Newsletter July 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.
CIE at IIITH along with T-incubators Accelerator group conducted a survey to build a database of AI startups in Hyderabad. The data will enable an ecosystem where prospective investors, government agencies, startups and incubators can have access to information on AI startups in the city.

The findings of the report are helpful in understanding the domains in which AI is being used.
Various academic institutions like the IIITs, IITs are working closely with these startups to bridge the gap between emerging problems and their research using AI.

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Our incubatee startup Sunfox gets special award at Extreme Tech Challenge 2021
Sunfox is a Med-tech R&D company building smartphone based portable, minimalistic and affordable cardiac diagnostic tools for next billion. Their flagship product is the smallest and the smartest Electrocardiography machine 'Spandan'. Spandan save lives by early diagnosis in the emergency at the last mile to solve the global health challenge.

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FASTStart Incubator Operation Series - Session on HR processes at a Startup Incubator

6th July 2021

Karthik Kittu from IIITB Innovation Center Sharing insights on various facets on managing & building entrepreneurial ethos.

Session had  40+ attendees from various incubators and accelerators across India.

Hosted by CIE IIIT Hyderabad

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T - Incubators & Accelerator Meet August 2021

3rd August 2021

CIE IIIT Hyderabad hosted monthly meeting of T Incubators and Accelerators Group. The roundtable discussion had representation from 45+ startup incubators and accelerators across Telangana.

Discussion was focused on how collective efforts of all incubators & accelerators can foster the startup ecosystem in Hyderabad and Telangana.
Fire Up! Startup inisghts sessionon "SaaS Enterprise - Drive and Increase performance"

4th August 2021
CIE IIIT Hyderabad in collaboration with SucSEED Indovation fund hosted the fireup startup insights series. Sugandh Rakha from SeriveNow shared insights on "SaaS Enterprise - Drive and Increase Performance"  moderated by Prof.Ramesh Loganathan of IIIT Hyderabad.
Idea/Opportunity Validation Bootcamp - August 2021 Edition

7th, 8th August 2021
10 idea stage startups participated in 2 days idea/ opprtunity validation bootcamp hosted by CIE IIIT Hyderabad. the objective of this bootcamp is to help idea stage startups to assess opportunity and make a Go, No-go decision about thier startup ideas. 

Thanks to our mentors:
Dr.Radhika Meenakshi - Wise Owl Consulting
Prof. Ramesh Loganathan - IIITH
Umesh Thota -  Authbase
Santosth Panda -PlusPin
Manish Ranjan - Nano health
This column features newly incubated startups in the month

MARS INNO INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED - Invented first ever completely automated fully customized natural manure maker which a single machine can prepare 7 kinds of natural fertilizers & pesticides with a single click
NextMeet® - NextMeet is an immersive platform that enables real-time virtual conferencing and networking in an avatar-based 3D environment. NextMeet provides corporations, institutions and event organizers the ability to convene in a dynamic ecosystem, bypassing the associated logistical costs as well as UI-induced fatigue.

Mezyn Initiatives - Manufactures DIY bamboo houses. Mezyn Initiatives is socially and environmentally conscious design and build firm, which believes in creating sustainable ecosystems
Bluesemi R&D - A deep tech AIoT firm working on design and development are aligned to the world's most compelling and key verticals like Preventive and Connected HealthCare, Cleantech IoT, and Climate Change. Zero Power AIoT, High Accuracy sensors, and algorithms are our forte of technology. 
Pickaboo - building stichfix Kids in India,pick a boo box! A box cum mini-wardrobe which includes multiple looks in one package! Since then Pickaboo has made the lives of Moms more sane and a lot more fun. It has helped them feel like the cool Moms they are.
tutorialscorner - on a mission to make learning more engaging and easy by creating best quality content for K12 and Foundational level. catering services to Edutech companies across globe. 
Fixcell - a service based startup which provides doorstep mobile repair
Dentestro dental health services - an aggregator services related dental industry on many levels , it is the latest technology and dental procedure integration model which will enable dentists, patients, and other sections of the industry to use the technology for their benifit and usage Providing dentists a complete single touch operations
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
Startup Opportunities in AI and Emerging Technologies
In this course, we will touch base on  identifying emerging technologies and how to sell emerging technologies  to your client  while building value around your product. We will discuss how the NLP domain helps you have a dialogue with your product and how to identify your market segment via different domains.
FASTstart - 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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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

Click here to know more and Apply
A 6 months acceleration programme for startups in MedTech, Life Sciences, Bio-Technology, Diagnostics, Wellness or building devices for Health Care along with emerging technologies.

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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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With Hyderabad seen as the life sciences capital of India, medical technology (Medtech) startups using artificial intelligence (AI) technology have tremendous potential in the State, says a survey conducted by Hyderabad-based technology institute.

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After successfully helping over 125 Covid-affected startups refine their go-to market strategy last year, the Telangana government will soon launch a new version – Rejig.Hydstartup 2.0 – a virtual micro-accelerator initiative of the Telangana State Innovation Cell.

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The round table on ‘AI & Emerging Tech for Grassroots School Education Post-Pandemic’ is organised by Prof Raj Reddy Centre, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH), to understand how the pandemic has affected the level of learning especially in rural areas and to identify probable solutions.

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An ML algorithm developed by IIIT Hyderabad researchers can tell you how many trees line your street They have been pouring over it since the end of the year 2020 and now, it's out! The algorithm that can detect how many trees are there on your street. This helps estimate urban green cover of cities

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Researchers from the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIIT-H) are working on a project, Residential Building Energy Demand Reduction in India (RESIDE), as part of which they will study the electricity consumption pattern in 2,000 homes across several cities, including Hyderabad, in five climatic zones in the country.

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The Smart City Living Lab, IIITH, organised on Thursday a multi-stakeholder round-table discussion on healthy smart cities to bring in perspectives from government, technology partners, frontline workers, academia and start-ups for a better understanding of how cities and technology players are responding to the pandemic and to get valuable insights and address it collaboratively. 

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