Kris G Looking To Turn Angel Investor. Good News for Kerala Tech Startups?

Speaking on the sidelines of a press conference to announce the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) 10th India Innovation Summit earlier this month at Bangalore, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Infosys’ Co-founder and Non-Executive Vice-Chairman shared his thoughts of turning into an Angel Investor for tech -startups on his personal capacity after retiring from Infosys later this October. […]

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TCS brings World’s Largest Training Centre to Kerala

Kerala’s credentials to be declared as the most favoured IT-destination in the country received a substantial boost with Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh recently laying the foundation stone for the TCS Global Learning Centre. When completed, the TCS learning centre would be the largest corporate learning facility in the world, with a capacity to train […]

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Petronet LNG Terminal: Fuelling Cleaner, Greener Growth

  “After eight years of the start of its implementation, the (Petronet LNG) terminal is ready to fuel Kerala’s multifaceted development.” These words spoken by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at the inauguration of the Rs 4,500 crore LNG terminal in Kochi are likely to be prophetic. The project gives power-deficient Kerala an enviable source […]

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Kerala’s Innovation Hubs give Power to Ideas

  Ideas have the power to transform dreams to reality. As India’s iconic former president, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam said “Innovation opens up new vistas of knowledge and new dimensions to our imagination to make everyday life more meaningful and richer in depth and content”. The late MJ Joseph, who lived in a small village […]

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Nurturing Innovation, IP creation and Entrepreneurship: The role of Government – A Kerala perspective

  At a time when entire economies and industries are coming out of the global economic crisis, business leaders are struggling to balance the near-term needs of survival with the long-term demand to find new sources of growth. Never has the need to innovate and be entrepreneurial been more urgent.     The connection between […]

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Lights, Camera…and let the Action Begin!

  Let the credits roll! With the applause for its innovative ad on Kerala’s first Entrepreneurship Day still echoing loud and clear in cyber space, it’s time for the talent behind Cat Entertainments to take a bow. A year back Amarnath Sankar, Chachu Jacob, Arun Nair and Ebin Ephrem were engineering students with a passion […]

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Terumo Penpol: Ushering in the Winds of Change

An hour long conversation between a young bureaucrat and a passionate scientist at the Sree Chitra Institute in Trivandrum ushered in the winds of change in India’s medical devices industry. The bureaucrat was C Balagopal, an IAS officer and the scientist was A V Ramani, head of the R&D department at the Sree Chitra Institute. […]

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LEIP: Developing a Stronger Light Engineering Sector

  Kerala’s Light Engineering sector has traditionally been a very strong performer. The consistent government policy of encouraging the industry has paid off richly and today Kerala is home to highly successful companies like Tyco Electronics, SFO Technologies Pvt Ltd, OEN Connectors Ltd, Sun Fibre Optics (Nest), Guardian Controls and CII Guardian. These companies, with […]

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Solid Waste Management : Issues & Challenges

  Solid waste management is fast becoming a nightmare for citizens and local authorities in cities across India. Homes, commercial establishments, hospitals, industries and construction sites are estimated to generate a total of 10,000 MT of waste per day in the country. Even as the warning alarm regarding proper management of waste has been sounded […]

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Coconut Based Industrial Park : Adding Value to Kerala’s Coconut Sector

    The coconut palm is an integral part of life in Kerala. From the green trees that tower over its verdant landscape to its ubiquitous presence in the state’s cuisine, Kerala has had a long love affair with this delicious fruit. The state is the largest producer of coconuts in India. Coconut cultivation takes […]

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