Aimed at developing an inclusive startup ecosystem in the state, the Kerala Startup Mission is foraying into sectors such as agriculture, tourism and Ayurveda. As of now, the KSUM is concentrating on engineering colleges and technology startups. As the first step in making a paradigm shift in its functioning, the mission is conducting a startup idea contest on to find solutions using technology for the problems faced by the coconut sector, which has been ailing for decades, in the state.
KSUM conducted the first National Coconut Challenge in association with Kerala State Industries Development Corporation (KSIDC) and State Planning Board.
Top 10 Ideas were showcased in the National Coconut Challenge held on Nov 2 & 3 at the Gateway Hotel, Kozhikode. The judging panel unanimously selected the below Top 3 projects as winners: