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Recognition for small entrepreneurs

A technique involving the use of nano fiber membranes to reduce the amount of fertliser that has to be used; a method to build better roads with plastic waste; and a device to locate veins in the human body – these were the three innovations that bagged awards at the sixth edition of the CavinKare - MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards 2017.

The award honours small, innovative entrepreneurs and identifies growing small-scale enterprises in terms of their uniqueness, benefit to people and ability to scale. This award, established in 2011 commemorates the memory of late R. Chinnikrishnan, father of the sachet revolution.

C.K. Ranganathan, chairman and managing director of CavinKare Pvt. Ltd. said, “Tamil Nadu is the gateway for successful entrepreneurship in south India. In recent years, the State has transformed itself into a hub of innovation with many start-ups emerging not just in Chennai but also in tier-2 and tier-3 cities.”

While S Kavita, CEO & firector, FIB- SOL Life Technologies Pvt Ltd, came up with the low-weight biodegradable bio-fertiliser carrying membrane, G. Venkatasubramaniyan, inventor and partner, CMR Bitplast, patented a wet process technology for laying plastic roads.

The final awardee was Ponram P, director, Tejas Translational Technologies Pvt Ltd, who came up with an innovative bio-medical device — Vein Probe Vein Finder — that can locate veins in patients within seconds. Kavitha D Chitturi, president, Madras Management Association and joint managing director of The KCP Ltd. said

“The fundamental objective of this initiative is to understand and comprehend the challenges and opportunities in India’s innovation.”

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