GoFloaters, the booking technology experts have won the Best Innovation Award at the Open Innovation Challenge, by Tamil Nadu Start-up and Innovation Mission (TANSIM), Government of Tamil Nadu. The prestigious certificate of merit and cash award was presented by honourable Minister Thiru T.M. Anbarasan, Minister for Rural Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu to Mr. Shyam Sundar Nagarajan, Founder & CEO, GoFloaters.
The award has been conferred for identifying innovative solutions to the key problems faced by Coimbatore Municipal Corporation. GoFloaters proposed to develop a multi-channel vaccine portal to improve the pace of vaccine distribution through technology for Coimbatore just like the one developed for the Chennai Corporation by team GoFloaters.
In the effort to innovate and expedite seamless access of vaccinations across all sections of society in Tamilnadu within a stipulated deadline, TANSIM and the Government of Tamil Nadu had launched a series of challenges to encourage start-ups and bright minds to reimagine technology breakthroughs against coronavirus.
As a socially responsible start-up, GoFloaters began to leverage its booking expertise and software to build and launch COVID vaccination booking platform https://gccvaccine.in/ under the aegis of Greater Chennai Corporation saving lives. Similar technology with additional features was submitted in the open challenge innovation for the benefit of Coimbatore citizens.
The team behind achievements include GoFloaters and fellow citizen volunteers Vikram Ravi Ramanathan and Deepak Varuvel Dennison. Within a short span of 3 days, they resolved a major vaccination booking crisis in April-June 2021 for Chennai city. This was an essential innovation protecting 2.5 lakh+ population against the deadly virus of COVID-19. This successful initiative established the efficiency and easy functionality for every class of citizen to access appointments and vaccines.
GoFloaters` expertise and experience in the on-demand instant booking model powered speedier roll-out of the vaccine portal when the state needed it the most.