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A.S. Watson Selects UST Global as one of its Development Partners for New-Age Digital Solutions

Thiruvananthapuram, December 15, 2017 – A.S. Watson, world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, has selected UST Global, a leading digital technology services company, as one of its technology partners for new-age digital solutions for the company. The key technology focus areas would be AI (Artificial Intelligence), Machine Learning and Automation. A.S. Watson Group, through digital transformation is looking to build on their solid retail foundation to fuel further growth […]

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‘Reading Cinema: Theories and Techniques’ Released at IFFK

 Reading Cinema: Theories and Techniques, a book that reviews film as an audio-visual text with a grammar and language of its own, was released at the Open Forum of the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala today. Renowned film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan released the book, published by Bloomsbury Publishers, by handing over a copy to Dr G S Jayasree. Reading Cinema: Theories and Techniques, co-authored by Dr Arya Ayyappan, of […]

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“Startups must focus on easing life of consumer”

Startups should be ahead of the curve on technology, brimming with ideas, and constantly think about how they can simplify the life of a consumer, according to well-known business advisor Ram Charan. “Invention, innovation and industrialization are important for startups. Your conviction will give you confidence, it is also vital to find partners; find what you really like and devote yourselves there,” he advised entrepreneurs while speaking at UST Global’s […]

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Japanese delegation visits Maker Village and Kerala Startup Mission, shows interest in developing collaborative engagement

A Japanese delegation representing IT companies visited incubation facilities of the Maker Village and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and discussed possibilities of developing a collaborative engagement between their respective startup ecosystems.  The Japanese delegation, drawn from Nakaumi, Shinjiko and Daison areas, is in India for market research. The Kerala Government has taken the initiative for their visit to Maker Village, Kochi and Kerala Startup Mission.  They were very much impressed […]

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UST Global to launch Global Cyber Centre with Kerala Govt

Leading Digital Technology Services Company UST Global is set to launch the UST Global Cyber Centre in partnership with the state government’s Cyber Dome, along with the State Police Department in Thiruvananthapuram in 2018. The announcement was made by the company’s CEO, Mr. Sajan Pillai, at a press conference today. “It will be a world-class security operating centre and it can monitor all the things required for the Central and […]

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CM to launch IIITM-K’s ‘MANNU’ app for farmers

Pilot project to be launched at Varavoor Panchayat on Dec. 5 Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan will launch an interactive mobile app, ‘MANNU’, designed by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) to help farmers check the suitability of a desired crop, at Kanakakunnu Palace here tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10am. Initially, it will be launched for Varavoor Panchayat in Thrissur district. The farmer-friendly spatially-enabled app, developed for the […]

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P K Sadanandan’s Biennale art finds home at Cochin international airport

 One of the biggest attractions of the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, a massive natural colour mural by artist P K Sadanandan depicting a popular story from Kerala folklore, has now been installed at the new T3 terminal building of Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL). Telling the well-known tale of the origins of the clans in Kerala “Parayi Petta Panthirukulam” was painstakingly created by Sadanandan and three of his […]

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KSUM to launch a Incubation Program for startups with stage based Acceleration

​​Deadline for application for January batch is Dec 10 Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is launching a two-year structured incubation program for startups stitching together various government schemes available for startups. Startups will benefit from curated industry participation and mentoring, national and international exposure programmes, access to government grants and funding, and investor networking opportunities. The program will kick off in Thiruvananthapuram in the first week of January. Startups should apply through […]

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Blockchain technology to address challenges of migrant labour at “BlockathonForChange” at Maker Village, Kochi

US Consulate General, Chennai with Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Maker Village, Kochi and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) announced the launch of ‘Blockathon For Change’, a hackathon to address the societal issues of migrant labour using blockchain technology.  Migrant labourers are often a disadvantaged and vulnerable group because of social, economic and cultural issues associated with migration. In India, massive interstate migration of labourers warrants immediate attention both at the ground level and policy level. The proposed hackathon […]

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KBF launches ‘Varayude Penma’, a residency art workshop for Kudumbasree members

Seeking to empower women by inculcating the values of art amongst them, Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) and Kudumbasree launched a 10-day residency art workshop for the members of Kudumbasree Mission here today, with the organisers hoping that such an endeavour would help raise women-centric issues in a forceful and creativemanner.  The workshop at Fort Kochi, being attended by around 35 women from 14 districts, was inaugurated by Shri K J Maxi, the local MLA. Prominent artists Valsan Kolleri, Jalaja PS, Jaya PS and C […]

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