• VISION 2020 focus Women Entrepreneurs – an interactive meet with His Excellency Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India was organized in Bangalore by AWAKE on the occasion of AWAKE’s 20th anniversary. The Business Incubator Manual, published by AWAKE with the support of NABARD and the Kannada Case Study book ‘New Millennium’ were released during the occasion.
  • AWAKE’s CD business directory supported by ZDH-Sequa and Touch screen Kiosk supported by Canara Bank was launched during Mix’ n Match – vendor development meet at Bangalore.
  • AWAKE conducted ‘Training of Trainers in Project Cycle Management: A logical Framework Approach’ with the sponsorship of ZDH Sequa and APO.
  • Major projects KAWAD, SUJALA, SWASHAKTHI, TREAD and REDP were executed and follow-ups conducted


  • Volkart Foundation, Mumbai, sponsored a training program for tribal- Hakki Pikki and Dhawari community people in Mandya district.


  • AWAKE executed the Nagara Streeshakthi project, sponsored by KSWDC, conducting 67 batches of 3 Days EDPs in 12 districts of Karnataka.


  • Awake became member of the National Board for micro, Small andMedium Enterprises(MSME).
  • Awake received the HP grant for Micro enterprise development under their CSR for Asia pacific region.
  • Awake received Pioneer Organization Award for the service to the women empowerment on the occasion of International Women’s day.


  • Awake signed a consortium partner with University of Agriculture Sciences Bangalore in the ICAR-NAIP(Indian Council for Agricultural Research- National Innovation Project) on “Value addition and Commercialization of maize” at MalavalliTaluk, Mandya district.


  • Business Incubator ‘ANANYA’ was inaugurated on June 3rd, 2009 at Bijapur.
  • Awake is a consortia partner with University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore under ICAR-NAIP project on “Value Chain on Commercialization of Maize” from 2009-2012.
  • Awake received HP-CSR grant for 2009-2010 under HP-LIFE program for ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN region for the 3rd consecutive time.


  • Ms. Corinne Heijn, Founder President of ‘ United Success’, Netherlands, Europe, visited AWAKE on 25th Jan 2010, to discuss the tie up with awake and establish a working relationship and network of United Success in India.
  • Awake has been upgraded and accredited with ISO 9001-2008 by BVQI.