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Recognitions highlight >
October 2016 Newsletter > 
April 2016, 2nd Edition: http://eepurl.com/bY9Dm9  
February 2016 (1st Ed.): http://eepurl.com/bQZI3z 

Award 
28 Dec 2016  
Fibsol Life Technologies wins the "LIFT India Ideation series" by Swissnex India > For their work on biofertilizer carrying nanofiber Membranes (FCM) in Urban Farming. Founders (Kavitha and Anant, IITM alumni) will be representing India at Lift Labs in Mar'17 in Geneva, Switzerland
TOI
28 Dec 2016 
IITM Research Park and the entrepreneurial ecosystem at #IITMadras has become a driving force in the startup ecosystem of the country" Ashok Jhunjhunwala, the institute's chair professor and faculty-in-charge of IITM Incubation cell >
The Hindu 
(MetroPlus)
27 Dec 2016   
Space, time, and the startup > Uniphore and Ather Energy featured - "From enabling rural populace and a mission to the moon to generating content and building a durable commute choice, four Indian ventures have made a mark globally this year. The Hindu MetroPlus narrates their success stories"

21 Dec 2016
 
IITMadras Director talks about the expanding and leading startup & incubation ecosystem at IITM Research Park, led by IITMIC and RTBI. YouTube video 
Award 
20 Dec 2016  
Growtech Innovations wins Silver and Bronze medals at Seoul Inventors Fair 2016, South Korea for showcasing: DC Refrigerator & Air to Water Generator
Award 
19 Dec 2016 
Kamal Kisan wins the prestigious "Aspirin Social Award" by the Bayer Foundation > They are 1 of the 4 startups selected by the Jury in recognition of outstanding social innovations in health and nutrition worldwide and will be awarded a cash prize of 20,000 Euros. It has been a great year for the company, with several recognitions/awards from prestigious groups in India & abroad. Kamal Kisan develops Agricultural equipment for smallholder farmers in India
Economic Times
14 Dec 2016   

Muconnect: This gadget will ensure that your phone is always charged 
>
 
ConsumeX Industries featured in the Top 50 hot startups for 2017 in Economic Times. 
The company's' flagship hardware product MuConnect is the world's first fast-charging magnetic adapter for mobiles and is available for both Apple and Micro USB devices


Econocom
12 Dec 2016  
#AGRICULTURE: WEARABLES FOR COWS! > Wearables to revolutionise the dairy sector? Why not! This idea was born in India, but it’s obviously not about cows wearing Apple Watches. #IITMadras #startup Stellapps Technologies Private Limited uses wearables and IoT sensors embedded in milking systems to collect data which will be analysed later. The aim is to closely monitor milk production and address the lack of expertise in certain regions of the country.
Award 
11 Dec 2016 

Planys Technologies received “Startup in Hydrocarbon Sector – Rising Star” award at Petrotech 2016, 
the premier International Oil & Gas Sector Conference and Exhibition under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. 

The award was handed over by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan




Deccan Herald
28 Nov 2016 
DocsApp connects patients with doctors on the go > DocsApp - Consult Doctor on Chat, which is witnessing a growth rate of 30%, has raised $1.2 million funding from Japanese VC Rebright Partners, Anand Rajaraman, GSF Accelerator, IIT-M Incubation Center, and other top angels like Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Paytm), Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com), Rajesh Sawhney (GSF), and Srikanth Sundararajan (Helion)  
Business Standard
18 Nov 2016 

Planys Technologies launches their second indigenously developed #ROVBeluga 
> 
Read more
IITMIC CEO (right image) shares her experience at the launch



Award 
16 Nov 2016 
Two incubated startups makes it to the Deloitte Tech Fast50 2016 List (India's fastest growing tech companies): Stellapps Technologies (#2 position) and Nadhi Information Technologies (#36) > A proud moment for IITMIC and RTBI! 
Award 
16 Nov 2016  
Planys Technologies (Tanuj Jhunjhunwala, cofounder CEO) wins the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award 2016The monetary prize is two hundred thousand yen > Previous winners were IITM(RTBI) incubated companies: Stellapps Technologies Private Limited (2014) and Invention Lab - Avaz FreeSpeech (2013)
Economic Times
16 Nov 2016  
Wearables for cows: How Stellapps Technologies is 'Milking' its way to success >  (RTBI) incubated Stellapps Technologies Private Limited is India's first company to take the power of technology to the dairy sector
TOI
14 Nov 2016 
Easing the urban battle for space with a click of an app >  Wii Tronics Solutions featured 
Award 
5 Nov 2016 


Detect Technologies wins Superpreneur Award at TiEcon - Chennai, and a cash prize of Rs 1lac






BWDisrupt
03 Nov 2016 
DocsApp Makes Mobile Consultations with Specialist Doctors a Reality > 

The Hindu
01 Nov 2016  
Success stories born at IIT-Madras Research Park > Uniphore, Cygni featured 
Economic Times
28 Oct 2016 
Ather Energy raises $30.5 million (Rs. 205 crore) from Hero MotoCorp > Ather has received Rs 180 cr of the total investment with the rest due to be released in tranches. The deal values the 3yr old company at Rs 680 - 790 crore. Hero buys 30% stake in Ather.
Watch Tarun Mehta's interview on ET Now


Economic Times
21 Oct 2016 


How Planys Tech carries out underwater robotic inspections for oil and gas industry 
> 

Read about how Planys carries out underwater robotic inspection




Made with Passion in BLR 
18 Oct 2016 
A Startup Film - An inspiring compiled video every startup enthusiast should see - VIDEO  
Zee Business
16 Oct 2016  
India becomes a leading hub for robotics start-up investment > IITM Agri data & analytics Startup Airwood mentioned
TOI
16 Oct 2016 
 #IITMadras' Rural Technology & Business Incubator (RTBI) completes 10 years! A decade of solving rural problems with technology > From tinkering with ideas in a small lab within IITM 10 yrs ago to brainstorming in a spacious office in the IITM Research Park today, the RTBI has shaped the course of 45 companies till date. Of these, 17 companies have graduated, 18 have raised angel/venture funds to the tune of over 100 crore and 28 are revenue-making. Firms incubated here work in varied areas, including energy efficiency, water & wastewater management, education & skill development, agri-space innovations and speech recognition solutions.
Economic Times
16 Oct 2016  
The idea that one need not make money in a social venture must change: Ashok Jhunjhunwala > A decade ago to the day, Padma Shri Ashok Jhunjhunwala started RTBI at IIT Madras
ET Tech
14 Oct 2016 
How Ather Energy, Tork, Ampere & Spero are fuelling electric bike dreams >
Living Science
4 Oct 2016  



Green Homes for India : Enabling India get 50% of its Power from Solar by 2030 - 
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras




Outlook Business
Cover Story
16 Sept 2016
  

Good Businesses 2016 - Planting Machines
 
> 

Kamal Kisan seeks to ease the troubles of small farmers with its low cost and easy-to-use products
RTBI & IITMIC CEO also finds a mention.







TOI
19 Sept 2016  
IIT-Madras earns Rs 174crore via consultancy, beats peers > 
Award 
16 Sept 2016
Kamal Kisan wins the Syngenta 'Best Agricultural Enterprise' at the DBS - NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia in Singapore > IIT Madras (RTBI) incubated company Kamal Kisan received an award of S$10,000 for being the best agriculture social enterprise. Company develops tools to help farmers reduce labour-intensive tasks and increase profitability. One of their tools is the sugarcane planter that improves efficiency by 80%.
The New Indian Express
14 Sept 2016  
IIT-Madras files 248 patent applications, the most among all IITs in India > IIT-Madras has filed 248 patent applications, of which 13 have been approved, indicating a robust research ecosystem on its campus
Outlook Business
9 Sept 2016  


Good Businesses 2016 - 
Welded To A Cause > 

Skillveri
 is training unskilled welders to become job ready and making welding a safe, yet rewarding profession
 
The New Indian Express
8 Sept 2016  
Learn in your language via GUVI on Youtube > RTBI incubatee GUVI featured 
6 Sept 2016 









Ather's Open House held at IITM Research Park
 
 


Tech In Asia 
6 Sept 2016 
Meet Mike, a little underwater robot that scuttles beneath the sea taking videos > Planys featured 
Award 
4 Sept 2016 
IITians sweep American Bazaar startup awards > Detect Technologies wins 
The Ken 
2 Sept 2016 
The reinvention of IIT-Madras > How IIT-M rose up to #1 in India’s first ever institutional ranking, and why, amidst many global round-the-year exercises, national ranking matters
Award 
30 Aug 2016 
Indian STEP And Business Incubator Association (ISBA) confer their "Startup Awards 2016" to IITM startups, Cygni Energy and Stellapps > Stellapps wins 'Innovative Company of the Year for Business Success' award & Cygni under incubatee category












Outlook Business
25 Aug 2016  
Indian Innovation - 
Machine Language > 
Uniphore’s voice biometric system is bridging the man-machine barrier  

Speak Up: Uniphore has come up with a mobile platform based on speech recognition for low-end phones

  

Indian Innovation - 
Voice Box > 

After helping autistic kids find Avaz, Invention Labs is turning language tutor with FreeSpeech



Outlook Business
Cover Story
25 Aug 2016 

Indian Innovation - 
Ready To Rev In Electric Mode > 

Why Ather Energy’s electric scooter will give its petrol variants a run for their money



The Hindu Business Line 
8 Aug 2016
A cool solution for air-conditioners > Incubated Swadha Energies featured - company offers mechanical systems that help cut electricity consumption in AC systems, using advanced power electronics integrated with the building management system.
Economic Times
08 Aug 2016  
Award 
2016 is the banner year for IIT Madras it seems, when we claim the leadership spot !
Ather Energy wins "The Economic Times Startup Awards 2016" under 'Best on Campus' category > 
Congratulations to the finalists and a proud moment for IITM Incubation!

How the jury selected winners for the ET Startup Awards 2016 > The Best on Campus category — where startups founded in colleges are recognised — came in for attention and praise. ‪#‎IITMadras‬ was especially singled out because four out the five in the shortlist were born on the Chennai campus. The eventual winner, Ather Energy, was one of them. Hosanagar actually wanted IIT-Madras to be awarded a prize.
Times Internet Vice-Chairman Satyan Gajwani described the Best on Campus category as "pretty amazing" for throwing up interesting surprises. "It is very interesting to see the kind of innovations coming out from these college campuses. It wasn't the usual 'Let's build an ecommerce company'. It's disruptive and different," he said.

Economic Times
03 Aug 2016  

Four IITMIC incubated ‪startups‬ shortlisted as Top 5 contenders for "The Economic Times Startup Awards 2016" under 'Campus startup' category
 
> 
Planys Technologies, Detect Technologies , HyperVerge and Ather Energy.

An inspiring and proud moment for all! 
The companies are founded by IITM students & graduates (some jointly with their faculty mentors), and are working primarily in the manufacturing sector.

Winners to be decided on Saturday, 6th Aug.
 



Deccan Chronicle
1 Aug 2016 
Robot ‘Mike’ checks out port > Planys featured 
Startup India
01 Aug 2016 
17 IITM incubated startups out of 227‬ recognised by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), till date >  Currently, close to 4,400 technology startups exist in India and the number is expected to reach over 12,000 by 2020.
The DIPP has recently done away with the need for entrepreneurs to get approvals from the inter-ministerial board in order to access benefits under the ‘Start-up India’ initiative. Now start-ups need to be certified by the inter-ministerial board only for a three-year tax break.
For other benefits such as faster and cheaper patent examination and accessing funding from the fund of funds, start-ups only need a certificate from the DIPP.


TOI
31 July 2016  
These Indian startups are building products for those with disabilities > Invention Lab & Enability featured 
Deccan Chronicle
30 July 2016 
IIT-Madras students install solar panels in government girls school > The project was installed and partially funded by Cygni Energy, an IITM startup
Award 
27 July 2016 
Planys Technologies awarded 'Young IITM Alumni Entrepreneur Award 2016'
 
 

"IITM-Alumni-Association (IITMAA) presents the Young IITM Alumni Entrepreneur Award 2016 to Planys Technologies in view of the tremendous in roads it has already made as an #IITMadras Incubated startup. The product suite boasts of World Class Technology and cutting edge innovation in line with #MakeInIndia initiative." 


The Hindu
17 July 2016 
With $18 million venture funding, IIT Madras Prof breaks the glass ceiling > > Innonano featured - the water filter Amrit,installed in 750 locations, provides arsenic-free drinking water at a cost of less than 5 paise per litre....InnoNano leads the table in terms of innovation. It is a great example of how research in an academic institution like IITM can be commercialised and have an impact on the society. It is one of IITMIC's successful graduated companies....
15 July 2016 

Hon. Minister Shri Piyush Goyal's rendezvous with Green Building, Green Home & Green Transport at IIT Madras today 
 > 

Press Conference: Youtube | Speech at IITM: Youtube

‪‎Green Technology‬ built at IIT Madras & by ‪‎Startups‬ incubated at IITMIC and RTBI:  Cygni Energy, Swadha Energies, Intellizon, Zazen



The New Indian Express
Deccan Chronicle

13 July 2016  
IIT-M student's underwater robot 'Duli' catches attention of DRDO 
> 
India's First bio-inspired underwater robot
 >  
A joint initiative by student and faculty at IIT Madras

Image: The robotic fish ‘Duli’ (means turtle in Sanskrit) has biologically inspired caudal (tail) fin and conventional rotary thrusters.

The Hindu 
12 July 2016  
Bridging the gap one language at a time > 

Umesh Sachdev, cofounder CEO, was named one of the 10 Millennials Who Are Changing the World by TIME magazine this year. The Chennai-based entrepreneur talks on his software Uniphore
Live Mint
12 July 2016 
Keeping an eye on the plotline > An authored article by Jessica Seddon, cofounder MD of Okapi Research & Advisory, an IITMIC startup
The Hindu Business Line
11 July 2016 
Simulating processes to help industries skill-up > Skillveri Training offers welding simulator and readying one for painters
The Hindu Business Line
27 June 2016 
Lending start-ups a hand beyond equity > InnoVen Capital provides venture debt to VC backed startups
The Hindu Business Line
27 June 2016 
Re-using waste, earning dividends > Greenvironment featured, which monitors wastewater treatment systems in residential and commercial complexes  

Economic Times
24 June 2016  
Social entrepreneur Zubaida Bai bags UN honour for corporate sustainability initiative > RTBI incubated company Ayzh 's founder Zubaida Bai bags UN honour for corporate sustainability initiative
24 June 2016 IITMIC hosted Minister of State Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India Mr. Y. S.Chowdary >  
The Hindu Business Line
23 June 2016  
Uniphore finds its voice in speech analytics > Uniphore featured 
The Hindu Business Line
13 June 2016  
Making hay while the sun shines > Cygni Energy featured, which powers homes and businesses through solar energy
Firstpost
12 June 2016  
Creating a connect: Umesh Sachdev is helping people access phones in regional languages > Uniphore featured  
YourStory
06 June 2016 
Building an electric vehicle ecosystem in India: The challenges of 100 pc localisation > Ather Energy featured
Economic Times
05 June 2016  
With ingenious tech tweak, IIT-Madras seeks to brighten lives of 300 million power-starved Indians > Decentralized solar DC power: 'inverterless system' from IIT Madras
India Today
04 June 2016 
Startup India: 250 requests, 90 days, 1 picked >  Cygni Energy Pvt. Ltd. is the only ‪startup‬ sanctioned by DIPP under 'Startup India' scheme in the first meeting of Inter-Ministerial Board
Time
03 June 2016 
Award 
TIME Next Generation Leaders 2016 > Umesh Sachdev, cofounder CEO of Uniphore selected in Top 10 'Next Generation Leaders' from around the world by TIME magazine

The News Minute
01 June 2016  

From safety pendant to smart cane: 
A few out-of-the-box IIT innovations that are making lives simpler 
>  Ather Energy featured 





The Hindu Business Line
30 May 2016 
Cementing the gap in construction management >  Feature on Nadhi Information builds enterprise planning software for construction industry
Digit
30 May 2016 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella refers to the online doc verification system of IITMIC startup‬ Myeasydocs at Tech for India, Bangalore > Link to video
The Wire
30 May 2016   
Why Academic Startups in India Have it Trickier Than Most >  Innonano (a nanotechnology-based water-purification ‪‎startup‬ founded by Prof T. Pradeep), which has recently raised $18 million in VC funding & hope to expand the company’s operations to Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. This is one of the highest investments that tech startups in India have seen of late, especially in a non-IT field.

TOI
26 May 2016  
Incubated by Ideas > a feature on startups LemaLabs & InnoNano (recently raised $18M funding), and IITMIC
Times Of India
19 May 2016 
Rough terrain for oil & gas startups trying to strike black gold, bag clients > IITMIC companies Planys Technologies, Dhvani and Detect Technologies carves a niche in the Oil & Gas Industry with the support of academia at IITM
Hindustan Times
19 May 2016  
Adding a new chapter: IITs and IIMs help launch manufacturing startups >  IITMIC featured
Economic Times
17 May 2016  
Product startups are reinventing approach to work, by allowing engineers to experiment > Ather Energy and Swadha Energies featured

Entrepreneur India
14 May 2016
Can startups turn the tide > Planys Technologies featured
CIOL
14 May 2016  
Product entrepreneurs take note > Ather Energy featured
The Hindu Business Line
12 May 2016   
Our early buyers will be tech enthusiasts >  India’s first smart and connected scooter, S340, will hit the roads soon. In an interview with Business Line, Tarun Mehta, cofounder and CEO of Ather Energy which makes these vehicles, shares the company's vision. 
Economic Times
10 May 2016   
Government plans much-needed push for technology incubation centres > Unilumen (fibre lasers in opthalomology surgery) featured  

Ecoideaz
10 May 2016  
IIT Madras Innovates Eco-Friendly Low-Cost Houses  > The IITM team has successfully built a housing unit in the campus, which was constructed within a month using pre-fabricated ‘Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum’ (GFRG )panels made from waste gypsum. Video Link
LiveMint
10 May 2016 
InnoNano raises $18 million funding from NanoHoldings, an energy and water investment specialist firm in US >  IITMIC incubated company InnoNano (nanotech based water purification company for arsenic removal)
Times Of India
9 May 2016 
https://sites.google.com/site/incubationiitm/news/TOI_Planys_9May2016.jpgDriving technology to depths of the oceans > Planys Technologies featured 
TechInAsia
4 May 2016   
India hasn’t found its own Tesla. Ather Energy offers a two-wheeled solution > Ather’s production factory in Bangalore goes online at the end of the year, with the ability to churn out 60 units every day. He expects to ship the first scooter within the first two months of 2017
VCCirle
2 May 2016 
Airwood raises an undisclosed amount in seed funding from StartupXseed Ventures LLP (backed by former Infosys board members V Balakrishnan and TV Mohandas Pai, Manipal Group scion Ranjan Pai and others) >
The Hindu Business Line 
2 May 2016  
IIT Madras all set to score a centum > the premier institute is quietly marching towards incubating 100 ‪startups‬
TechInAsia
2 May 2016 
6 rising startups in India > Airwood mentioned
Harvard Business Review 
2 May 2016 
Industry-Academic Partnerships Can Solve Bigger Problems > MD of Saint-Gobain Research India, speaks about the success of academia partnership with IITM in the Harvard business review
The Week 
1 May 2016  




"Safety points - Startups are cool. But hype often hides the pitfalls"
 >

Co-authored by Faculty in-charge of Entrepreneurship Cell IITM and CEO of IITMIC





Economic Times
29 Apr 2016   
DocsApp raises $1.2M (INR 8 crore) from Facebook's early investors & IITM alumni Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan & Japanese venture capital firm Rebright Partners >  IITMIC presents budding entrepreneurs in its fold to the vast alumni network of the college, a key contributor to the Facebook investors getting to know about added kannan >
  
The Hindu Business Line 
20 Apr 2016  
Tech enabling the differently-abled > Enability featured: iGest launched, is priced at Rs 3000


The Better India 
19 Apr 2016  
A roundup of 10 most Interesting innovations from the genius pool of IITians > Ather Energy featured
Founder Institute
18 Apr 2016  
The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models > What Are The Pros & Cons of Each ‪Startup‬ Business Model? Here's the breakdown
The Hindu Business Line 
18 Apr 2016 
This R2D2 can get you up and keep going > From light-weight prosthetics to a standing wheelchair, the IITM lab develops affordable assistive devices for the disabled 
Good read.. Y Combinator's Success > created along the lines of the Placement portal and students as well as companies register on this portal 
  The IIT Madras Internship Portal (www.internship.iitm.ac.in)  - created along the lines of the Placement portal and students as well as companies register on this portal
The Hindu Business Line 
8 Apr 2016  
How GUMPS spots pipeline leaks > Detect Technologies featured
Blog  
7 Apr 2016 
The Optimal Seed Round Strategy - Timing And Size > The larger the seed investment, the greater the odds that a startup will successfully raise Series A funding. ....
Economic Times  
5 Apr 2016  
Government ranks IIT-Madras among top education institutions > IIT-Madras ranked #1 under Indian Rankings 2016 under Engineering category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, GoI
Gadgets 360
4 April 2016   
This Indian App Is Giving the Differently-Abled a Voice > RTBI incubated company Invention Lab featured
TOI  
4 Apr 2016 
The S-files: Detecting leaks in gas pipes for the biggies > Detect Technologies featured. ...have developed guided ultrasonic sensors & drones that help detect cracks up to a distance of 60 metres and withstand high temperatures of 250 degrees 
Inc42.com  
4 Apr 2016  
Ministry Of Shipping And Invest India Announce Finalists Of MIS 2016 - DP Prize Startup Contest > Planys Technologies is one of the finalists (Top 5)
Business World  
31 Mar 2016 
India Is A Very Competitive Market > Global CEO of Saint-Gobain talks about the company's newly launched R&D unit in India (at IIT Madras Research Park) 
TOI  
30 Mar 2016 
Fitness trackers give voice to speechless > Enability's iGest featured. ...used the accelerometer sensor to develop a gesture-to-speech device that can help individuals with motor impairment independently communicate. 
Event IITMIC sponsors E-Summit 2016, held by IITM's Entrepreneurship Cell: 1-3 April
TOI - Award
19 Mar 2016 
IIT Madras-incubated Nadhi Technologies gets CIDC Vishwakarma award > Its flagship product, nPulse, an analytics-based & mobile-enabled decision support solution, facilitates collaboration among all the stakeholders, including the project owner, project management consultants (PMC), design consultants, general contractor, and sub-contractors. nPulse solution has been deployed in multiple sectors including power plants, roads, bridges, and commercial and residential real estate on projects worth an aggregate value of over Rs 35,000 crore

Business Line on Campus
29 Mar 2016 

"Pumped up about Gumps" (ultrasonic monitoring of pipe systems) 
> 

Detect Technologies
 featured 





CB Insights 
24 Mar 2016  
56 Startups Making Cities Smarter Across Traffic, Waste, Energy, Water Usage, and More > Ather Energy is one of the top 55 companies listed. 'The Internet of Things is helping cities improve everything from traffic data, weather, and parking to water usage and waste management'
Economic Times  
23 Mar 2016  
Ola acquires Qarth Technologies > RTBI incubatee Qarth which runs a mobile payments app called X-Pay, is the second investment in the mobile payment space.  
Award
22 Mar 2016 
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards 2016: DeTect Technologies wins 2nd place out of 100 startups nationwide. Daniel Raj David, IITM Dual Degree student & cofounder of Detect, wins a cash reward of Rs 25,000
The Hindu Business Line 
21 Mar 2016 
A ‘ROVer’ of a different kind, this > Planys Technologies, cofounders and debutant product: 'Mike' underwater robot for immersed structure inspection featured 
The Hindu Business Line 
7 and 21 Mar 2016  
IITMIC alumni Mentors (IITMEF) featured:  S Gopal > and Dr Srikanth Rajan >  

The New Indian Express 
21 Mar 2016  
Now, a Healthcare Platform to Consult a Doctor on the Go > DocsApp featured
The New Indian Express 
19 Mar 2016  
IITM's iGest to Speak for People with Disability > Enability featured 
Award
18 Mar 2016 
IITMIC's co-chairman & Faculty-in-charge, Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala has been chosen for conferment of the Eminent Engineer Award 2016 under the Research and Consultancy category by the Engineering Council of India
IIFL
17 Mar 2016 
Tarun Mehta, Co-Founder CEO, Ather Energy speaks about predictive analysis, technological disruptions and how really powerful the electric scooter S340 is likely to be >
Dinakaran Tamil Daily 
16 Mar 2016 
A 3-page special feature by regional press on Planys Technologies











Award
16 Mar 2016  

IITMIC incubatee 
Enabiliy wins the Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award 2015 instituted by IIT-Kharagpur for iGest, an intelligent gesture recognition device for persons with motor and speech impairments


Award
TOI Mar 2016   
Kalyan Vaidyanathan, founder CEO of incubated company Nadhi Information Technologies wins 'Vishwakarma award' by Construction Industry Development Council for 2016 >
The New Indian Express 
13 Mar 2016 
Time for Check-up? Try Start-up App for 'Direct' Doctor's Consultation >  ...The brain child of two IIT Madras alumni Satish Kannan and Enbasekar D, DocsApp was incubated at IITMIC in 2013, and now graduated. The app that started operations in April 2015 has been downloaded by 60,000 people so far. DocsApp USP: 
1. Say no to Appointment, Travel and Waiting for doctor consultation.
2. 500 MD doctors just a click away.
3. Apart from consultations, patients can also get diagnostic tests done at home. Round 2,500 labs are integrated.
4. All you have to do is type your health problem in any Indian language and the DocsApp will get you a doctor for chat or call within 30 minutes.
5. Also, book medicines using app and avail 10 percent discount.

liveMint  
10 Mar 2016  - Award
India’s top innovators under 35 > Umesh Sachdev, co-founder CEO, Uniphore (IITM-RTBI incubated company) becomes one of top 8 innovators in India under 35 in 2016
techcircle.in  
08 Mar 2016 
Which sectors will PE-VC firms focus on in 2016? Read VCCircle PE-VC Outlook Survey 2016 > 
TOI  
04 Mar 2016 
Use Nanotechnology to help people > Prof T Pradeep, founder of IITM startup Innonano featured (facebook 
Inc42
3 Mar 2016  
Meet the 30 Fintech Startups shortlisted by HDFC Bank for Digital Innovation Summit >  Online document authentication tech company Myeasydocs makes to the list 
YourStory
3 Mar 2016 
From an IoT device to automated refrigerators, this startup builds innovative products for large corporations > RTBI incubatee, Growtech featured. Company is providing end-to-end solution to on several projects for its clients, such as developing a 100-litre refrigerator, patented water/oxygen bottle that dispenses water and oxygen separately and is useful for activities like mountain climbing, IoT-enabled wearable device for measuring indoor air pollution and a smart inhaler for asthma patients...

DTnext  
27 Feb 2016 
In future, highest number of jobs will be in robotics > Lema Labs' Kaizen program featured  
TOI  
27 Feb 2016  
IITM working on replacing diesel engines with CNG > IITM Incubation Cell featured. http://on.fb.me/1oPTjSk 
Economic Times  
24 Feb 2016  
IITM survey shows increase in preference to work in India > 


YourStory
23 Feb 2016 
Ather Energy unveils first ‘Made in India’ smart electric scooter 'ATHER S340' > Congratulations & best wishes to @Ather Energy- a proud moment for IITMIC and IITM

Economic Times 
13 Feb 2016
IIT-Madras allows professors to take sabbaticals to focus on their startups  > Prof Balaji, faculty & founder of Unilumen Photonics featured: At IITM, sabbatical from academics no more just means taking a one-year time off to go to another university or a research organisation

9 Feb 2016   Institute Lecture delivered by Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala at SAC, IIT Madras: Youtube video Title: "How does India get 50% of its electrical power from solar by 2030? Can we convert our vehicles to Electrical Vehicles by then!"
Economic Times 
4 Feb 2016 
Joint Ventures by students and faculty members on the rise at IIT-Madras > Faculty & student/alumni cofounders of Planys Technologies & Detect Tech featured. "IIT Madras has so far incubated 7 startups that have been founded jointly by faculty and their students. 28 of the 95 tech startups incubated at the Institute have faculty members as founders or minority shareholders"
YourStory
3 Feb 2016 
The story behind India’s first smart electric scooter > Ather Energy is set to launch their smart electric scooter (Ather S340) soon. Already backed by IIT Madras, Flipkart founders, Tiger Global, Ather is set to invest Rs 25 crores by 2016 to kickstart the manufacturing of the S340. 
Rediff.com
02 Feb 2016  

The Man Who Launched 100 Start Ups  > 


The New Indian Express 
01 Feb 2016 
 
Bots under the blue sky > IITMIC incubatee Planys Technologies featured
Planys Technology Brings Underwater ROV to India Marine Inspection > 
Hindustan Times 
01 Feb 2016 
No Facebook yet, but campus startups thrive in India > IITMIC incubatees Clozerr & Detect Technologies (founded by current students & alumni of IITM) featured
The New Indian Express 
29 Jan 2016 
Business Buzz at IIT Madras Research Park > Incubation space to expand 3 fold in Phase II: 100k sq ft dedicated for incubators and startups
Economic Times 
28 Jan 2016 
Govin Capital to mentor & invest in Biotech & Med-Tech startups from IIT Madras > IITMIC & Govin Capital (a Singapore based VC firm) sign an MoU 
16 Jan 2016 
Live Telecast on YouTube,
DD, NDTV
IITM Research Park & startups incubated @IITMIC @RTBI interact LIVE with Hon. Prime Minister at the Launch of Startup India: watch from 1.05.25

YourStory
12 Jan 2016 
Small town boy from Tamil Nadu starts vernacular platform GUVI for IT learning > RTBI incubatee GUVI featured 


TOI  
9 Jan 2016  
'Start Up India' a big draw, 1L vie for 1500 passes > 
The Financial Express 
3 Jan 2016 
E-way to the future > Ather Energy featured



From left to right: Design of Ather S340 smart e-scooter, Founders of Clozerr & Detect, underwater rover 'Mike' from Planys Technologies, Cofounders of Ather Energy


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