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2019

NEWSLETTER
https://mailchi.mp/12c1d4e5b33c/iitm-incubation-cell-newsletter-4703681?e=5288b063c7
https://mailchi.mp/9da16dfa04b3/1j5mep8uvv-344051?e=%5BUNIQID%5D
https://mailchi.mp/c29fe7a6f2dd/1j5mep8uvv-313523?e=eb5d32c367
https://mailchi.mp/26bd09244619/1j5mep8uvv-241211
https://mailchi.mp/d7a383b3be93/1j5mep8uvv-242339



30 Sept 2019 - Event  - Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits IITM Research Park & interacts with 22 incubated startups
  https://youtu.be/1FXIAfzEgu0-29%20at%2013.30.45.png
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/prime-minister-interacts-with-startups-at-iit-madras-research-park/articleshow/71542646.cms


      https://www.facebook.com/IITMadrasIncubation/videos/2782619768448966/?t=12




12 and 28 Sept 2019 - Visitors Corner - TourDeIITMIC
             






18 May 2019 - Event - Job Utsav 2019 : a recruitment drive for IITM startups 
 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/from-space-tech-to-waste-management-iit-m-incubation-cell-firms-are-solving-real-world-challenges/articleshow/67341477.cms
TOI, 2 Jan'19 
IITM startups solving real world challenges. 


27 Dec'18 
 Hindi media - Rajasthan Patrika 
 features IITMIC as a launchpad of 180+ deep tech startups 




2018 HIGHLIGHTS

2018 was a special year: IITMIC turned 5 (as a legal entity and nodal incubator of IIT-Madras), we crossed 180+ incubations, welcomed a new Board of Directors, created new partnerships, and our startups walked away with some more awards, increased turnover & funding activity drawing in wider spectrum of investors. While 2017 featured awards/recognitions to our startups from every sphere in the country, 2018 was a year of consolidation - greater visibility and widening footprint and impact, with IITM startups scaling operations in India as well as entering markets abroad (US, East Africa, Middle East, EU). While bidding adieu to former board/committee members (now associated with us in newer avatars) who had helped shape this place right from the start and were with us witness to our startups growing into maturing businesses, we thank all you well-wishers who have been an integral part of our journey.
Warm wishes for a bright and impactful 2019, to our Startups and all members and stakeholders of our ecosystem!                           ....CEO, IITMIC

Stellapps (and IBM) wins at the 8th Ed. of Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2017 for Innovation in IoT >
Technology can be made accessible to everyone using Speech Recognition,” says Umesh Sachdev, founder CEO, Uniphore in his recent inspiring talk in TED Talks India: नई सोच hosted by Shah Rukh Khan - Watch Video

IITMIC NEWSLETTER
https://mailchi.mp/f1bd977977cf/iitm-incubation-cell-newsletter-december-2018-ed
http://eepurl.com/dN_rqH
https://mailchi.mp/10bad4dc3a9a/iitm-incubation-cell-newsletter-sept18?fbclid=IwAR2IFj8H53mHp48cI0O_BH77IE9k5oUyboTc0SbXZDHVfY8DCvw7LwJn5FA
RTBI Annual Report 2017-18 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oGiGPpl5OZrF9d6Z5ZYVANsLcr3U8JfC


Startup Spotlight 
Nov 2018  



Grinntech (an IITMIC and RTBI incubated company) works on lithium battery technology for different Electric Vehicles (2W, 3W, cars, buses etc). 
It is focused on developing ecosystem for scaling up of electric buses with battery swapping for city transportation






 
3 Sept 2018
Event  
2nd Edition of 'Investor meet' hosted by IITMIC 
20+ deep tech startups incubated at IITMIC present / demo to a group of angel investors & VCs - a day long event for startup-investor interactions.  

Ft. Dr. Subhash Chandra (Chairman, Essel Group and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha)

“Anybody who thinks that India has to be the follower, and not world leader, needs to definitely visit IITM Incubation ecosystem. I shall be the brand ambassador of this vibrant ecosystem"  -  Dr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group

 
Forbes India
4 May 2018  
IIT-Madras: Indian Institute of Innovation > 
With incubators for deep tech startups, funding for students and support for corporate R&D, the institute is fostering an entire ecosystem of cutting-edge ideas.
The incubation cell on the third floor of the IITMadras Research Park is an epicentre of nervous energy. The glass door is flung open every few minutes as entrepreneurs, fresh out of brainstorming sessions with their mentors, storm to their workstations to put the learnings to test. Some are building energy-efficient batteries and smart Farming technologies while others are putting together remotely-operated vehicles that would deep dive into oceans to facilitate underwater inspections.
But what a majority of the startups at the incubator have in common is they are the so-called deep-tech startups, that are heavily reliant on science and technology—artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, computer vision and robotics—and are seldom consumer-focussed, a sharp contrast to investors’ favourites such as online retail, payments or ride-hailing companies.

 
Forbes India
2 May 2018 
There are two kinds of academia: Ashok Jhunjhunwala > In an interview to Forbes India, he talks about the benefits of Industry-Academia collaboration, Innovation and the evolution of #deepTech #startups in India 

 
Event 
25 Mar 2018 
 

Honoured to have had the opportunity to host His Excellency, President of Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Frank-Walter #Steinmeier during his visit to IITM Research Park today afternoon. 
#IITMadras Director Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, IITM Incubation Cell CEO Dr. Tamaswati Ghosh and IITM Research Park COO Mr. Rajendra Mootha welcomed /accompanied the Delegation


 
Forbes India
6 Mar 2018  


2018 W-Power Trailblazers: Kavitha Sairam is addressing age-old problems of agriculture > IITM incubated company Fib-Sol Life Technologies's co-Founder Dr Kavitha Sairam featured as one of the 2018 W-Power Trailblazers by Forbes India



 
Award
23 Feb 2018 
Stellapps adjudged as winner (along with IBM ) for Innovation in IoT at the 8th Edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2017. Other participants in other categories included Wipro, Reliance, Airtel, Huawei, Vodafone, Cisco, Accenture, HCL etc. This Award is intended to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in the field of Telecom, Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud, Security to provide recognition for outstanding contributions by the innovators

 
Inc42 
26 Feb 2018  
Submersible Robotic Inspection startup Planys Technologies closes $2.16 Mn Series A Funding Round > IITMIC incubated company, Planys raises Rs 14 crore Series A Investment from India's top investors and largest oil & gas company: round led by Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan (cofounder, Infosys) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation-Start-up Fund and #RanjanPai’s MEMG Family Office. #KeiretsuForum (Chennai and Singapore) and other HNIs also participated in the round

 
23 Feb 2018
Event 




MoS Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha's rendezvous with technology indigenously developed & being commercialised by startups incubated @ IITMIC




 
Award  
16 Feb 2018 
Umesh Sachdev, co-founder CEO of Uniphore wins the prestigious 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award at the Small Business Awards (7th National awards for small & emerging businesses) organised by Franchise India 

 
Forbes India 
6 Feb 2018 
Founders of IITMIC incubated companies, DocsApp (getting the doctor on chat) and Ather Energy (electrifying scooters) featured in Forbes India 30 under 30 >

 
TED Talks India 
24 Jan 2018 
Technology can be made accessible to everyone using Speech Recognition,” says Umesh_Sachdev, founder CEO of Uniphore (an IITM incubated company) in his recent inspiring talk TED Talks India: नई सोच hosted by Shah Rukh Khan - Watch Video

 
The Hindu 
22 Jan 2018 

A space to generate Superstar ideas > 
One of the four startup lounges at the @IITMIC Incubation Floors at IITM Research Park - creative spaces among startup offices and workshops for out of box thinking & discussions  

 


2017 HIGHLIGHTS (complete)

Entrepreneur India Here's India's Top 45 Technology Incubators: IITM Incubation Cell & ecosystem placed at #1 position > 
Two IITMIC incubated startups won the Economic Times Awards 2017: 
1. Aibono won the 'Best Social Enterprise award' - read more - watch video
2. Detect won under the 'Best on Campus' category - read more - watch video
For Two consecutive years, 4 out of 5 finalists of the 'Best on campus' award category were IIT Madras incubated startups:
2017 finalists: PlanysHyperVerge & MaximL Labs || Winner: Ather Energy

 
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10aMCL6jgMOW4kIUkfBhc3OJpvKAoRZsO/view?usp=sharing




IITMs RTBI's Annual Report for FY 2016-17: view
 





 
Financial Express 
18 Dec 2017
Award 
Stellapps Technologies was adjudged at #2 in the coveted "Cloud Solutions" category of the Financial Express IT Awards that saw the likes of IBM, Infosys, TCS, L&T Infotech, Swiggy, Zoho, MakeMyTrip as winners in other categories > Incidentally, the #1 in the same category is an IITM DAA founded company - Zoho

 
YourStory 
13 Dec 2017 
Online doctor consultation platform DocsApp raises $7.2M funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and others > 

 
Live Mint 
30 Nov 2017 
IITM (RTBI) incubated startup Uniphore Software System gets global status

John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco & chairman of recently-formed US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, leads Uniphore's Series B round (picks up 10% stake in his personal capacity), his first investment in a startup outside of US > 


 
Economic Times 
24 Nov 2017 
Here's how IIT-Madras has become a haven for startups > This has been possible not due to any single spectacular effort but because of IIT-M doing several simple things right — creating a thriving alumni network, pushing a faculty-industry connect, providing the necessary infrastructure to let students and alumni experiment with ideas, and importantly, listening to feedback and learning on the move. Since 2006, 140 startups have been a part of the IITM Incubation Cell. Of these, 32 startups have raised a total $108 million from investors, with Ather pocketing a chunk of it. "Success breeds success," said Mehta. "When we started, a couple of our seniors had... (made) successful hardware attempts. The community builds up. They encourage each other."

 
Entrepreneur India 
Aug & Sept 2017


India's Top 25 Incubators featured in the Aug 2017 issue:
IITM Incubation Cell & ecosystem placed at #1 position
Article on 18Sept >
Facebook Post


 
Award 
Economic Times Startup Awards
18 Aug 2017 
Two IITMIC incubated startups won the Economic Times Awards 2017 #ETStartupAwards2017
1. Aibono won the 'Best Social Enterprise award' - read more - watch video (ET NOW)
2. Detect Technologies won under the 'Best on Campus' category - read more - watch video (ET NOW)
http://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/we-started-with-the-vision-to-make-energy-sector-safe-and-efficient-detect-technologies-ceo-daniel-david/60129453
For Two consecutive years, 4 out of 5 finalists of the 'Best on campus' award category were IIT Madras incubated startups
2017 finalists: PlanysHyperVerge and MaximL Labs
2016 winner/finalists: Ather Energy (Winner), Hyperverge, Planys and Detect 


Watch the Award Ceremony: video

 
Award 
11 May 2017  
IITM Incubation Cell wins 'National Award for emerging Technology Business Incubator' for 2016 from Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI. Award was handed over to IITMIC CEO by Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 19th National Technology Day in New Delhi, 11th May 2017. 
This is dedicated to all IITM incubated startups, mentors, Institute/IITM Research Park and alumni/industry donors. Proud moment for all.

6 Mar 2017 
 
New IITMIC office (Phase II, IITMRP) inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in the presence of Shri Amitabh Kant (CEO, Niti Aayog)
Minister's interaction with IITM incubated companies: video link


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