Thiruvananthapuram: The celebrations of the first Kerala Innovation Day and the launching of the Kerala Medical Technology Consortium took place at the Jawahar Sahakarna Bhavan on January 23rd 2020. The event was held under the aegis of the Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council.

Chief Minister Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan delivered the inaugural address and launched the flagship initiative of the Kerala Medical Technology Consortium. He praised the Consortium for paving the way to connect startups with the medical community and promote development. Smt. K.K Shailaja Teacher, Minister for Health, Social Justice & Women and Child Development, delivered the presidential address. She praised K-DISC for creating the Consortium and hoped that it would provide solutions to affordable and innovative healthcare for all.


The Chief Minister also declared the start of the Technology Innovation Champions Award Programme and launched the mobile application for the Kerala Food Platform Mobile. Distribution of certificates for the winners of the YIP 2018 Accelerated Innovation Track (AIT) was also conducted.

A comprehensive report on the activities of K-DISC was presented by its Chairman, Dr.K.M Abraham. The logo of Kerala Innovation Day was unveiled by V.K Ramachandran.


A seminar on the KMTC was held. Eminent doctors and businessmen from India and abroad took part such as Dr.Raman Thekkedathu, Dr.Karthikeya Varma, Dr Venugopal Menon, Dr Rajasree MS, Dr. Rohit Bhargava, Madan Krishnan and Dr.Shivashankar IAS were part of the panelists. The discussion centred around improving and relating research to practical applications as well as developing India's medical technology industry.
 

 

 

Venjaramoodu Government School emerged as the winners of the Inno Quiz competition.  Loyola School was the runner-up, winning second prize overall. 80 teams participated in the quiz. A tiebreaker round was held for third position in which Cotton Hill School emerged as second runner up.

 


Nine stalls were set up at the venue to provide information on various projects and products made available via K-DISC activities. These included the "Namuthu Vellame" scheme by K-DISC which promotes agro-ecology and sustainable farming in tribal communities.

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