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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Feeder Airports will give Wings to Tourism & Business

  The decision of the Kerala government to set up feeder airports in the districts of Wayanad and Idukki will help propel the pace of economic development in both these districts. The presence of an air transport system has several spin-off effects and is often regarded as an economic engine for growth. Both Wayanad and […]

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Life Science Park Naming Contest Results

The five winners who won consolation prizes are Amruth Raj R, Aswin Prasad, Nithin Self Talk, Varghese Antony Thomas & Sagar Narendra Pokale. Congratulations to all winners.

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Kerala’s Big Byte of the IT Pie

Twenty-five year old Lata Warrier has big dreams. Her ambition is to own a house and live a completely independent life. And at this young age, she is well on her way to making her dream come true. She attributes her success to the IT boom in Kerala. “It gave youngsters like me the chance […]

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The Big Move to Boost Small Industries

  Kerala’s small and traditional industries have always been a strong feature of the state’s industrial profile. The small coir processing units dotting Alappuzha’s verdant green landscape and a thriving rubber industry in picturesque Kottayam made their presence felt even during an era when Kerala was noted more for its slow and sluggish industrial growth. […]

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