The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala.
It is the first of six such centres planned nationally to build capacity in new locations.
The incubation centre will be located in the National Institute of Technology, Agartala. Inaugurating it from Bengaluru, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said it was time high technology programmes reached the remote northeast India.
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Chairman Anil Kumar Muniswamy said the Indian space market offers big opportunity to industry as it is estimated to grow to $1.6 billion by 2023.