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.

IVLP USA Travel – Week 3

26-Apr-2018 (Thursday) See off dinner at a Chinese restaurant followed by ice-cream. 24-Apr-2018 (Tuesday) Flew from Santa Fe (airport was Albequerque) to San Francisco. The landing was an experience with parallel landing.  

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).

Hello Tomorrow 2017

Paris, on 26th Oct was tough time with two pitches back to back and that too having to arrive late because of flight from NewYork getting late. However at the end of it, it was a great pitch and the only reason we would not win is because others were better and nothing to do…

Silicon Valley Trek 2017

I was one of the fortunate five who were selected as the five winners of Action for India fellowship for the Silicon Valley Trek challenge held in New Delhi this January. Finally we started our journey and landed on 14th October. I came a day early thinking jet lag might hit me, but it did…

With ClubFM RJ Rafi

It was a great experience talking with Rafi, a popular DJ from ClubFM, on the story of ADITYA – India’s first solar ferry. The language is Malayalam – apology to those who cannot understand it.

Talk at Rotary Cochin on ADITYA

I was invited to speak at Rotary Club of Cochin to speak about ADITYA story – The making of India’s first solar ferry. Points discussed: Challenges – both technical and non-technical, during the design and construction of ADITYA. ADITYA, India’s first solar ferry and its successful performance in the last four months. Each day the…