June 2018 Newsletter

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CIE @ 10

An academic institution that has always supported and encouraged innovations, IIIT-H went a step further when in 2008 it opened up a Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). The idea was to formally support startups with the end goal of commercializing cutting edge technologies developed in its research centres. In 2012, the IIIT-Foundation opened its doors to startups outside the institute as well, following recognition by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India. The foundation has supported over 200 startups till date and has made seed investments in 30 of them. The portfolio startups have gone on to raise 50 crores INR external funding from various sources. From embracing startups across all sectors, the foundation has turned its focus towards startups working on deep learning technologies and machine intelligence. Currently there are over 12 deep tech startups working on computer vision, natural languages and speech recognition, artificial intelligence, robotics, AR/VR, and the gaming domain.

June 29-July 1, 2018


CIE completes 10 years-  Celebrating 10 years of innovation and entrepreneurship.

June 7, 2018

Startup Spotlight

Your story feature on 14 deeptech Startups of CIE@IIIT Hyderabad:

IT-H research labs.

June 7, 2018

Events & Community Engagements

UTSAH meetup on Technology in Life Sciences

UTSAH is a monthly meetup programme with talks on trending topics in deep technology held every first Saturday.

June 2, 2018

Health & Fitness by Headstart Startup Saturday & CIE

Health & Fitness by Headstart Startup Saturday & CIE

Founders of startups like Ritesh Reddy from O2 Spa, H. Deenanath from CYKUL and Rakesh Bhatia from BusyYetFit Society spoke about Health and Fitness to the participants and startups at CIE.

June 9, 2018

Fintech Masterclass

The Fintech Yatra Team was here in Hyderabad at CIE IIIT, from 16th to 20th June. They mapped and identified 28 Fintech Startups of Hyderabad in their Hyderabad Fintech Landscape Diary.

June 16-20, 2018

Idea Validation Bootcamp

The 3rd edition of Startup Idea validation/opportunity assessment bootcamp at CIE where 28 potential startups presented their ideas which was evaluated by Prof. Ramesh Loganathan – Professor Co-Innovation & COO, CIE@IIITH , Prakash Yalla – Head, TTO, Raj Vallabhaneni – MD & CEO, Kalgudi , Pradeep Mittal -Head of Indian operations and Director, Magnai, Rama Iyer – Senior VP, Head- Corporate Innovation @ T-Hub, Dr. Balaji Bhyravabatla – MD, Hylascobio.

June 16 & 17, 2018

Roadshow in Mumbai on Avishkar & Medtech Accelerator programmes

CIE@IIITH, India’s largest academic incubator conducted a roadshow in Mumbai on 23 June.

June 23, 2018

CIE sponsors 17th edition of Startup Weekend Emerging Tech in Hyderabad

CIE was proud to sponsor the winners of Techstars StartUp Weekend Emerging Tech with IIIT-H Seed Fund of Rs 5 lacs along with 6 months of incubation. The event was held in Microsoft Garage, Hyderabad in May 2018.

May 28, 2018

MedTech Hackathon

CIE-IIIT Hyderabad in association with Medtech consortium and Novartis hosted Medtech hackathon from 29 June – 1 July in Novartis, Hyderabad.

June 29-July 1, 2018

Smartworks, a leading startup co-working space chain, partnered with CIE to launch its first hub in Hyderabad.

June 23, 2018


STEM UP Girls a club to foster interest and encourage young school girls in Science, Technology, Engineering & organized its first meeting in CIE@IIIT Hyderabad on 23rd June 2018.

June 23, 2018

CIE hosts Stamp Networking Meet

CIE as a venue partner hosted a Stamp Networking Meet.

June 28, 2018

CIE hosts TSIC’s Incubators’ Meet

CIE hosted Telangana State Innovation Cell’s incubators’ / enablers’ meet in its campus.

June 28, 2018


IIIT-H CIE turns 10, looks to grow more deep-tech start-ups – THE HINDU

One of the first incubators in the city, the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, has turned 10 years old, a journey that saw it nurturing over 200 start-ups investing ₹3 crore in 30 of them and engaging 17 with the IIIT-H research labs.

CIE @ IIIT H Turns Ten and in this journey, incubated 200 startups, invested INR 3crore in 30 startups and engaged 17 with IIIT Hyderabad Research Labs – APN NEWS

CIE (Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship) which is part of the IIIT-Hyderabad Foundation completes a successful decade. The DST approved incubator founded in 2008 with a vision of commercializing the cutting edge technologies developed in its research centres, till date, CIE has physically incubated 200+ startups, invested INR 3 crores in 30 startups and engaged 17 startups with IIIT-Hyderabad research labs.

IIIT-H’s innovation centre to focus on deep-tech start-ups – THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE

As it evolved into country’s biggest academic start-up incubator in the last 10 years, the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Hyderabad) is planning to focus on deep-tech start-ups and on “productising research”.

Upcoming Events

Head Start-Startup Saturday – Theme – Digital Gaming Landscape

Startup Saturday will organize a series of talks on Hyderabad’s Digital Gaming Landscape

July 14, 2018

Go-To-Market Bootcamp

This bootcamp covers the essential components of a product market fit, GTM strategy i.e. branding, value proposition, segmentation and beachhead strategy, customer insights, personas, customer journeys, content creation, growth hacking tips and customer experience and delight.

July 14, 2018

Applications are now open for DeepTech Accelerator programs – CIE@IIIT Hyderabad.

Applications to Avishkar- India’s first Deep Tech accelerator and MedTech Accelerator are open now. The programmes offers seed fund up to 25 Lakhs, IIITH’s Research support, personalized Strategic Business Coaching, Domain Mentoring and support from CIE’s Service Partners and Ecosystem Enablers. Application links are given below:

11th August 2018

YUMMMYY!!! ‘Sandwich Eatery’ is all set to open its store in CIE.