Published: 06th August 2020
IIIT Hyderabad announces 11th cohort of deeptech and 5th cohort of medtech accelerators
The AVISHKAR & OJAS accelerator programmes at the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad has opened applications for its 11th cohort
The AVISHKAR & OJAS accelerator programmes at the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad has opened applications for its 11th cohort of deeptech and 5th cohort of medtech startups. The 6-month deeptech accelerator programme is specially designed for early-stage startups building products in the areas of Machine Learning, Image Processing, Robotics, AR/VR, NLP and other sub-domains of AI.
AVISHKAR deeptech is a 6-month cohort-based accelerator for emerging tech startups and OJAS medtech is an accelerator for startups in life sciences, biotechnology, diagnostics, point of care devices for healthcare along with emerging technologies facilitated by CIE@IIITH, Co-creation Consulting & Sathguru management consulting. It brings together the deeptech expertise of IIITH's research labs and technology mentoring opportunities that help startups build quality product/features within shorter timelines.
The startups also go through a structured strategic business mentoring from Co-Creation Consulting & Sathguru management Consulting, customer introductions and investor connects for follow-on round of investments. Medtech startups also get access to medtech consortium which includes clinicians, hospitals, pharma, biotech & manufacturing companies. Investment readiness of the cohort startups is a key deliverable for the 6-month programme.
A number of other ecosystem partners of IIITH also contribute toward the programme with business development services and tools. Prof. C V Jawahar, Dean R&D, IIITH & CEO, IIIT Foundation says, "Given the current scenario that the Indian start-up ecosystem is going through, programs like AVISHKAR will help boost and support nationwide innovation through early stage startups. AVISHKAR's base technology, mentorship and funding provides a massive edge. Using CIE@IIITH resources can translate into substantial benefits while scaling, and rapid internationalization of these ventures." Closing date for applications is 15 August 2020.
Application link: https://cie.iiit.ac.in/accelerator_programs/