Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) has been chosen for the ‘Special Commendation’ for ‘Golden Peacock National Training Award’ for 2014. The award instituted by Institute of Directors India has chosen T-TBI for the successful conduct of various training activities undertaken by it in the areas of entrepreneurship development, software engineering, software certification, students’ technical skill enhancement etc. T-TBI is the first business Incubator in India to receive the prestigious Golden Peacock Award.
The award will be presented to T-TBI by Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan on May 23, at a function organised at Taj Vivanta here. T-TBI was chosen by the Awards Jury under the chairmanship of Justice P N Bhagwati, former CJI and Co-Chairmanship of Justice Arijit Pasayat, chairman, Authority for Advance Ruling (Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax) & former Judge, SC of India & former chairman, Competition Appellate Tribunal of India.
“We started talking about innovation when it was literally a new terminology in the IT domain. Technopark-TBI in the last decade has incubated over 190 companies (virtually as well) with almost 95 per cent success rate. “The Golden Peacock Award is a recognition to our efforts in creating an entrepreneurial culture amongst youth in Kerala. Moreover the fact that we are able to inspire more homegrown companies is certainly satisfying,” Technopark CEO K G Girish Babu said.
“Winning Golden Peacock Award is a great honour in corporate excellence. The award is a recognition for our initiatives to promote entrepreneurship among the youth in Kerala,” K C Chandrasekharan Nair, COO, secretary and Registrar T-TBI said. Earlier T-TBI won the Best Performing Incubator in India Award in 2006 (Govt of India DST), Best Performing Incubator in Asia Pacific in 2011 (AABI, Shanghai), Best Global Science Based Incubator Award 2012 (Technopolicy Networks Netherlands) and Best CSR Practices Award 2013 (National Forum)
The other winners who shall be honoured with Golden Peacock Awards are: KIMS Hospital (Quality), Terumo Penpol (Quality). The Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Leadership will be given to P N C Menon, Chairman Emeritus, Shobha Developers Ltd.