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Space Kidz India - Most Innovative Company


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Company: Space Kidz India, Chennai, India
Company Description: SKI is working towards promoting Art, Culture, Science & Technology among students of India, while creating an international platform for them. Ambassador to the Yuri Gagarin Space Center and NASA Space Camps and been able to motivate more than 1500 students all over India to have hands on experience at Russian Space Center–Star City, Kennedy/Johnson Space Center & Moscow Aviation Institute.
Nomination Category: Company/Organization Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Most Innovative Company of the Year – 10 or Less Employees

Nomination Title: Space Kidz India

Describe for the judges the innovations and accomplishments of the nominated organization since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):

Space Kidz India is an Organization creating International experiential learning for students in the field of Science, Technology, Art and Culture. The 1st Ambassadors to the NASA Space camps, Euro Space Center and recently announced the ambassador for Yuri Gagarin Space Center - STAR CITY, Moscow for the “COSMONAUT TRAINING PROGRAM”. SKI is headquartered at Chennai.


• Ambassador to the Russian and NASA Space Camps, SKI, has been able to motivate more than 1500 students all over India to have hands on experience at Russian Space Center – Star City, Kennedy Space Center / Johnson Space Center – NASA and Moscow Aviation Institute.
• Pioneers in organizing International Workshops at York University – Canada in the Field of Robotics and Engineering Sciences. Workshop for Aerospace and Aviation management at Embry Riddle University, Florida.
SKI has signed up with the Phoenix Aviation school, United States , for high school students to “Fly a Cessna”. This is the 1st ever time that Indian students are being exposed to the live impact of simulation on a flight apart from learning the basics of “PILOT TRAINING”.
SKI created an opportunity for Indian High School students and University students to perform at the London Olympics – 2012 and also at the Royal Hall, South Bank – London, for the Indian High Commission’s Olympic Celebration. This was the 1st time students from India had performed in any Olympics.
SKI is giving an opportunity every year to all High School and College students, a platform to exhibit there brimming talent in the science genre by conducting Young Scientist India and I4India Competition. Students are self sufficient, manufacture, produce, invent and discover products or technologies that can be implemented at economical pricing. Mold the young minds, instigate the appetite to dream and invent new things, and make it a reality ~ is our motive!

SKI - NSLV- KALAM.1 - History Created on, 23rd August 2015, for the 1st time in India, a Private organization Space Kidz India, had launched a "Near Space Vehicle ", to read the Air Quality, Altitude, Gases around near Space etc. It is recognized in the Limca Book of Records.

Space Kidz India team has invented a "World Lightest and fully 3D printed Satellite”. It is a 3.8cm Cube Satellite (Femto Category) Weighing 64gms (including the plastic cube provided by CiS). Being a Mission Director of Kalam Sat, Dr.Srimathy Kesan plays an inevitable role in designing the KALAM SAT. It is recognized in Asia Book of Records, URF Book of Records, India Book of Records, Assist Book of Record and Congratulatory messages, Recognition from Space Agencies, School, College, Universities and Political parties all over the Globe.

Joint Friendship Satellite - 1st time in the world, Dr Srimathy Kesan and her team has signed the Joint Friendship Satellite with Moscow Aviation Institute which marks the 70th anniversary of Indian Russian diplomatic relationship.

SYNERGY MOON GLXP MISSION - Kalamsat L^2 - Space Kidz India and its team for their recent announcement and joint collaboration with SYNERGY MOON, a team competing in the Google Lunar Xprize to land Kalamsat L^2 on MOON!

Provide a brief biography of the person or persons who lead the nominated company (up to 125 words):

An Educational, Cultural and Travel ambassador for kids, Dr. Srimathy triggered her launch pad Space Kidz India (“SKI”) in July 2011. As the CEO of this prestigious organization, Dr. Srimathy has designed numerous programs to channel young minds. An educational evangelist with a mission to disrupt the mundane culture in the Indian educational system, Dr. Srimathy through her programs, has opened the doors to an untapped avenue called “Space Education”. Her ultimate goal is to produce World renowned Scientists through her Aero Space research University she dreams to build one day. The Young talentswere handpicked, mentored and created platform for creating a new dimension in the Space arena for India by Dr.Srimathy Kesan, Founder, CEO-Space Kidz India.

Choose one (even if both apply): The CEO (or other principal manager) of this company is a woman, and at least 40% of the management team is comprised of women.