Startups from Kerala, Delhi win awards

Startups from Kerala Delhi win awardsTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala-based startup Ajna and Brun Health from Delhi won the Global Impact Challenge (GIC), jointly organized by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and US-based Singularity University, at the “grand finale” here.
The two winning teams will get an opportunity to attend the 10-week long Incubation Program of the SU, a press release said.
EasyKrishi (Karnataka), SunEmison Solar (Chhattisgarh), and SignNEXT Assistive Technology LLP (Kerala) were declared the top three performers behind the winners.

They were awarded certificates and cash prize of Rs 50,000 each.
The India GIC, which began on July 2, was aimed at identifying inspiring startups trying to find solutions addressing global challenges in learning, healthcare and environment sectors.
The KSUM had selected 25 finalists belonging to different states from the applicants, who included 11 in healthcare, 8 in environment and 6 in education.
Ajna has solutions to stave off illegal logging that leads to deforestation and climate change, using autonomous drones, deep learning and blockchain technologies.
Brun Health is a medical device company, designing technology-based, accessible and affordable solutions for pregnancy monitoring.
It targets primary health centers and maternity clinics by working on a mission to deploy 1,500 devices by 2019.
The aim of the GIC is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the society, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.

The SU is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
SU’s Global Impact Competitions Director Rejina Njima announced the winners at the valedictory function.
Speaking on the occasion, KSUM CEO Saji Gopinath said the top six Kerala-based companies that pitched their ideas in the GIC can participate in the maiden Kerala Innovation Impact Challenge, to be held in September.
The winner will get Rs 80 lakh as prize money. PTI

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