Men With Machines – A Story of Sastra Robotics

It all started in 2009, when the three first year engineering students – Aronin P, Achu Wilson and Akhil A – at Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad happened to attend a conference on Robotics in Bangalore. The talks at the conference, offered them a glimpse of the potential of Robotics in India. And thus started […]

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A Growing Enterprise – KITEX is making inroads in the US too

A visit to Kitex’s facility at Kizhakambalam, leaves one spell bound. Beyond the high walls, towers a 10 lakh square feet facility, that is the largest single such facility for infant care products in the world. The centrally air-conditioned facility caters to 7 of the top 10 infant wear brands in the US – Gerber, Toys’R”Us, The Children’s Place, Carter’s, Walmart, Target, Jockey – are […]

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Kerala’s Women Entrepreneurship To Get Global Visibility – WE Summit 2015

To showcase the remarkable achievement of the State in promoting women entrepreneurship, the government through the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) is holding Women Entrepreneurs Summit (WE Summit 2015) on November 19, the United Nations’ Women’s Entrepreneurship Day’.   The announcement was made by Industries and IT Minister Shri P K Kunhalikutty at the […]

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MIT’s Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) Makes Its Way To Kerala

The Kerala Startup mission is setting up Fab Labs in the state in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Centre of Bits and Atoms. Dr Neil Gershenfeld, director of the MIT Centre for Bits and Atoms, who pioneered the concept of fab lab, met Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and held discussions on setting up the Fab Labs.   “There has been a digital revolution in […]

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Women in Kerala Scale up the Entrepreneurship Bandwagon with KSIDC’s WE Mission

Women in Kerala top the country in terms of education and literacy rates. But that is only half the story. Today they are taking another step forward. Women in Kerala are taking to entrepreneurship in large numbers. The Economic Review, 2014 of the state says that 25 per cent of the 2,34,251 working SSIs/MSMEs registered in Kerala were promoted by women. 3354 new enterprises were registered in […]

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Special Incentives and Schemes Put Forth By Kerala Government for Boosting Women Entrepreneurship

Women in Kerala top the country in terms of education and literacy rates. But that is only half the story. Today they are taking another step forward. Women in Kerala are taking to entrepreneurship in large numbers. The Economic Review, 2014 of the state says that 25 per cent of the 2,34,251 working SSIs/MSMEs registered […]

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KSIDC Plans to Boost Up Ayurveda Sector Further

With initiatives like God’s Own Medicine – Ayurveda, KSIDC has always enjoyed upliftment of the Ayurveda Sector in the state. Especially since it holds its roots to the core of Kerala’s culture and tradition. And now to bring in substantial changes to foster ayurveda into a complementary and alternative system of medicine, we have chalked […]

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Kerala’s Own Temple of Engineered Wood

Western India Plywoods Limited is one of largest woodworking complexes in Asia. Its product bouquet is well-known for its variety: it includes various hardboards including pre-finished boards, plywoods of all varieties, densified wood which are a key ingredient for the engineering industry, pressboards which demand high precision machines to make, wooden floors, furniture, veneers… It’s a supermarket where one can find every engineered wood product. Some of India’s […]

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Cochin Hallmark Company Ltd establishes Biggest Gold Hallmarking Network in India

Anyone buying gold in the country today will definitely ask for hallmarked gold. It ensures that the gold is of the specified quality. But who certifies the gold and stamps the hallmark on it? Look no further than the Cochin Hallmark Company, the first and biggest gold certifier in the country.     Chemmanur Gold […]

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Industrial Growth Center Cherthala – Taking Off

The Alleppey district in Kerala is known for its idyllic backwaters. Tourists throng the place, charmed by its beauty and tranquility. The buzz of industries is something that was missing in the district. But not anymore. The district is witnessing a silent revolution with industries from a wide range of sectors setting up shop at […]

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