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Kerala startups bag national level innovation funding in IIGP

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Three startups mentored by the Startup Mission (KSUM) have bagged a seed funding of up to Rs 25 lakh each in the Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) at

This would enable them to scale up their operations and accelerate market penetration, a press release said.

The Kerala-based startups- Genrobotic Innovations, Irov Technologies and Sastra Robotics- were among the 16 winners, who will also get an opportunity to undergo an incubation process along with mentoring support.

IIGP 2018 edition was a combined initiative of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Lockheed Martin, and Tata Trusts.

This programme aims to support the Government of India's missions of "Start-up India" and "Make in "

It provides an innovation ecosystem to enable innovators and entrepreneurs to develop

The 16 winners were selected from top 50 innovators, chosen from 3,000 applicants.

The selected innovators were given an opportunity to attend a boot camp conducted by IIM-Ahmedabad, after which 16 were picked.

Out of the nine startups from that participated in the event held last week, seven were supported by the KSUM.

Genrobotic Innovations Pvt Ltd, which provides robotic solutions for sewer cleaning and other manual works, was founded by Arun George, Nikhil NP, Rashid Bin Abdulla, and Vimal Govind MK in 2015.

uses its underwater drone EyeROV to inspect critical underwater infrastructures.

Kochi-based Pvt Ltd is a startup founded by Aronin P in 2012, whose product SR-Dimenzio helps perform human-arm actions for high-risk tasks requiring precision.

These startups would now get an opportunity to test their products in the market with the help of leading scientists, technology experts, entrepreneurs and investors partnered with the programme.

KSUM is the nodal agency of for development and incubation activities in the state.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 16:55 IST