Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd. was the 10th start-up to be awarded start-up status by the Department Of Industrial Policy & Promotion under the Start-Up India Initiative of the Government Of India. The company is also one of the 234 entities awarded this recognition till date. On 28th July 2016, Ms. Aardra Chandra Mouli, Founder-Director, Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd., was invited to meet the Minister of State for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, and to participate in a meeting of 28 selected Indian start-ups for discussing the needs and concerns of start-ups in the country.
News Link: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/startups-voice-their-concerns-during-a-meeting-with-nirmala-sitharaman/articleshow/53442340.cms
Aardra Chandra Mouli and Gayathri Thankachi of Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd. were awarded the Devi Awards for Dynamism and Innovation 2016 in the green-tech category for their work in Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd. THE Devi Awards, instituted by The New Indian Express for women who excel in their respective fields, were presented on 23rd July 2016, in Kochi, by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan.
News Links: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Devi-Awarda-Going-green-with-energy-joint-award/2016/07/24/article3544652.ece
Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd. was awarded the Kairali Innotech Award 2016 in the Best Non-IT Start-Up category. The award was presented by Sri. Mammootty, renowned actor and Chairman, Malayalam Communications Ltd., Sri. John Brittas, MD, Kairali TV, and Sri E. P. Jayarajan, Minister for Industries and Sports, Kerala. The function took place at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum, on 9th July, 2016, and was attended by luminaries from the business, art, and political spheres. The judging panel for the Kairali Innotech awards for 2016 constituted of Sri. G. Vijayaraghavan, Founder-CEO of Technopark, Sri. C. Balagopal, IAS, founder of Terumo Penpol Ltd., and Smt. Lakshmi Menon, designer and founder of the Ammumma Thiri project.
News Link: http://www.kairalinewsonline.com/2016/07/09/60791.html
AEKA BIOCHEMICALS PVT. LTD., the first biotech and biochemical start-up in Kerala wholly owned by women, launched its first range of products on Friday, 9th October 2015. The Sasya range of microbial plant growth promoters from Aeka was launched by Shri. Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder of Infosys.
Eminent personalities including Shri. C. Balagopal (IAS, founder of Terumo Penpol), Shri. Joy Oommen (IAS, CMD of Kerala Financial Corporation), Shri. G. Vijayaraghavan (founder of Technopark), Shri. Nandakumar (founder of Suntec Business Solutions), and Shri. M. R. Narayanan (co-founder of Transmatic Systems and Floatels India Pvt. Ltd) were also present.
Some of the top scientists of the state including Dr. Oommen V. Oommen (Chairman, Kerala Biodiversity Board), Dr. V. P. Potty (Principal Scientist (Retd.), CTCRI and CEPC Lab), Dr. P. G. Latha (Director, JNTBGRI), Dr. Ajit Haridas (Head, PEET, NIIST) and Dr. Rajeev Sukumaran (Sr. Scientist, NIIST) graced the occasion.
The Sasya range of plant growth promoters is for use in organic farming, and has five different products for home and terrace gardens, vegetable farms, plantain, fruit and flowering plants, large farms and plantations. [For more information: +91 94976 99919 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org]
Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd. was granted the Green Category ICE permit from the Kerala Pollution Control Board in August 2015. In the heart of the city, Aeka’s Vazhuthacaud facility is optimised so as to be fully eco-friendly, pollutant-free, and a green, zero-effluent zone.
The Hindu Independence Day Feature, 15th August 2015 (Trivandrum, Kochi Edition):
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We were honoured to have with us at the official inauguration of Aeka Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd. the Princess of Travancore HH Aswathi Thirunal Gouri Lakshmi Bayi, the founder of Terumo Penpol and former IAS officer Shri. C. Balagopal, the President of Kerala Startups Society and former CFO & Programme Coordinator of New Initiatives Technopark Shri. K. C. Chandrasekharan Nair, and Head of Process Engineering & Environmental Technology Division, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, Dr. Ajit Haridas.
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