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Three startups from Kerala win national awards

Three startups from Kerala win national awards
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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 6 (PTI):Three startups from

Kerala made it to the list of winners of the first edition of

National Startup Awards announced on Tuesday in 32 categories

across 12 sectors.

NAVA Design & Innovation and Genrobotics Innovations,

which were incubated by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM),

were among the awardees along with God''s Own Food Solutions,

also from the state.

Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush

Goyal declared the results at a virtual felicitation ceremony

in Delhi on Tuesday evening.

Conceived by the Department for Promotion of Industry

and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the awards are in recognition of

outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are building

innovative products or solutions.

KSUM said the honours won by the Kerala startups

proved the efficacy of the state governments support to

nascent companies showing promise.

"The awards have come for their commitment to solve

social issues," KSUM Chief Executive Officer Mr Sasi P M

noted.

"Such recognitions will inspire more startups to toe

similar lines in the future."

NAVA won the award in recognition of its solar-powered

device for toddy extraction.

Capable of improving the efficiency of toddy-tapping

by 72 times, the device facilitates cutting, beating and

collection of the beverage.

The device''s use cuts the number of climbing the palm

to a mere three from what is manually 270 over a three-month

period.

The machine has earned NAVA patent rights in 28

countries where it is being used.

Genrobotics earned recognition for its product named

Bandicoot, billed as the world''s first robotic scavenger that

cleans manholes and helps stamp out manual scavenging.

The 50-kg pneumatic-powered and remote-controlled

robot, which was developed in 2018 by four young engineering

graduates, can be sent down a manhole, where it would remove

sewage by spreading its arm capable of 360-degree motion.

Designed with the help of Google launch pad, Bandicoot

is easy to operate, equipped as it is with a user-friendly

interface.

The 2015-founded God''s Own Food Solutions won the

award in the food processing sector for its patented green

flour product named jackfruit365, which the jury noticed has

streamlined the organised market for Indian Jackfruits."

Having created clinically-proven solutions to control

diabetes and reduce chemotoxicity, the product had its test

results showing a significant blood-sugar reduction in 996 out

of 1,000 patients during 90 days.

The awards were in the sectors of agriculture,

education, enterprise technology, energy, finance, food,

health, industry 4.0, space, security, tourism and urban

services.

They are also meant for scalable enterprises, with

high potential of employment generation or wealth creation and

those demonstrating measurable social impact, the Ministry

said.

KSUM is nodal agency of the Kerala government for

entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the

state.PTI UD SS

PTI PTI


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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