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Kerala start-up provides vital help to rescue ops in flood-hit areas

A Geo Spatial Technology Solution with built-in drone mapping and location intelligence, developed by Kerala-based start-up Strava Technologies, has helped save many lives during the devastating floods in Kerala by providing critical support to the massive real time rescue operations undertaken by the Defence teams and state agencies. Mentored by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the solution developed by Strava Technologies provided vital intelligence to the Army, Navy, Air Force, […]

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Manappuram Finance to donate Rs. 2 crore for flood relief to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

Manappuram Finance Ltd. has announced a contribution of Rs 2 crore in aid of flood-hit Kerala. The Managing Director and CEO of the company, Shri V.P. Nandakumar will hand over the amount to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday, 24th of this month. “As a responsible corporate citizen with deep roots in Kerala, we would like to do our best to mitigate the immense suffering of the people of […]

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US-based NetObjex acquires Servntire in KSUM scale-up space

California-based NetObjex has acquired Servntire Global, a blockchain solutions providing startup in the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) scale-up space, to expand its product and customer base in the blockchain arena. NetObjex is an operating platform for digital assets, utilising artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) with applications in manufacturing, supply chain, transportation and smart cities. The terms of the deal, however, remain undisclosed. Servntire offers a trade finance product and real time […]

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GTech Announces Rs25 Crore Contribution from IT Community

Group of Technology Companies (GTech), representing the Kerala IT community, has announced a target contribution of Rs25 crore over the next 12 months, towards the Government’s rehabilitation efforts. This will be a community-driven initiative involving the IT companies in the State and their employees. The preliminary contributions from GTech member companies have exceeded Rs 5 crores and many associates and clients of IT companies in Kerala have already pledged their […]

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K S Srinivas takes over as MPEDA Chairman

Shri K.S. Srinivas, a 1997 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, formally took over (13th August) as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, bringing to the office his years of administrative expertise in various government departments. Prior to his new assignment, he served a stint as Joint Secretary in the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of […]

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CTCRI-CISSA Workshop for Banana Farmers Organised

Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Thiruvananthapuram in association with the city-based Center for Science and Social Action (CISSA) organized a Banana Farmers workshop today at the Kalliyoor GramPanchayat Hall. The workshop was inaugurated by V Lathakumari, Member, DistrictPanchayat. Classes on topicssuch as ‘Use of tapioca-based organic pesticides in banana farming’, and ‘Organic farming methods’ wereled by Dr C A Jayaprakash, Head, Crop Protection Department, CTCRI; N Sreekumar, […]

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KSUM, TiE ink MoU to boost startup ecosystem

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Kerala Chapter, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to handhold startups in various technology and business domains. TiE, a non-profit global organization with a large network of entrepreneurs, will offer mentoring, international exposure, investor-connect, investment and industry linkages, business expertises, besides leveraging the TiE network to help startups. Dr Saji Gopinath, CEO, KSUM, and Mr MSA Kumar, President, TiE, signed […]

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TiE to offer platform for Maker Village startups to showcase products before industry

The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) will offer a platform for Maker Village startups to showcase their products before industry, Mr Vijay Menon, Global Executive Director, TiE, said on Monday. He made this assurance after a visit to the Maker Village at Kalamassery with TiE Kerala president Mr M S A Kumar. Mr Kumar said that TiEhas decided to come up with such an initiative getting  inspired by the success of  TiESanthai, […]

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Coconut: ‘Crack’ the hard nut, become an entrepreneur

Kerala’s ubiquitous coconut will test the ingenuity of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups as Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is all set to organise a national-level Coconut Challenge aimed at fostering ideas and innovations to give an impetus to the coconut sector, including its farming, marketing and process improvement. KSUM, in association with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC) and State Planning Board, is holding the two-day competition on the sidelines of the International Coconut […]

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Photo show on ‘indigenous people’s day’ features Padma awardee Lakshmikutty Amma

Padma Shri  awardee  Lakshmikutty Amma’s efforts to conserve, practice and propagate indigenous medicinal system are well known. But not many know that the 75-year-old tribal woman from Kerala is also a poet and an invitee to reputed institutions to give lectures on ethnic medicine. Her multi-faceted personality was on full display at a photo exhibition organised by  Sahapedia, an open online resource on arts, culture and heritage of India, at […]

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