Launch of Salt Bath Furnace at Vendor Development Program, Thrissur.


The kitchen knife manufacturing industry in Kerala requires a small Salt Bath Hardening Furnace to enable the quality of their products. The furnace should have a connected load of less than 20kW enabling it to operate without a dedicated transformer. Since the products are relatively small in size, the primary objective is to find an economical and efficient solution for their hardening process. MSME DFO Thrissur facilitated the DST supported Technology Enabling Centre ( TEC ) managed by Amrita Viswavidya Peetham University, Amritapuri, Kollam, Kerala to take up it for a solution. AMRITA - TEC, Amrita University successfully developed a solution and A Salt bath hardening furnace developed by AMRITA - TEC was handed over to Shri. K A Joseph proprietor of M/S Safe Power & former state General secretary of Kerala Small Scale Industries Association( KSSIA) during the inaugural function of the Vendor Development Program organised by MSME DFO Thrissur at DFO Thrissur on 29 & 30 September 2023. As symbolic gesture a Photo of the Frame was handed over to Shri. K A Joseph jointly by Shri. Satyaki Rastogi , GM SIDBI & Shri Prakash GS Joint Director & Head of office MSME DFO Thrissur in the presence of Shri Surendran K. N Senior scientist & Shri Mahesh Mohan Senior Manager TEC Amrita University & other dignitaries.

Technology Enablement Meet, Anokha Techfair at Ettimadai.


DST-Amrita Technology Enabling Center (TEC), headed by Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dean, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, organized a Technology Enablement Meet & Techfair as part of the Anokha 2023, an annual national techfest of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus held at the campus from 27 to 29 April, 2023. The techfair was organised in partnership with Technology, Security & Transparency (TST) Working Group of Civil20 (C20) official engagement group of G20 and Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) of the university. This innovation showcase featured over 50 projects aligned to Civil20 (C20) priorities – technology security & transparency, sustainable & resilient communities and education & digital transformation. These projects were drawn from various departments and centres across the university campuses as well as other institutions such as KPR Institute of Engineering & Technology (KPRIET), Coimbatore.
The techfair was inaugurated by Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in the presence of Prof. C. Parameswaran, Principal Director, Corporate & Industry Relations (CIR) & Air Commodore Satish Menon, Campus Director of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Anokha techfest conveners, Mr. M. Sreevalsan and Dr. Prashant R. Nair. DST-Amrita TEC fellow.

Technology Enablement Meet & Exhibition, Coimbatore.


DST-Amrita Technology Enabling Center (TEC), headed by Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dean, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, organized a Technology Enablement Meet & Exhibition at the premises of its academic partner, KPRInstitute of Engineering & Technology (KPRIET), Coimbatore on 11th March 2023. With the focal theme of Technology for Societal Empowerment, this meet was organized in association with the Technology, Security & Transparency (TST) Working Group of Civil20 (C20) official engagement group of G20. 30 innovations with a societal & humanitarian focus from DST-Amrita TEC's academic partners and student startups were showcased at the exhibition. Mr. K.K. Pillai, Authority Member, Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, inaugurated the meet & exhibition, and Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean-Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham along with Mr. Divyanshu Verma, CEO, Redinent Innovations distributed prizes & awards to the top 10 innovations of the meet. These innovators will be mentored for technology enablement and pre-incubation support by DST-Amrita TEC. All projects on display were evaluated by a jury and presented with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) certificate by DST-Amrita TEC. Dr. Akila M., Principal, KPR Institute; Dr. Prashant R. Nair, DST-Amrita TEC fellow; Dr. Ravi Kumar K. and Prof. Navaneethakrishnan Ramanathan, heads of centers for Innovation & Entrepreneurship @ KPR, also addressed the participants. Jury members included Dr. Vinodh Kumar, GM, CODISSIA Defense Innovation Hub & Mr. Sriram TRN, Director, Everstage Technologies, along with DST-Amrita TEC team members, Mr. K.N. Surendran, Mr. Mahesh Mohan, Mr. Venkatesh R., and Mr. Rathina Balaji.

Commercial Exhibiting of Universal Measuring Machine at IMTEX 2023, Bengaluru .


Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized its flagship international machine tool and manufacturing technology exhibition ‘IMTEX 2023 & Tooltech 2023’ along with Digital Manufacturing at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore from 19th to 25th January 2023. Amrita TEC exhibited its Cost Effective Universal Form Tester (Universal Measuring Machine) and won the consolation prize for outstanding research work carried out to develop and commercialise the machine. A monetary prize of Rs5000/- was also awarded. The machine was developed by Dr.Ganesh Udupa and Mr.K.N.Surrendran in partnership with Holmarc Opto-Mechnatronics Ltd, Kochi. The technology transfer and commercialisation was done by Amrita TEC.

Smart Ply launch at National Vendor Development Meet, Kochi.


Smart Ply, a device developed by DST- Amrita Technology Enabling Centre for monitoring the quality of plywood during manufacturing, has been introduced in the market. Union Minister of State for MSME, Shri Bhanupratap Singh Varma, launched Smart Ply during the National Vendor Development Program 2022, Gokulam Park Hotel & Convention Center Kochi, on 17th & 18th Novemeber,2022 in the presence of Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Head of Technology Enabling Centre (TEC), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Thiru Prakash GS IEDS, Joint Director and Head of Office MSME Development & Facilitation Office, CK Abdul Maheed, Managing Partner Seepisons Plyboard and Managing Director Perumbavoor Plywood Manufacturers Consortium Pvt Ltd Angamaly and Dr.Shiju Sathyadev, MD Tranquility IoT and Bigdata Solution, Associate Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham graced the occasion. The event was organized by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). The DST-Amrita Technology Enabling Centre and the centre’s start-up company Tranquillity IoT and Big Data Solutions collaborated to create Smart Ply, which checks the plywood quality during each manufacturing stage. The device was introduced to the market after successfully completing trials and tests at plywood manufacturing facilities.

Brainstorming session on “CSR Funding Opportunities” for technology Development.

Interactions with MSME Entrepreneurs at Vendor Development Program held at Thrissur. The various supports extended by the center was explained.

Interaction with Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce, Bengaluru.

Interactions with Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute for ecosystem partnership for technology development, technology transfer and technology commercialization.

Amrita Technology Enabling Center display various IoT enabled technologies at National Vendor Development Program held at Kochi. These are cost effective solutions for MSMEs.

Amrita Technology Enabling Center visit to Cochin Ship Yard, Kochi.

Interaction with Confederation of Indian Industries to showcase technological expertise, foster innovation, and forge partnerships for impactful technology-driven solutions,

Interactions with Kvees Food Pvt Ltd for collaboration to build a more sustainable and innovative food system for the future.

Interaction with WIPRO for collaboration and funding opportunities for sustainable technology.

Interactions with M/S Safe Power for technology development for agricultural implements.

Interaction with Plywood consortium for technology development for Smart Automation.

Interaction with M/S Holmorc Opto Mechatronics for technology commercialization of Universal Measuring Machine.

Interaction with Nazeela Industries for waste to value products development from wood industries.

Interactions with MAKS Automation, Kottarakkara for affordable Industry 4.0 sensors and system development for SMEs.

Interaction with NIFT -TEA for collaboration for technology requirements of textile industries.

Visit to Kerala Startup Fablab and Maker Village for ecosystem partnership.

Interaction with M/S Kumar Tools, agricultural implements, and tools manufacturer to identify technology requirements.

Interaction with Industry association in the technology exhibition fair organized by TEC.

Interaction with M/S Idhayam G for identifying the technology challenges faced by the rural entrepreneurs and Self-Help Groups. The challenges faced towards technology adaptation by the rural community was discussed.

Interaction with Cochin Shipyard on impactful sustainable technologies for the world through rural entrepreneurship. The global market opportunities and the logistics challenges to reach the global markets were discussed.

Interaction with M/S Vaigai Coir Cluster for identifying the technology challenges faced by coir entrepreneurs. The challenges faced to develop novel products in coir was discussed.

Interaction with Rural Self Employment Training Institute by Indian Overseas Bank on for supporting rural entrepreneurs through innovative technology. The challenges faced by the women entrepreneur were discussed.

Interaction with local panchayat for identifying the challenges faced by the rural community to get empowered by technology. The challenges faced by the panchayat admiration to uplift the livelihood of the rural economy was discussed.

Interaction with MSME Development Institute, Thrissur authorities on patent facilitation center. The importance of the intellectual Property for the small industries were discussed and highlighted.

Interaction with technocrats at the stall exhibited at Global Tech Summit held at Visakhapatnam.

Interactions with the governing body members of the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Collaboration for the joint center of excellence and the objective to be jointly accomplished were discussed.

Interaction with M/S Medimove LLP for technology development for the challenges faced by the healthcare industry in the elderly care was discussed.

Interaction with Coir Boards and Laghu Udyog Bharati for addressing the technology development and exploring the opportunities for the coir industry.

Interaction with M/S Medsby Healthcare and Engineering Solutions for partnering for technology development in the health care industry.

Interaction with ZAR Capitals for partnership to build an ecosystem fostering technology.

Interaction with Spirex food, millet entrepreneurship consultant for Millet year 2023.

Amrita team of innovators interact with Genworks for discussion on various innovations and industry requirement in the field of Healthcare.

Demonstration of the healthcare devices using non-invasive technique to the technical team of Genworks.

Interaction with the technopreneurs and students at Global Tech Summit at Visakhapatnam.

Interaction with Kalady Rill Miller Consortium and Pavizham rice cluster for technologies of Effluent water treatment from rice cluster.

Interaction with COSIEMA for partnering for technology advancement, exchange of knowledge, resources, and networks, leading to mutually beneficial projects and initiatives.

Interaction with Aaron Capital for collaboration and partnership for technology commercialization. The strategic funding opportunities for technology development and research was discussed.

Technology demonstration of durable windmill brake pads to Nutech Windparts, pioneer in windmill accessories and component manufacturer and supplier.

Interaction with the SAICO, Agricultural Consortium with interdisciplinary team from Amrita for discussion on various technology requirements of the Consortium.

Interaction with the Institute of Indian Foundrymen for circular and green technology for the foundry industries in Coimbatore district.



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