A GRANT challenge with a 3-month program for startups leveraging emerging technologies and seeded from research.



Benefits for the fellow

INR 7 Lakhs Grant
Idea/Opportunity Validation
Path to MVP (Product and Market plan towards customers)

Only for Applicants who are working full time on developing the solution, Deeptech startups seeded from research labs, solution is either in Prototype Development, MVP, Pilot, or product development stage



IIIT Hyderabad was founded as a not-for-profit public private partnership (N-PPP) in 1998. It is the first IIIT in India under this model. Institute specialises in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and data-driven technologies.


IHUB Data:

IIIT Hyderabad has established a Technology Innovation Hub for Data Banks & Data Services and Data Analytics. The structure of TIH-Data lays foundation for a seamless ecosystem from education, human resource, R&D, technology development, innovation to commercialization. It will generate significant improvement in research, development and higher education in Science, Technology and Engineering disciplines.

IHUB-Data is central to all of the work done in applied AI/ML. The availability of relevant, clean and well-formatted data is one of the major bottlenecks. The IHub Data   will spend a lot of effort in data collection, curation, annotation and access as part of its activities.


At this stage, two broad areas in which the Hub will undertake research and development work have been identified:

  • Mobility: Data-driven technologies with data gathered from diverse sensors when perceived by an autonomous agent offers immense scope to improve the quality of life.
  • Healthcare: Data-driven technologies will make certain processes within the healthcare system more efficient, for example, diagnostics. One of the main objectives of this activity is to identify areas in which the country benefit in and collect medical data sets based on which implementable technology solutions can be developed.