EDII – MARINE PRODUCTS BUSINESS INCUBATION FORUM

An Initiative of TNJFU & EDII

About Us

EDII - Marine Products Business Incubation Forum is promoted by the Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Thoothukudi with the funding support from Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, (EDII), Chennai. The major objective of EDII- Marine Products Business Incubation Forum (EDII-MPBIF) is to transfer and commercialize the indigenous technologies among the fishing community. Also, EDII- MPBIF offers business opportunities to the fishing community by providing incubation and mentoring support to marine based start-ups and other existing entrepreneurs through its Science &Technology intervention. This in turn increases the scope in areas of aquatic health and nutrition. Thus, framing a bench mark in developing a successful entrepreneurship in and around Thoothukudi. The support may also be extended to other parts of Tamil Nadu situated near seashores and for those who interested in building their career in marine based start-ups.

Vision

Our Vision

Enhancing the holistic entrepreneurial ecosystem development in the sphere of marine product business of Tamilnadu to encourage innovations and achieving sustainability.

Mission

Our Mission

To nurture, promote, network, mentor, handhold and develop the entrepreneurs in the domain of marine product business and augment the income of stakeholders’ in marine product business viz., new and existing entrepreneurs, fisherfolk, unemployed youth, self-help group, school dropouts, startups, students, etc.,

Business
Marine
Incubation

Management Team

Members of Board of Governance

Dr. N.V. Sujathkumar
Dean
FC&RI, Thoothukudi

Dr. P. Ganesan,
Project Co-ordinator
EDII – Marine Products Business
Incubation Forum, FC&RI, Thoothukudi

Member
Entrepreneurship Development Innovation Institute
SIDCO Industrial Estate, Guindy
Chennai

Ms. M. Ruthra,
Chief Executive Officer
EDII- Marine Product Business Incubation Forum
FC&RI, Thoothukudi

Mr. Mayilvaganan,
General Manager
Philips Seafoods
Thoothukudi

Mr. M. Terrance,
Manager
Indian Overseas Bank, 13D/4, Beach Road
Thoothukudi

Mr. A.C.G.Venantius,
Chartered Accountant
Thoothukudi

Mr.J.F. Appolonies Ranjan,
Harrison Exports
Tuticorin

Mr. J. Suresh,
Proprietor
Joseph Seafood
Thoothukudi

WorkShop


Programs on August 2021

Training Program on Entrepreneurship in Marine Products

A three day skill development training programme on “Entrepreneurship in Marine Products” organised under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC & RI), Thoothukudi during the period from 10.08.2021 to 12.08.2021. This program is convened mainly for the benefit of trainees under the funding support of Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project (TNRTP), Thoothukudi District for Technology dissemination. A total of 25 beneficiaries from TNRTP of Thoothukudi district attended the training programme. The inaugural function was organized on 10.08.2021. Dr.P.Ganesan, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Fish Processing Technology welcomed the gathering. Mr. Muthamil Selvan, District Executive Officer, TNRTP, Thoothukudi District, and Mrs. Radha, Executive Officer, Employment Opportunity, TNRTP, Thoothukudi District, felicitated the program with the key notes on the importance of employment opportunities and objective of the training program. Dr. N.V. Sujathkumar, Dean in-charge presided over the function. He emphasized that progressive farmers / entrepreneurs have established their own units after attending similar kind of training programme organized by this institute. Dr. R. Santhakumar, Professor and Head, Department of Fisheries Extension, Economics and Statistics delivered vote of thanks to the gatherings of the program. Followed by, technical sessions on facilities of EDII – MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi and business/employment opportunities were carried out with resource persons from FC&RI, Thoothukudi. During the course of training programme on consecutive days (11.08.2021 & 12.08.2021), preparation of seaweed cake, biscuits, bread, fish based battered and breaded products and fish pickles were demonstrated for the benefit of trainees. The Valedictory function was organized on 12.08.2021. In the function, the certificates were distributed to the participants by the Dean i/c, FCRI, Thoothukudi.

Programs on July 2021

Demonstration on Fish based Battered and Breaded products sponsored
by CIFT, Cochin on 14, 15 & 16 July 2021

Demonstration of Seaweed based cookies sponsored
by CIFT, Cochin on 28, 29 & 30 July 2021

Webinar on Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (series 05)

A webinar on “Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 05) under the series of Ocean Bounty Season 2021” organized under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 05.07.2021. The session had a deeper insight on Advancement and entrepreneurial opportunities in value added fish and fishery products. In this regard, Dr. N. V. Sujathkumar, Dean In charge, Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), TNJFU, Thoothukudi delivered a talk on application of ICT for fish marketing and market information system. Followed by the talk of Dr. P. Ganesan, The Project Coordinator, EDII- MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi on Avenues for Start-ups in Marine Products Business. Finally, the session ended with the talk on Emerging technologies in Food Preservation given by Ms. M. Ruthra, CEO, EDII-MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi.

Programs on June 2021

Webinar on Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (series 01)

A webinar on “Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 01) under the series of Ocean Bounty Season 2021” organized under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 05.06.2021. The session extended its ideas on entrepreneurship development modules and different funding sources and on the application of emerging techniques to enhance the quality and maintain food safety.

In the webinar, our first speaker, Mrs. R. Harini, BIRAC Social Innovator, KIIT- TBI, Bhubaneswar, briefly explained the various funding sources and venture capitals being available to the start-ups and to the individuals who come up with innovative project ideas. Followed by, Mr. U. Gnana Moorthy Eswaran, Founder, Foodneers Consultancy, has given his inputs in the development of successful and confident product to reach and withstand the market. Finally, the session ended with the talk delivered by our third speaker, Ms. T. K. Ranjitha Gracy, AICTE NDF Fellow, ICT Mumbai, who in detail covered the application of cold plasma, an emerging technique, in the domain of various food commodities including marine products and so on for achieving food quality and food safety.

Webinar on Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (series 02)

A webinar on “Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 02) under the series of Ocean Bounty Season 2021” organized under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 10.06.2021. The entire session focused on trends in packaging system in terms of different models of ICT (Information and communication technology) application in fish marketing which was delivered by Dr. N. V. Sujathkumar, Dean in-charge, FCRI, Thoothukudi, advancement from conventional to modern packaging system such as smart packaging delivered by Ms. Monica Oswalt, Co-founder, Yanica Entreprises, Bangalore and finally on everything about aseptic packaging by Dr. P. Ganesan, our Project Co- ordinator, EDII-MPBIF, FCRI, Thoothukudi.

Webinar on Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (series 03)

A webinar on “Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 03) under the series of Ocean Bounty Season 2021” organized under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 17.06.2021. The session discussed on Food Regulations and Food Patent Filing and its importance in food industry. Our Project Coordinator, Dr. P. Ganesan brainstormed the participants with his talk on “Avenues for Start-ups in Marine Products Business”, making the crew understand about the present scenario of marine produce marketing. Mr. Muhammad Salman Chukkan, Technical Officer, FSSAI Mumbai and Mr. G. Vigneshwaran, Research Associate, Evalueserve Company served as Resource persons who given lecture on Food Regulation: An important skill for a successful Food Business and Food Patents and its importance in food industry respectively.

Webinar on Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (series 04)

A webinar on “Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 04) under the series of Ocean Bounty Season 2021” organized under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 23.06.2021. The session had a deeper insight on Advancement of Packaging Technology. Ms. T. K. Ranjitha Gracy, AICTE NDF Fellow, ICT Mumbai and Ms. S. Sivaranjani, Research Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Food engineering, IIT Kharagpur served as the Resource persons who delivered a lecture on Accelerated shelf -life testing of food products and Advancement in Edible & Corrugated Packaging for food systems respectively. Finally, the program winded up with the lecture entitled Heat seal closures for packaging system by Ms. M. Ruthra, CEO, EDII- MPBIF, FC&RI, TNJFU, Thoothukudi.

Programs on March 2021

Program on practical demonstration class on fish-based products for the Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) trainees of MATSYA MITRA program on 17.03.2021.

Programs on January 2021

PROGRAMME ON “POPULARISATION OF EDII – MPBIF TO THE ALLIED DEPARTMENTS”

A Programme on “Popularisation of EDII – MPBIF to the Allied Departments” was organized under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 29.01.2021. In this connection, The Vice Chancellor, TNJFU, Nagapattinam, the Thoothukudi District Additional Collector, The Director of Research, TNJFU, the Additional Director and Deputy Director of EDII, Chennai and the Staff of FC&RI, Thoothukudi, entrepreneurs and the officials from the allied departments were participated in the above said programme. A total participant of atmost 150 members attended the programme.
In the function, the Dean, Dr. B. Sundaramoorthi, FC&RI, Thoothukudi has delivered welcome address to the gatherings. During the Vice Chancellor’s (Dr. G. Sugumar) address to the gathering, he clearly portraits the enlarged scope of fishing, its processing and the market overview. He also pictures how an entrepreneur can turn his efforts beneficial in the present scenario in regard with raw material availability, resources and other technical supports and how EDII- MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi intervenes between the public and their success in fish processing. The Thoothukudi District Additional Collector, Shri. B. Vishnu Chandran, IAS, over his address to the audience, delivered a talk on an economic growth of country and the mutual growth of research bodies and entrepreneurs when indulged in public organization such as EDII- MPBIF. The Director of Research, Dr. G. Jeyasekaran, TNJFU, Nagapattinam, on his address to the gathering put forwarded few research scopes in the field of fish processing and the supports from research institutes like FC&RI and the importance of research components in achieving the market stability. The Additional Director, Thiru. P. Selvarajan, EDII, Chennai, over his address insisted the gathering to become the part of EDII- MPBIF and to get benefited by putting forth the innovative ideas in the above said forum. The Deputy Director, Thiru. R. Muthuraman, EDII, Chennai on his address to the gathering overviewed the working strategies of EDII- MPBIF. Finally, Dr. P. Ganesan, the Project Co-ordinator and organizer of this programme proposed vote of thanks. As a part of this function, the Co- working space of EDII – MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi, with indent to facilitate the entrepreneurs with the office space, was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, TNJFU, Nagapattinam. Followed by MoU signing between various colleges from Thoothukudi & Tiruchi Districts and EDII – MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi were also organized in the meet.

Programs on December 2020

Webinar on Online Demo on HPLC for Marine Products Analysis

Webinar on “Online Demo on HPLC for Marine Products Analysis” organised under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 04.12.2020. The session covers the usage, instrumental setup and role of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) in the marine field analytical studies.
In the webinar, Dr. B. Sundaramoorthi, Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Thoothukudi, delivered a talk on an overview of EDII- MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi. Dr P. Ganesan, Project Co-ordinator, EDII- MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi, briefed on an overview of Marine products and its marketability in the present scenario. Dr. Saravanan, Principal scientist, Spinco Biotech, Chennai, detailed on the basic concepts of HPLC. A Topic on the Application of HPLC in marine products analysis was delivered by the speaker, Dr. Devasena Kannan, Principal scientist, Spinco Biotech, Chennai. Finally, the session ended with the talk given by Mr. P. Karthick Venkatesh, the senior product specialist, Spinco Biotech, Chennai who discussed on DigiLab- Experiencing the HPLC Virtual Lab.

Programs on November 2020

Visit of TNJFU Vice Chacellor Dr. G. Sugumar

Visit of EDII Chennai Director Mr. S. Nagarajan IAS

Training programme on Fish based Bakery Products

Awareness training programme on “Fish based Bakery Products” organised under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC & RI), Thoothukudi on 28.11.2020. Welcome address to the gathering was given by Mr. M. Muruganantham, Assistant Professor and Head (i/c), Department of Fish Processing Technology, FC & RI, Thoothukudi. Dr. B. Sundaramoorthi, Dean, FC & RI, Thoothukudi delivered the special lecture. He explained about the importance of fishing at Thoothukudi and how it can be taken to next level of processing to experience nutritive as well economic profit. Dr P. Ganesan, Project Co-ordinator, EDII- MPBIF, FC & RI, Thoothukudi delivered a talk on incorporating fish powder in various bakery products and its impact on sensory and nutritive value in consideration with existing products. Followed by discussion with bakers community to how to establish and withstand the fish based bakery products in the market.

Webinar on promoting innovation and startup culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 06)

Webinar on “Promoting innovation and startup culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 06) under the series of Ocean Bounty Season 2020” organised under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 19.11.2020. The session as a continuity of previous session (Series- 05), with more intense extended its ideas in stabilising the marine based products starting from the hub to worldwide trade.

In the webinar, Dr. B. Sundaramoorthi, Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Thoothukudi, briefly explained the participants about the incubation facilities and other supports extended by FC&RI Thoothukudi under EDII- MPBIF scheme. Prof Sherin Sam Jose, CEO, Statups Valley TBI, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kerala discussed on scope of initiating new startups with proven case studies. Dr P. Ganesan, Project Co-ordinator, EDII- MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi, delivered a talk on Marine Nutraceuticals and its influence in marketing and customer acceptance point.

Webinar on Promoting Innovation and Startup Culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 05)

Webinar on “Promoting innovation and startup culture in Marine Products Business Sector (Series- 05) under the series of Ocean Bounty Season 2020” organised under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 04.11.2020. The session extended its ideas in importance of marine based products and how to promote it among various community.

In the webinar, Dr. B. Sundaramoorthi, Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Thoothukudi, briefly explained the available incubation facilities at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi and also about the mentoring support offered under EDII- MPBIF scheme. Dr. D. Sukumar, Professor and Head, Department of Fish Processing Technology, FC&RI, Thoothukudi delivered a talk on Value added Fish and Fisheries Products and its future scope. Dr P. Ganesan, Project Co-ordinator, EDII- MPBIF, FC&RI, Thoothukudi delivered a talk on Marine Nutraceuticals. He discussed about various marine nutraceuticals and its prevalence against businesses optimisation. Dr. A. Balachandran, General Manager, VIT- Technology Business Incubator, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, delivered a talk on “A primer on Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.

Programs on October 2020

One Day Awareness Training Programme on "Entrepreneurship in Marine Products"

A one day Awareness Training Programme on “Entrepreneurship in Marine Products” inaugurated under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 22.10.2019. A total of 60 participants from Fisher Folk, Thoothukudi participated in this training. The topics such as the possible fish products for entrepreneurship and their need, importance of fish and fishery products and traits of fish entrepreneurs were covered.

In the inaugural function, Dr. D. Sukumar, Professor and Head, Department of Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi offered welcome address. Mrs.G.Rajakavitha, Manager, Union Bank of India, Thoothukudi delivered felicitation address Mrs. Chandra, Joint Director, Fisheries, Thoothukudi offered the chief guest address. In this speech, she advised the fishery folk that the self-confident, hard work, proper planning would lead them a successful entrepreneur and also she motivated the participants to become an entrepreneur in the business of marine products. Dr.P.Velayutham, Dean addressed the trainees and his presidential address, he highlighted the current status of entrepreneurship in marine products. Besides, he pointed out that the participants should become a great entrepreneur in marine product industry. Finally, Dr. P. Ganesan, Project Co-ordinator and organizer of this programme proposed vote of thanks.

Programs on September 2020

Sprouting of Entrepreneurship Skills in Marine Products

A one day workshop on “Sprouting of Entrepreneurship Skills in Marine Products” inaugurated under the scheme of “EDII-Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 25.09.2019. A total of 50 participants from V.O.C. College, Thoothukudi participated in this workshop. The topics such as the possible fish products for entrepreneurship and their need, importance of fish and fishery products and traits of fish entrepreneurs were covered.

In the inaugural function, Dr. D. Sukumar, Professor and Head, Department of Fish Processing Technology offered welcome address. Mrs. Chandra, Joint Director, Fisheries, Thoothukudi offered the chief guest address. In this speech, she advised the students that the self-confident, hard work, proper planning would lead them a successful entrepreneur and also she motivated the participants to become an entrepreneur in the business of marine products. Mr. M.R.Jaggannathan, Deputy Director of EDII, Chennai has informed two projects have been given from EDII to Thoothukudi District in the field of Fisheries and Agriculture. The people nearby Thoothukudi can utilize this opportunities to become successful entrepreneurs in the respective fields. Dr. C. Veerabahu, Principal of VOC College, Thoothukudi also participated in this event as guest of honour. Dr.P.Velayutham, Dean addressed the trainees and his presidential address. Finally, Dr. P. Ganesan, Project Co-ordinator and organizer of this programme proposed vote of thanks.

Careers

Walk in interview for the appointment of Technical Assistant

Walk in interview for the appointment of Technical Assistant under the project “EDII- Marine Products Business Incubation Forum” at the Department of Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, will be held on 9 th August 2021.

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