under a public-private-participation model, cost over 100 crore and it would become operational in the next 24 months
  • Place : Baiyappanahalli
  • Leading tech hubs like Tel Aviv and Seattle have underlined their tech legacies through museums.
  • International examples : Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv and Bezos Centre of Innovation in Seattle

What is the main aim of museum ?

  • The proposed Innovation Experience Museum was aimed at motivating the present and future generations by offering them a narrative on the people behind building Bengaluru
  • This will be a theme park of international quality.
  • A learning centre with mega displays and descriptions of our innovators, their innovations and achievements that contributed to building  city and grooming it to be a global brand
  • This museum will be synchronised with greenery