During an India International Trade Fair (IITF –NewDelhi, India) a wide range of IT startup innovations has been displayed by the Kerala including an underwater surveillance drone, wearable health gadgets, and DIY robotics kit, signaling both the strength of the state’s IT sector and the government’s relentless push towards a digital economy.
The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) a movement in the state helped in modeling the hi-tech Kerala Pavilion at the IITF. They have brought host of successful startups with innovations that are both socially relevant and marketable, in line with this year’s theme “Startup India Stand up India”.
The Underwater drone EyeRov, showcased at the event can be used for surveillance and rescue purposes. It has applications in several areas like marine surveying, navy, oil and gas, shipping industry, research institutes and nuclear power stations. Its developers are conducting live demos of the product at the IITF.
Robo Invention is showcasing DIY electronic kits for children to aid learning, that it has supplied to more than 3,000 schools in Kerala.
In the tourism sector, the travel app Yatramantra has brought out a digital travel guide for God’s Own Country; and has a platform to help SMEs and corporate create their own app at very low cost.
At the pavilion, the healthcare startups have displayed innovations in the gadgets including Biocalculas, a wearable ECG device and Perfit Fitness, an interactive virtual assistant that manages fitness workouts and offers fashion advice!
Another startup product Traffitizer helps ambulances navigate heavy traffic to transport patients in emergencies. The developers claim the product has helped save the lives of more than 80 patients in medical emergencies so far.
The Kerala Pavilion is also highlighting the state’s much-acclaimed entrepreneurship model that has been designed to drive startup culture right from schools and colleges and its startup ecosystem, with illustrations of the infrastructure facilities, funding, mentorship, and industry connect offered by the government.