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Nelson Naveen: The multifaceted personality

An engineer, entrepreneur, philosopher, photographer, predictor, and the Founder and CEO of Nelsonin Research

Published: Feb 11, 2020 08:27:29 AM IST
Updated: Feb 11, 2020 12:24:49 PM IST

Nelson Naveen: The multifaceted personality

Nelsonin Research Private Limited, a tech R&D garage start-up is dedicated to conducting research in the field of science and technology through creativity and innovation. Nelson is recognised for his research on Maritime Border Indicator–an electronic gadget that scientifically finds a solution to the long-standing international boundary-crossing problem of the Indian fishermen. In due time the research shifted shape and gained a business perspective.

A meeting with the missile man and Bharat Ratna Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to discuss about the research on Maritime Border Indicator, at Raj Bhavan, Chennai in 2012, gave him an altogether different perspective.

The inspiration for working in this field came while he was living at Washington DC, USA in 2015. The idea to work on the fourth-dimension technology struck him after analysing the difficulties people faced in using technology appropriately. The beta model of the research progressed and the technical feasibility analysis was completed with mission and milestones in mind–it marked the inception of Nelsonin Research.

The firm is now ventured into research and development of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR); developing AR/VR software that are truly indigenous and at the same time capable of competing with its global contemporaries like Google.

Widely appreciated for his work, he has been the recipient of the Merit Achiever Award from St. Joseph’s, four consecutive times in a row. Some other feathers in his hat are Indian Coast Guards Honorary Award and Indian National Academy of Engineering Award, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.

From being a Campus Photographer to the Forex Student Ambassador, Nelson has pitched and won several business plan contests at National & International Summits at AIMA (IIM) – Kozhikode, IIM – Ahmedabad, IIM – Bangalore, IIT – Bombay, IMI – New Delhi, IndiAfrica – Ghana, SSN, MOP, CBS, LIBA, and so on. Nelson encourages & strongly empower women in STEM, while administering in his own ventures. He is an alumnus of The Washington Center, Washington DC, USA, awardee of International Scholarship Award from Prudential Foundation Global Citizen Programme. He holds his MBA from LIBA - Chennai. He also holds another prestigious degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation (First Class with Distinction) from St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Anna University.

 In the Years Gone By

  • First investor and promoter of the startup, Celine Irudayaraj, his mother who sold gold to raise funds for startup Lab.
  • Confined as a Technology R&D Start-up officially recognised by Start-up India, DPIIT
  • Primary area of research AR/VR, immersive technology and product development
  • Started NRICS.io–Industrial Android Training & Certification Programme for AR/VR for students and young technocrats partnering with colleges and institutions
  • Launched Tess.la studios and Tess.la (Android App)
  • Media & VFX production
 Expanding the Venture Ahead

  • Have just entered into cold warehouse, cold logistics and cold storage manufacturing called PFN Metro.
  • Cracked three franchise deals for NRICS.io & Tess.la AR/VR Training division
  • 11 short films are in the pre-production stage
  • VFX Studio setup Green MATTE with AR/VR infrastructure
  • Soon will be venturing into AgriTech and Healthcare
 Nelsonin Research Highlights

  • Nelsonin Research received
  • ‘Fastest Growing Indian Company Excellence Award’ at International Achievers Summit, December’18
  • ‘Company of the Year Award 2019’ at Business Connect, October’19
  • ‘Best Emerging Technology Company in India 2020’ at Right Choice Awards
  • Nelson received the ‘Most Dynamic Young Business Tycoon of the Year 2020’ at Right Choice Awards
  • He is the founder of ‘Sa-Ha-Ya-Th’ programme – a proposal for the welfare of refugee communities present worldwide. This proposal was awarded and an invitation to join hands with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) India, thus founded Nelsonin Foundation.
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