Newsletter August 2021

Welcome to Newsletter of CIE at IIIT Hyderabad, We are a technology incubator with over 13+ years of rich experience in seeding, nurturing and growing deep-tech startups in emerging segments like med tech, tech4social, visual informatics, data engineering, machine learning, language technologies, gaming and robotics. CIE IIITH, with a research led innovation as its primary mandate, focuses on amplifying technology and IP by creating research collaboration and co-creation models for startups to work with research groups at IIITH. . CIE IIITH has been an ecosystem enabler fostering communities that create and scale emerging technology solutions, innovations and startups.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology invests in two of our startups seeded from IIITH's research.
As part MeitY TIDE 2.0 program two of our startups and have been selected for funding. is a research translation from LTRC lab of IIITH, working along with Prof. Manish Srivastava,  have created technology that can understand dynamic user queries, and route them to contextually relevant information from haystacks of documents, like an expert would. They will be receiving an amount of 30Lakhs INR as part of TIDE investment. is a research translation of Prof. C.V. Jawahar’s work from CVIT Lab of IIITH, they created sports video analytics solution, it automates data collection of sports(Badminton) by working on next level data points and analysis, that lets users track and improve game. They will be receiving an amount of 35Lakhs INR as part of TIDE investment.
STARTUP SPOTLIGHT got recognized as an AI Gamechanger in the Special Mention Award Category at the 2021 edition of the NASSCOM AI Gamechangers initiative.

The startup is seeded from IIITH product labs and was a translation from research work at IIIT-H's Centre for Visual Information Technology provides high-tech computer vision and Al-based solutions catered to broadcasters, pro athletes, semi-professional and amateur athletes, and sports teams/ franchisees.

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Our portfolio startup ‘REVOS’ raises $4Mn Series A investment jointly from Union Square Ventures and Prime Venture Partners

REVOS is creating a Smart Mobility Platform for NextGen Vehicles. The startup aims to be an ‘Android for EVs’

REVOS was part of Cohort 4 of CIE IIITH’s AVISHKAR Accelerator Program

Congratulations Team REVOS!!


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Our incubatee startup GTM Buddy has raised $2 million in a seed round, led by Stellaris Venture Partners.

GTM Buddy’s just-in-time “sales enablement" platform helps sellers to accelerate their deals and improve win-rates by cutting through the noise and delivering contextually relevant and valuable information and messages to their prospective buyers.

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Our incubatee startup Marut Drones has successfully completed  India's first ever BVLOS Vaccine Delivery with thier Hepicopter Drone in Vikarabad, Telangana.
Hepicopter - Medical Delivery drone is accessible through a mobile app to enable medical delivery drones penetrate into the remote inaccessible areas where PHCs providers can get daily supplies at a click of a button within a few minutes. Blood, Vaccines, Diagnostic medical samples and Long tail medicine are a few to name.
Idea /Opportunity Validation Bootcamp by FICCI FLO Incubator at CIE IIITH 

17th & 18th August 2021

7 women led start-ups participated in Idea/opportunity validation bootcamp hosted by FLO Incubator at CIE IIITH.

Special thanks to our mentors and FICCI FLO Hyderabad team Dr. Radhika Meenakshi, Santosh Panda, Paresh Masade, Ratnakar Samavedam, Ramesh Loganathan, Priya Gazdar, Saritha Chialkapati.
Fire! Up, a startup insight series on "HR-Tech Self Service technologies" 

27th August 2021

CIE IIIT Hyderabad in collaboration with SucSEED Indovation fund hosted the fireup startup insights series. 

Rashmi R Kumar from dCode consulting services shared insights on "HR tech - Self Service Technologies" moderated by Prof. Ramesh Loganathan of IIIT Hyderabad.

4th September 2021

Dr. Ambhuj Chaturvedi, SVP, IKP Knowledge Park and Dr. Viswanadham Duppatla, AVP, IKP Knowledge Park speaking at the grant writing clinic organised by OJAS Medtech BioNEST at CIE IIIT Hyderabad in collaboration with BIG Partner- IKP Knowledge Park.

Around 40 people participated in the session and got insights on writing a winning grant proposal.
This column features newly incubated startups in the month
Conduira Education & Training Services Pvt. Ltd. - aims to narrow the skills-gap between Industry and Academia and provides Career Services to graduating students through their Digital Internships & Job Prep Programs. 
Abull A.I tech - Integrating the AIML with crypto analytics and virtual trading 
Loyal Tails India Private Limited - a Digital Pet Platform deals with Pet related Products and Services .Products Includes Pet food, Pet Care Products, Services Includes Online Vet Consultation etc
Axiado India Private Limited - a security processor company redefining hardware root of trust with hardware-based security technologies, including per-system AI. 
GICLINICS PVT LTD - combines patients' personal health goals with quality medical expertise and evidence-based treatment. They focus on lifestyle changes, disease prevention, early diagnosis, and exceptional treatment of diseases.
Samskarelectronics Pvt Ltd - Aiming to build indigenous products under IoT, Toy Industry, Health Tech, Real Tech and Farm Tech. 
CIE IIITH Learning has curated courses from domain experts and startup founders,  Each course has embedded video links, Quick Reads and Reading Materials. We hope these will help you accelerate your startup journey. Click Here to Know More

The top picks for the month are listed below
Foundations for Funding and the Importance of Understanding Investments
In this course, we discuss the elements of a right pitch deck, and the importance of making the right impression on the investors.We further explore building a framework around the key pointers to be kept in mind while speaking with an investor. 
Drawing Value and Pivoting in Relevant Markets

In this course, We discuss how product evolution happens via customer feedback and initial pivots.To maximise on your learning and product evolution,we emphasize the importance of investing in your learning and comparing your product with sophisticated markets. How ecommerce has revolutionized the way various players in the retail space modify markets and scale using strategies by integrating hybrid models.

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A 6 months accelerator programme that offers seedfund up to 40 Lakhs, IIITH’s Research support, personalized Strategic Business Coaching, Domain Mentoring and support from CIE IIITH’s Service Partners and Ecosystem Enablers

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SHOOT UP - POC to FIRST Customer in 90 days

A 3-month program for MVP stage startups to review strategy, tweak GTM & expand

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The International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIIT-H) along with tech giant Intel, NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) and CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), among other partners, have launched project iRASTE
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed through a virtual meeting between SAIL-BOKARO STEEL PLANT and IIIT Hyderabad for use of the latest technology in steel production processes, especially Industry-4 technologies. 
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Next time you misplace something and kick yourself for being forgetful, a nifty low-cost tool conceptualised by IIIT-Hyderabad may help you locate it. Once commercialised, the sensor device could be placed on any item or even children’s clothes and the location tracked via mobiles/apps or browser as long as they are within the network area.

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If you speak only in Telugu and want to converse with someone who speaks in Bengali, then you will know the struggle involved. 

While many apps and technologies help in translating regional language to English, but none offer the comfort of translating a regional language to another regional language.

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