Newsletter Jan 2022

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.

CIE IIITH demo day was hosted on 8th January 2022. Startups from Avishkar (deeptech accelerator), Ojas (med-tech accelerator) and few other micro-accelerators have partcipated. 

Startups being, NextMeet, Intech Harness,, Vyomik Drones, Homeground, Seethos, Machstaz, Nexmatics.

Demo day also featured a few promising startups at the incubator, DreamVu, Onward Health, Apxor, Arka Aerospace, Marut Drones, Bluesemi

39 Investors from across India joined the demo day, We express our gratitude to all the investors and startups for making this demo day a great success.
CIE IIITH commences
14th cohort of AVISHKAR (Deeptech Accelerator)  &
7th Cohort of OJAS (Medtech Accelerator)
We are happy to share that CIE (IIITH Foundation), the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship of IIIT Hyderabad, has been selected for the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India. To enable early-stage startups by providing financial assistance.

Thank You team Startup India
EYVA – Non-Invasive Healthcare Gadget Launched by CIE IIITH Incubated startup 'BlueSemi' at CES 2022
BlueSemi  launched its flagship consumer healthtech product  that is a non-invasive and revolutionary device that analyses 6 key vitals like blood glucose, ECG, BP, HR, SPO2, and temperature in just 60 seconds.

Startup is founded by Sunil Maddikatla, Alumni of IIIT Hyderabad. Startup also got support through NIDHI PRAYAS grant from CIE IIITH

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3 out of Hot Ten Hyderabad Startups are from CIE IIITH, Marur Drones,, featured as hot ten startups at 29th Annual HYSEA Innovation Summit & Industry Awards 2021
CIE IIITH incubated startups got featured as hot ten startups of hyderabad, startups being Marut Drones - India's leading drone technology provider building end to end solutions. Hirex ai -  is a no-code AI platform to build voice-based bots that conduct and score interviews at scale. - a deeptech startup focused on improving the relationships some enterprises have with their data. The underlying technology was built based on extensive research experience in areas of NLP and QnA systems.

Congratulations to the startups on behalf of CIE IIITH team!

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Click to watch rewind of  2021
Webinar on “Trends for AI in Mobility & Road Safety”

8th January 2022

Anbumani Subramanian, Lead Architect, Mobility, INAI, IIIT Hyderabad speaking on emerging trends for AI in mobility and Road Safety, Prof. Ramesh Loganathan, COO of CIE IIITH, Professor of co-innovation at IIIT Hyderabad shared about the grants and startup support programs launched by IHUB Data at IIITH.

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Agriculture Scientists Delegation led by MANAGE Visited CIE IIITH 

22nd December 2021
A delegation of 25 agriculture and life sciences scientists visited the incubator to learn about the innovation ecosystem and startups at CIE IIITH. The delegation was led by MANAGE (National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management) Hyderabad.

They have visited the Prayas Maker Lab, Drone Centre of Excellence at the incubator.
Workshop on 'Regulatory Pathway & Project considerations for medical devices- India'

20th December 2021

Shriram Vedapuri, Independent Regulatory Consultant shared insights on considerations for regulatory approvals of medical devices in India, This was part of the path of clinical trials micro accelerator initiative by OJAS Medtech BioNEST at IIIT Hyderabad.
CIE IIITH team participated in 29th Annual HYSEA Innovation Summit & Industry Awards 2021

16th December 2021
Prof. Ramesh Loganathan, COO, CIE IIITH, Professor Co-Innovation/Outreach at IIIT Hyderabad, moderated a Panel on How multiple industry verticals are getting impacted by the convergence of digital technologies at the 29th edition of HYSEA Innovation Summit & Awards 2021. Panelists: Amit Pathak, GM & Board Member - P&W India, V Laxmikanth (VLK), MD, Broadridge, India & Gaurav Kataria, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Sai Life Sciences Ltd.

CIE IIITH team also had a booth at the showcase.
Workshop on Clinical Program road map for medical devices - India.

13th December 2021
Mr. Vikrant Tripathi- Founder & CEO - Clinfinite Solutions shared insights on Regulatory landscape overview, Support and initiatives for med device sector, Status of implementation of MDR 2017 in India and Examples of Clinical programs conducted with medical devices included.
Mentor Cafe November 2021 Edition

26th November 2021
Dept. Int.Trade-GEP team visited CIE IIITH and interacted with startups. Shared insights on UK scale up opportunities and Global Entrepreneurship Programme. Thank You  Siddharth Vishwanathan (Head - Inward Investment at Department for International Trade (UK), Foreign and Commonwealth Office.), Anubhav Jain (Deal Maker, UK Government's GEP Program) & UK in Hyderabad team.
Dept. Int.Trade-GEP team of UK Government visited CIE IIITH

24th November 2021
Dept. Int.Trade-GEP team visited CIE IIITH and interacted with startups. Shared insights on UK scale up opportunities and Global Entrepreneurship Programme. Thank You  Siddharth Vishwanathan (Head - Inward Investment at Department for International Trade (UK), Foreign and Commonwealth Office.), Anubhav Jain (Deal Maker, UK Government's GEP Program) & UK in Hyderabad team.
2 day Bootcamp on Regulatory Classification and Design Documentation of MedTech Devices. 

21st, 22nd November 2021

Siddharth Jain, CEO & Medical Device Regulatory Advisor, Symbiorph Clinical Trialogy shared insights on 'Understand the Classification of your product according to CDSCO' on day 1 and 'Writing the Design Document Dossier for your product' on day 2.

This Boot Camp was organised to help early-stage start-ups working in Medical Device and Medical Technology to assess and understand the Clinical Regulatory requirement for the Product or solution they are developing.
T Health Cafe on validation of ideas by meeting doctors

19th November 2021

6 Medtech Startups validated their ideas with doctors at the T Health Cafe session organised by OJAS Medtech BioNEST IIITH.
Dr. Malka S Chainani (Consultant Gynaecologist, Mumbai), Dr. Bharat Patodia (Consultant Medical Oncologist at AIG Hospitals), Dr. Arjun Somireddy (Consultant Interventional Radiologist at AIG Hospitals) participated in the session.
This column features newly incubated startups in the month
Veramasa it and education Consultancy pvt ltd - A Biomedical Startup, Developing Medical software.
AlgoUniversity - is democratizing education, by enabling personal connection between educator and student at scale.
Pushpak.AI - A technologically advanced AI-powered data analytics solution provider, developing cutting edge DL/ML algorithms
GENNEX ELECTRIC & IOT SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED - early startup specialized in Robotics, IoT for healthcare Sector and products related to Energy Sector .
EmbedSense Solutions Private Limited - an Industrial IOT product company that manufactures innovative industrial grade sensors and systems and offers value-added solutions that help manufacturing plants transform themselves into smart factories of the future.
Corteva Agriscience India Pvt Ltd - a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry – including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. 
CAPTL - Reinventing the way private investment firms operate, by facilitating transparent information flow & real-time collaboration for all fund members and their respective points of contact, while ensuring security & data integrity.
Futurescope Technologies Pvt Ltd -  provides innovative and much needed solutions for ensuring safe air and surfaces in indoor environments.
PlebC Innovations Pvt Ltd -  an early stage start-up developing a Tele Operated Robotic Ultrasound System that can enable radiologists to perform ultrasound imaging without being present on site.
Effective and Efficient Design Solutions Pvt Ltd -  a Mechanical Designing company specialized in designing and processing Conveyor components for a North American Client with over 20 Years of manufacturing experience.
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
Operating, funding and Managing compliance of Incubators
This course offers learners with a detailed overview on incubator strategies & operations ranging from topics such as Planning the incubator, Identifying revenue streams, Legal structures to operational elements like people management, HR, Finance & Organisation culture.

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Strategies, Learning from experienced entrepreneurs.

In this course, we discuss how to keep your startup running through disruptions, and how to marry various factors that influence the stability of your startup.Learning from the initial years of creating a startup and the challenges and factors to be taken into account while building technology for your startups.

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A GRANT challenge with a 3-month program for startups leveraging emerging technologies and seeded from research. The startups with a validated proof of concept can build MVP through the grant.

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IHUB Data Root Node Program

A 3-month research advisory program for Technology review, Idea validation, Approach and Product development with the guidance from the most renowned research faculties at IIIT-Hyderabad and Research Labs to foster novel ideas.

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Zero.2.One Labs

A 3-month to help startups get their first fund and first customers, Seed Fund of 10 lakhs.

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Hello founders, 

The CIE team will be organising a "Mentor Cafe" event where we will have industry experts from various aspects of tech, funding, product and such as a part of our panel meet our startups on a one-one basis. The idea is that through this event, you will be meeting various experts under one roof. 

We request your help in filling up the form below so that we can map your problem statements to the concerned expert from our panel. This event will be driven by the startups and their inputs hence we request your support for the same. 

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IIIT-Hyderabad names four startups for deep-tech cohort

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at IIIT Hyderabad has named four startups for the 14th cohort of the Avishkar Deep Tech accelerator. The six-month accelerator is run jointly by the CIE, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT- H), Co-creation Consulting and SucSeed Indovation Fund.

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IIIT Hyderabad working on smartphone detection of oral cancer

The city-based International Institute of Information Technology is working on an automated solution that requires just a smartphone as an early oral cancer screening tool. It aims to use this to flag abnormal oral lesions before they progress into advanced stages of cancer.
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IIIT-Hyderabad announces Women Education Promotion Scholarships

iHub-Data, IIIT-Hyderabad has announced Women Education Promotion Scholarships for their 36-week online course on Foundations of Modern Machine Learning (FMML) slated to commence from January 2022.

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IIIT-H takes up project Telugu Wiki

The Project Telugu Wiki, a volunteer driven effort making reference material available in Telugu on the Wikipedia, will gain steam in days to come with efforts being made to rope in more volunteers to generate content.

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