Student entrepreneurs at Krea launch hygiene kit for COVID-19 protection

Student entrepreneurs at Krea launch hygiene kit for COVID-19 protection

Three 2nd-year UG students at the School of Interwoven Arts & Sciences (SIAS), Krea University have stepped into the world of impact entrepreneurship, launching their first product – ‘Pockit: Protect Pack’. A handy hygiene kit, the pack is described as ‘a one-stop pocket-sized solution to keep you safe at your convenience’ bearing COVID-19 in mind. 

The idea of developing a pocket-sized hygiene kit that shields one from the novel Coronavirus came to Arnav Jalan, Munirmahedi Paviwala, and Sravan Sridhar back in April 2020, right in the midst of the outbreak and numerous lockdowns. Witnessing how it became increasingly difficult to carry all the essential items, the pocket-sized solution is designed in such a way that it includes a 3-ply mask, two alcohol swabs, and two sanitiser sachets all encased in a weather-resistant, light-weight pack. 

Priced at INR 125 per unit, Pockit is open for delivery to over 20,000 pin codes in the country and can be purchased online. Thus far, the two students’ maiden product has already entered the market, now available in four retail stores in Mumbai with larger plans in the offing. 
Krea fosters an immersive learning environment, encouraging budding student entrepreneurs to explore their ideas armed with the right tools — passion, resilience and attitude, going beyond domain knowledge and technical skills. Learn more about this ProtectPack here.

Masterclass on sea turtles with experts from India, Germany and Australia

Masterclass on sea turtles with experts from India, Germany and Australia

Dr Kartik Shanker from the Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore, Dr Lisa Onaga from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science – Berlin, and Dr Leah Lui-Chivizhe from the University of Sydney, came together for a highly engaging session on sea turtles and the marine environment. Participants were introduced to the various angles of approach to sea turtles, with the speakers delving into history, conservational efforts, and research strategies. From exploring how turtles have helped guide various groups of people related to the wisdom of the earth to deep-diving into how living turtle species today manifest that wisdom, the session was informative and eye-opening for students and faculty alike.

Addressing the pandemic’s impact on creative economy

Addressing the pandemic’s impact on creative economy

In an engaging session with the students of Krea University, Navaneeth LV – Chief Executive Officer of The Hindu Group – shared his insights on the many challenges and opportunities the creative economy continues to face in light of the ongoing pandemic. From sharing why reader revenue is far more important than advertising to laying an emphasis on working towards digital transformation — the session shed light on what legacy publications are going through and how they are tackling these challenges. Prof Anil Srinivasan – Associate Professor of Practice, Literature & the Arts – moderated the session. Watch the recording of the session here.