Good Work Deserves Recognition.
INC Awards program comprises the Golden Nut Award, the Award for Excellence in Gastronomy, the Award for Excellence in Research and Innovation Awards.
Mr. K. Ravindranathan Nair
Vijayalaxmi Cashew Company (VLC)
Dr. Richard Mattes
Dr. Richard Mattes earned an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan, as well as a doctorate degree in Human Nutrition from Cornell University. Presently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Affiliated Scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. At Purdue University, Dr. Mattes is the Director of the University Public Health Program and the Ingestive Behavior Research Center.
He has been an active researcher in the area of nuts and health for over 20 years. Most notably, he has helped to characterize the mechanisms that account for the neutrality of nut consumption with respect to energy balance and body weight. He has also conducted work documenting the beneficial effects of nut consumption on cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors.
Bukhara Restaurant, ITC Maurya Hotel
The QiS works in a very intuitive way. The sample is into the hopper, the QC process starts at the push of a single button, and in just 6-8 minutes (500g sample) an objective digital report is ready. In comparison, the traditional process of manual QC typically takes about 15-20 minutes, and results heavily vary between staff members. Independent experts and early adaptors praise the extremely high and unprecedented accuracy of the system, together with the low capital expenditure and rapid payback period of less than one year. Both as a stand-alone or in-line system, the compactly sized device requires minimal maintenance and was designed for long-lasting service.
The founders of Qcify, Bert Peelaers and Taf Peeters, collected the prize during the INC Congress in Chennai. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Bert Peelaers said: “I am glad that there is a recognition in world for our product today. We see this as a thank you for all the nuts and dried fruits processing companies. We believe in the philosophy of developing an application that caters to the need of the industry and we are happy we started early in this process.”