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Leading Research In The Country

IIIT-Hyderabad manages its innovation, entrepreneurial and technology outreach efforts through Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE).


“Fostering Deeptech Startups”


We thank the support from DST, MEITY, BioNEST, BIRAC, Niti Ayog, & FICCI FLO.

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About CIE



IIIT Hyderabad started supporting startups in 2008 with the vision of commercializing the cutting-edge technologies developed in its research centres. Department of Science & Technology, Gol, recognized the incubation facility as a TBI in 2012, following which, the Foundation opened its doors to the startups outside the institute as well.


In 2015, Telangana State initiative, T-Hub, now the largest incubator in the country, was seeded inside IIIT-Hyderabad, with the CIE’s experience and knowledge being the building blocks.


In 2016, with the launch of the first deep-tech accelerator program AVISHKAR, CIE pivoted to an obvious journey to become deep-tech incubator in the country.

CIE V2.0


CIE in its V2.0 now is now focusing on deep-tech startups, seeding startups directly out of research, and actively connecting research with startups.


We house 80+ startups, running two structured accelerators (one on deep tech, and one on medtec) and very actively engaged in the city startup ecosystem.

Facts About CIE


CIE IIITH was established in the year 2008

Leaders in Incubation

CIE IIITH is one of the largest academic technology incubators in India

Office Area

The office is spread over 35,000 sqft of area making it a giant workspace for incubating the future of India

Experienced Think Tank

With a variety of experience, CIE IIITH excels in housing the best staff across the country

Funding & Seeding

Received funding from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), NIDHI Seed support scheme, BIRAC under BioNEST scheme, AIC and NIDHI-PRAYAS.

Government Recognized

Recognised as a Technology Business Incubator by Government of India’s National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 2012.

CIE Stats


Startups Supported


Startups Seed Investment


Crores raised by portfolios


Jobs created


Startups physically incubated in office


Startups have worked with IIIT-Hyderabad research labs


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