February 2019 Newsletter

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CIE@IIIT-Hyderabad launched OJAS MedTech Bio-NEST, supported by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), and Government of Telangana to nurture start-ups building technology-enabled healthcare solutions.

OJAS MedTech Bio-NEST at IIIT & AIC-CCMB signed an MoU for empowering & enabling Startups in life sciences.

We are very happy to share that Dr. Radha Rangarajan – (Head, Innovation & Strategy – OJAS MedTech Bio-NEST) was awarded the ‘FICCI Award of Excellence – Women in R&D’ under the DST FICCI GLOBAL R&D SUMMIT 2019 on February 21-22, 2019 at Marriott, Hyderabad. The R&D Award is given for outstanding R&D happening in the country across industry, academia and research establishments from the public and private sector. With the award, FICCI wants to motivate corporates, academic institutions, government laboratories and professionals working in research and development across various sectoral domains.

Startup Spotlight

An exclusive startup deep tech startup showcase during the annual flagship event of IIIT Hyderabad – R&D Showcase.
We have showcased around 20 deep tech startups from various accelerator programs of CIEIIIT Hyderabad. 


Ministry of Defence in association with Drone Federation of India conducted Drone Olympics Challenge from 18th-21st February 2019 as part of Aero India under which 3 different Challenges were presented – Surveillance Challenge, Supply Drop/Delivery Challenge and Drone Swarm/Formation challenge. CIEIIIT Hyderabad incubated drone technology startup THANOS won the Supply Drop Challenge. 

Startups Onboarded

Meet our new onboarded startups at CIE

Avyantra Health Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Community Events

Startup Saturday on Product Market Fit.

An interactive session with Sharath Chandra – Co-founder of ChaiBisket, Rowdy Club & First Show Tekzenit
“Meet the Investor” – Session by Mohit Gulati Managing Partner of ITI Growth Opportunities

UTSAH Meetup on “AI in Defence and Aerospace” 

7th edition of Idea opportunity validation boot camp at CIEIIIT Hyderabad.