Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Kerala Startup Mission has joined hands with the Bharat Petroleum Corporation for providing financial assistance to startups/innovators from Kerala and the program is titled as Project Ankur. BPCL’s Start-Up Scheme "Project Ankur" aims to develop a supportive ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurship in the country by backing innovative ideas and concepts that have the potential to grow into Start-ups. This is an opportunity for all Indian innovators and entrepreneurs to turn their dreams and ideas into reality.

As part of its long term strategy BPCL plan to aid/invest in startups in various technology domains. BPCL involvement is to provide with the financial assistance, access to BPCL’s R & D facilities, extended expertise and network.

Based on the schemes following are the list of startups who have benefitted from the scheme:

Sl No

Name of the startup

Project brief

Fund released



iRov Technologies

Underwater drone

46 Lakhs


Resnova Technologies

Dairy Management system

20 Lakhs


Sastra Robotics

Robotic arm that mimic human arm

1.1 Crore


Gen Robotics

Robot for Manhole cleaning

1 Crore



Biocalcus - AI powered wearable ECG device

1 Crore


Nava designs

Automatic Neera or toddy tapping device

15 Lakhs