Thrust Areas

NGI TBI aims to support, guide and encourage all the innovative ideas, whether for a product, service, equipment, novel application, business model, technique or tool in the Palakkad region.

The thrust areas focussed by NGI TBI are Healthcare and Internet of Things.

NGI is focussing on the following domains promote economically viable Start-ups

1. Healthcare

Recently, healthcare has been buzzing with start-ups helping in hospital management systems, doctor discovery, delivery of medicines, medical devices and implants and now more importantly home healthcare services. Healthcare has become India’s one of the largest sectors – both in terms of revenue and employment. But, Mobile and Internet technologies are being seen as the means to address India's innovations in technology and telemedicine. Globally, digital health start-ups attracted more in the present scenario and in India it is centred mainly on appointment booking, cloud-based healthcare information systems, and online pharmacy providers, with a couple of start-ups engaged in cutting edge hardware and genomics research.

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  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices and Implants
  • Medical modelling
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Telehealth Services
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

• Genetics – Diagnostic Applications
• Production of Industrial Enzymes, Organic acid production
• Production of Pro-biotic, Natural dyes using enzymatic extraction
• Biofertiliser /Bioremediation
• Plant Tissue Culture
• Work on Medicinal plants
• Biosensor/Biofilm
• Industrial Bio-molecules & BioEnergy

Medical Devices and Implants
Medical Devices and Implants

Realizing the need for Medical Technology innovation, NGI TBI aims to develop simple, rapid, indigenous, low cost medical devices and implants by applying 4 components i.e.
• Affordability,
• Accessibility,
• Availability and
• Appropriateness.
It will create a complete ecosystem to facilitate development of innovative healthcare technologies in the country by generating innovative ideas through strong interaction with academia, clinicians and industry.

Medical modelling
Medical modelling

It includes Surgical Treatments and Patient Specific Medical Devices and Virtual Surgical Planning and Clinical Transfer Tools, using 3D Modelling and Printing.

Diagnostic Services
Diagnostic Services

In Rural India, the access to healthcare is restricted to primary health centres catering just the basic healthcare services. Rural people have to go to urban cities to access diagnostic services, where better diagnostic facilities are available. Diagnostic testing is one of the most promising and evolving industries in the medical field. Upcoming platforms like Start-ups on healthcare apps aim to facilitate diagnostic and healthcare searches in a simplified way by providing immediate access affordable medical solutions.

Telehealth Services
Telehealth Services

• Digitalisation of healthcare is fast paving its way in the emerging market with Technology changing the dynamics of the healthcare industry in an innovative way.
• The use of mobile technology to directly connect with the people and enhance the quality of care by providing convenient, affordable, transparent and reliable medical services is going to change the landscape of healthcare industry in the coming decade. Hence, NGI TBI supports Innovations and Start-ups in Telehealth services.

2. IoT (Internet of Things)

Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging thrust area for product and service development of novelty and would mainly concentrate
on the innovations developed on following opportunities.

NGI TBI supports Innovation in Industrial automation through control systems, such as computers or robots, and information technologies for handling different processes and machineries in an industry to replace a human being. The innovation must be a second step beyond mechanization in the scope of industrialization.

Today our lives have become dependent on Smart Technology and it’s almost impossible to live without them. Technologies that were non-existent about ten years ago are now necessities. Advances in Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Devices, and Mobile Apps are accelerating many Start-ups to create Smart Homes of the future. NGI TBI is at point to integrate Technology to the home utilities, appliances, safety features, and even kitchen gadgets. NGI TBI supports Innovative start-ups at the forefront of the technologies who are developing new and innovative ways to make home life as easy, efficient and connected as possible.

NGI TBI supports by Smart Technologies that provide the technical framework to implement Smart City Projects. We trying to implement initiatives to promote Greener and Safer Urban Environments, with cleaner air and water, better mobility and efficient public services. Smart cities leverage Technology Solutions to improve city services and the living experience of residents.

NGI TBI focusses on IoT solutions that help farmers, by ensuring High Yields, Profitability, and Protection of the Environment. IoT in Agriculture Technologies supports Specialized Equipment, Wireless Connectivity, Software and IT Services.

The Energy Sector is undergoing a massive transformation. Today internet of things is helping to drive this transformation like solar, wind, storage and other technologies, the. The IoT is transforming the energy industry through Internet-connected devices can be used to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems, and create new and innovative experiences.

NGI TBI believes that Smart Water Management is a system designed to gather meaningful and actionable data on the flow, pressure and distribution of a City’s Water. Its main goal is to ensure that the infrastructure and energy used to transport water are managed effectively. Some of the primary features of Water Management include Pressure Management, Smarter Leakage Techniques for Water Networks, Smart Network Operations and Maintenance of the Water Cycle, Smart Water Meter Technology, and Smart Water Quality Monitoring.

Big data and analytics are making a huge difference in the entire global market. Where there is data, there’s a need for big data and analytics. In today’s digitized sphere, data is everywhere – in every industry, physical device, and cloud environment. Big data and analytics tools help organizations and government entities regain control and visibility in their digital ecosystems. However, big data and analytics tools such as ITS, blockchain, and AI, are attainable mainly for big enterprises, universities, and governments.

Smart Mobility involves creating connected transport systems, which offer flexibility and efficiency. Mobility is a primary concern for cities striving to become smarter and more sustainable. Traffic congestion and pollution raise serious concerns, especially in large cities. Population growth, inefficient transportation systems, and urbanization are just some of the reasons today's cities are notoriously difficult to navigate and travel around.

Internet of Things has greater Transportation Efficiency and Management Capabilities in the automotive sector. It is leading us to a future of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles. NGI TBI considers the following applications of IoT in the Automotive Industry:

• In-vehicle infotainment
• Predictive maintenance
• Security, surveillance, and safety
• Data analytics and dashboard reporting
• Real-time monitoring
• Cognitive insights for management

Thus, NGI TBI will support the Start-ups with Innovative ideas using Healthcare and IoT for Bringing Newer Technologies, Technology Upgradation and Commercialisation in the Society.