Dare to Dream – Zee Business

I got a chance to give a talk in the Dare to Dream show in Zee Business. It was a great experience to be part of the show with Beena Kannan (Seematti), MSA Kumar as other speakers and many accomplished people from the industry as part of the audience.

Budget 2019 Views – From a Solar-electric Boat builder

Let me summarise my views from two aspects – as an entrepreneur and the other as a solar-electric boat builder. From an entrepreneur perspective, There is talk of streamlining multiple labour laws to set of four labour code. From the past record of this government in making statements in major policy and leading to real…

Budget 2019 – General

FM highlighted that patents trebled from 2014 to 2018. Let us see where we stand. We are seventh only because we have a huge population. If one add a parameter called patents per million people, we are no where. If you see all the top countries, they are those that are pursuing technical education in…

Giving feedback for Modi Manifesto 2019

The other day I had a chance to interact with Smt. Smriti Irani during her visit to Kochi as part of BJP’s outreach to get inputs for their 2019 election manifesto. I raised a pertinent point with regards to NITI Ayog, once again, missing out electric boats for support when giving the same for electric…

Speaker at World Future Energy 2019, Abu Dhabi

I was part of the panel held by International Solar Alliance during the World Future Energy 2019 held at Abu Dhabi. It was an interesting session where I could talk about our experience of solar ferry, the differences with electric vehicles and technologies, and some of the challenges when we plan for more applications in…

Looking forward to TiECon 2018

Last year, we were the winners of “Startup of the Year” at TiECon. It is a prestigious  award especially since this is the biggest gathering of entrepreneurs in Kerala. This recognition gave us the confidence to work on bigger challenges in our mission, “Revolutionise Transport on Water”. The complexity of problem increases with either the…

Talk at ASME EFx

I had chance to talk to students from various engineering colleges from South India at ASME EFx at FISAT, Kochi. The talk was followed with an interesting session of Q&A, that is usually my favourite.

NavAlt in Smartfifty list

NavAlt makes it to the top 50 in the Smartfifty list. This is a list of top 50 firms, selected by Department of Science and Technology, that would transform India. The selection of the top 40 from 400 selected firms was held in Bangalore The remaining 10 were selected from the process held in US…

Destination Kerala Award 2018

Navalt wins the “Startup of the Year” award initiated by Destination Kerala in the ceremony held on 16 Feb, 2018 at Crowne Plaza, Kochi. The award received from: Shri Adeeb Ahamed, Shri. K. Ganesh, Dr. Saji Gopinath, Dr. ChristyFernandez, Shri RajeshNair.  

Global Cleantech Open, Los Angeles

It was a pleasant surprise when we were called out as the winner in the Renewable Energy category in the Global Cleantech Open awards for innovative startups. GCIP is global cleantech innovation program. The GCIP programme of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In India, the programme has been designed to identify innovations in the area…

CleanTech Panel at TiECon2017

It was great opportunity to be part of the clean tech panel along with Syam Menon (Infuse Ventures) and Rajat Gupta (Tessol).