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24 May 2018 

Ather Energy Starts Installing EV Charging Stations Across Bengaluru >
Meet Point, an electric vehicle charger from AtherGrid. Now live with 14 locations across Bengaluru. Find one at your favorite cafes, your workplace and malls. To know more about AtherGrid, visit https://www.atherenergy.com/grid  


 
TOI
16 May 2018 
We will be a unicorn in 5 years: Uniphore CEO > Products line-up: Uniphore offers three products based on #SpeechRecognition. This includes its flagship offering auMina, which is a speech #analytics product, Akeira that provides voice-based virtual assistance, and amVoice, which reduces human error by using voice biometrics. Uniphore’s speech recognition products can understand over 80 Indian and global languages. More than 70 enterprises globally use these products and solutions to deliver customer experience.
The company has raised $20 million across rounds and counts John Chambers, Krish Gopalakrishnan, IDG Ventures, Indian Angel Network amongst its investors.
 
Economic Times
14 May 2018 
Conzumex: An IITian's dream to improve manufacturing ecosystem in India > Founder CEO, Prashant (an IITM alumnus) shares their journey in developing consumer electronic products. Company will be launching their smart analogue watches soon, globally
 
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 
 
Startup Spotlight 
1 May 2018
  

#IITMICSpotlight
 

Meet Solinas, 
new incubation at IITMIC.  Solinas Integrity Pvt Ltd provides robotic solutions for online inspection of pipelines. Company is founded by IIT Madras alumnus and faculty members.

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At Solinas, we build next-generation inspection technologies for critical pipeline infrastructure to detect existing defects and also prevent failures and thus maximiz es the lifespan of the assets. We serve Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Power Plants, Water, #Wastewater and Process Industries "co-founder CEO, Solinas (Ajay Raj, DD 2016, ME, IIT-Madras). 


 
TechConnect
25 Mar 2018
Award 
Sirab Technologies offering “Reliable lane keeping and platooning Technology for #automated #driving” wins an award at 2018 TechConnect World > 

 
India Today
24 Apr 2018
  
This IIT Madras Prof is using "AMRIT" to fight arsenic contaminated water > Nanomaterials-based water technology AMRIT is running successfully in the country to remove arsenic from drinking water. 
 
Startup Spotlight 
10 Apr 2018
 
#IITMICSpotlight  World Theatre Day: How theatre is a means to educate > Vaayusastra is an education company that teaches complex laws of aerodynamics through theatrics and movement. They take theatre to classes in villages and Government schools, with the help of story-telling and short skits the children watch the play unfold and learn. Theories of friction, evaporation and rainbows are taught through story-telling techniques fascinating children
 
Startup Spotlight 
29 Mar 2018
 
#IITMICSpotlight
 

Meet 
Grinntech Motors - develops and licenses low cost smart storage Lithium-ion battery technology for automotive and stationary energy storage. 

Founded by Puneet Jain, an IIT-Roorkee alumnus, the startup works with Center of Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles (CBEEV), IIT Madras for technology development under the guidance of Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala and Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Director, CBEEV.
 Read more 




 
Event 
25 Mar 2018 
 
Honoured and proud 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. 

 
The Hindu
Business Line

19 Mar 2018
 
The pivots that changed Uniphore > Umesh Sachdev says the start-up’s speech recognition tech now has a global voice
 
Event 
17 Mar 2018 
Investor Meet hosted by IITMIC 
for select Incubatee Startups working in deep tech sectors including manufacturing, cleantech, EVs, IOT, ML/AI/AR/VR, agritech The startups presented their product/services before a distinguished panel of Angel Investors & VCs: Ventureast, Ankur Capital, Indian Angel Network, Keiretsu Forum, The Chennai Angels, Unitus Seed Fund. The presentations were followed by demonstrations and a tour around the IITM Research Park facility.
 
TOI
16 Mar 2018
 
How the state can incubate its startups on campuses > IITMIC is a proven model of success for other incubators in the state to follow and an example of how a Startup Incubator must function. "Our incubator is not just for IITM students and faculty. More than 38% of founders are not from IIT-M. We are not a general purpose incubator. The entrepreneur has to demonstrate why he or she needs IIT-M" says Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras

 
Award  
TOI
8 Mar 2018
 
Venkat Rajaraman, CEO, Cygni Energy and Ankit Poddar, CEO, Swadha Energies have won the prestigious Diamond Level  ISGF Innovation Awards 2018'' from India Smart Grid Forum as a part of the 4th edition of India Smart Grid Week 2018. Cygni was awarded under ‘Best Rural Electrification Projects by Industry’ category and Swadha awarded under  ‘Smart Startup by Young Entrepreneur (below 30 years of age)’ category
 
Startup Spotlight 
8 Mar 2018
 

#IITMICSpotlight

IITMIC wishes all the women a very Happy Women's day! On today's 
IITMIC startup Spotlight, we feature incubatees lead by strong, visionary & passionate Women: FibSol, GUVI, Kamal Kissan, WeThink, ConzumeX, Dhvani, Desicrew, Yaathum





 
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




 
Startup Spotlight 
23 Feb 2018
 



#IITMICSpotlight


Meet 
Detect Technologies - co-founded by Tarun Mishra, Daniel D David, Hari, Prof Krishnan Balasubramanian & Karthik - turned 2 today





 
Startup Spotlight 
21 Feb 2018
 
#IITMICSpotlight

Meet PiBeam - co-founded by Visakh and Jacob, manufactures solar–electric three wheeler with pedal assisted technology.

Realizing the usage and the design flaw of conventional three-wheelers, the duo went on to design a torque management & assist system with a torque sensor, which help riders decide on how much assistance is required from the motor. 

PiBeam has 3 variants of its product - PiBeam M03(manual), PiBeam E03(electric), PiBeam S03(solar):
  Read More 

 
Award  
TOI
20 Feb 2018
 
Three IITM startups, Intelizon Energy, Cygni Energy and Stellapps Technologies wins 'Best Emerging Entrepreneur 2017' award from India CII -Southern Region >
 
Factor Daily 
19 Feb 2018
  
Meet QuNu Labs, the Bengaluru startup making data safer for the quantum computing era > IITM incubated startup QuNu Labs featured 
 
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 >
 
Award  
24 Jan 2018
 
Cygni Energy wins the Millennium Alliance award under the Clean Energy category > #USAID, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), World Bank and Technology Development Board (TDB) are the partners
 
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
 
TOI 
22 Jan 2018
 
Robots with HD cams to monitor underwater portions of railway bridges >  IITM incubated startup Planys working with Ministry of Railways, Govt of India, to make Bridges safe
 

The Hindu
 
18 Jan 2018
Event 

IIT Madras Research Park gets dubbed as modern temple; this is how it earned the title
 > 

IITMIC hosted Hon’ble Human Resource Development Minister of India at IITM ResearchPark;  IITMadras incubated startups to interact with him & accompanying journalists


 
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
(details)

 
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
 
The Hindu 
16 Dec 2017
 
Startup gets ‘Baahubali’ push > Baahubali movie Director S.S. Rajamouli & Producer Shobu Yarlagadda lead the Rs 2.8 crore investment round in IITMIC incubated startup Conzumex by Keiretsu Forum- Chennai Chapter (global angel network) & HNIs. Company is developing hybrid smartwatch
 
YourStory 
13 Dec 2017
 
Online doctor consultation platform DocsApp raises $7.2M funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and others > 
 
Entrackr 
1 Dec 2017
 
Muse: Smartwatch that needs no charging for year, aims to take on Fitbit, Apple > ConzumeX Industries featured
 
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 > 

Facebook post
 
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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