Union Education Minister DharmendraPradhan launched the IIT-Bhubaneswar Research and Entrepreneurship Park's initiative that aims at creating 100 startupswith a valuation of Rs 100 crore each by 2036. The minister took to his official X (formally Twitter) account and tweeted, "Today is a landmark day for Odisha! With the inauguration of Research & Entrepreneurship Park of @iitbbs and #100CubeOdisha, we have laid the foundation to catalyse the entrepreneurial spirit of eastern India. The Konark Temple in Odisha is a symbol of architectural excellence, @100CubeOdisha will also be a 21st century temple that will encourage and support youth to dream big, innovate and create value." "After seeing the new ideas and innovations of our youths, I am confident that 100 startups will be created by 2036," said the minister, as reported by PTI. To achieve this goal, the park will provide all the essential resources, mentorship, and access to potential investors. In the next two years, the park is set to expand from 20,000 square feet to about 80,000 square feet with support of Rs 130 crores from the Ministry of Education, says the officials, as reported by PTI.