General Orientation Training program for NRKs on 12.01.2023

Pravasi GOT - A General Orientation Training is scheduled on 12th January 2023 at 2.30 pm (IST) exclusively for the NRKs to familiarize the schemes of the Department and also to familiarize the various initiatives implementing by the Department in connection with the Year of Enterprise project.

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Kerala Pavilion wins gold medal at India International Trade Fair

Kerala Pavilion won gold medal at the India International Trade Fair (IITF)organized in New Delhi. The 6000 square feet pavilion underlining the concept of 'Vocal for Local, Local to Global' won the award in the State & Union Territory Pavilion category.

The State Industry and Commerce Department was awarded the 'Best Theme Exhibitor' award. The Department of Industries set up a themed stall in the fair as a glimpse of Kerala's industrial growth.

India International Trade Fair- 2022

India International Trade Fair 2022 is organized from 14th to 27th November 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. A themed stall of the Department of Industries has been set up in the fair as a glimpse of Kerala's industrial growth.

As part of this year's theme, Vocals for Local and Local for Global, Products from Kerala that have received geographical indication awards and are exported from Kerala are on display at the stalls. Apart from the theme stall, the Industries Department has also arranged 4 commercial stalls to sell the products of 8 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs from Kerala. Kerala's unique delicacies such as coconut oil, spices, various types of chips, cashew mango and Ilanir dishes and electronic products  are available at the commercial stalls.

Celebrating One Lakh Enterprises Milestone Achievement at Directorate of Industries & Commerce

            Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Law and Coir, Shri. P. Rajeev, visited the Directorate of Industries and Commerce on 08 th December 2022 to celebrate the milestone achievement of registering 1,00,000 new enterprises in Kerala as part of the Year of Enterprises Initiative of the Government. Minister congratulated the admirable teamwork and commitment shown by the officers and staff of Industries and Commerce in achieving the historic milestone in the remarkable period of 250 days from April 1 to December 7, 2022.

Dreamvestor Launch

The Department of Industries and Commerce launched an initiative named “DREAMVESTOR” to provide opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their unique business ideas and explore the opportunities in the growing business world. The launch event was held on 24th November at the Mascot Hotel in the esteemed presence of the Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Law & Coir Shri. P. Rajeeve. The Principal Secretary, Industries Shri. A.P.M Mohammed Haneesh IAS and Director, Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Shri Harikishore S IAS were also present at the event.

Hon’ble Minister said that the initiative was designed with the aim to help entrepreneurs between the age of 18-35 to build better connections for their business endeavors and open new doors to the investment world. During the event, the Director briefed about the procedure for submitting the application through online portal and mentioned that the aim of this program was to promote new talents who have unique and innovative business ideas. The game has 4 levels in total and the ideas which reach the final stages will be granted financial rewards up to Rs. 5 lakhs.

Level 1: All contestants are required to submit their innovative business ideas by 23rd December 2022, to be considered for Dreamvestor’s first round.

Level 2: The selected 100 entries should send pitch elevator videos about their business plan that do not exceed more than 2 minutes. Last date to upload this is on 30th January 2023.

Level 3: Their will be 50 contestants chosen for the third round of Dreamvestor. The chosen participants at this round must outline their marketing plans for the business plan by 12th February 2023.

Level 4: 20 finalists will be presenting their business plan to the jury members of Dreamvestor offline on 1st March 2023.

The reward for the 1st prize winner shall be Rs. 5 lakhs, 2nd prize winner shall be Rs. 3 lakhs and the 3rd prize winner shall be Rs. 2 lakhs. The next 7 finalists and the remaining 10 finalists shall be receiving a prize money of Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 25,000 each respectively.