KOCHI: Inntot Technologies, an Infopark-based-startup at Kochi has just won ‘The Best Service Startup award’ in the country. This was given by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at the Industrial Innovation Summit at New Delhi on October 24. They also shared the award for ‘The Most Promising Startup’, along with nine other start-ups.
The jury was chaired by S. Gopalakrishnan, Infosys co-founder and CII Startup Council Chairman. Inntot provides digital radio receivers at affordable rates. It also has an emergency warning system, in case of natural disasters; a high-quality audio listening experience through Amplitude Modulation short and medium wave transmissions; Journaline (wherein you could read news on a display panel); an electronic programme guide, and traffic updates. The team is now focusing on a new IP solution, Corporative Intelligent Transport System. “The technology will enable vehicle-to-vehicle communication that will help prevent accidents, loss of life, and will ease vehicular traffic,” says Rajith Nair, the CEO. Interestingly, the majority of the customers are based in Japan and Korea. “Now we are planning to branch out to Indonesia and Nigeria,” says Rajith. “We participated in a recent edition of the Japan IT Week. This is regarded as the largest trade show in Japan.
We were able to take part because of support from the Kerala Finance Corporation.” Rajith and Prasanth Thankappan, Director and Chief Technology Officer conceived the idea of the firm in 2014 and started their first unit at Kakkanad. Within three years they launched their second unit earlier this year at Infopark. The start-up has received financial help from the Kerala State Entrepreneur Development Mission. “The startup-friendly policies of the Central and the State governments has helped us a lot,” says Rajith.