• The MoU signed by the 3 parties will be a long-term association between CIE-IIITH, Headtstart & MUST Research
  • Under the MoU, the parties will facilitate an AI Product Development Bootcamp, every month starting from Feb 2021
  • Will provide students, young entrepreneurs, IT professionals hands-on experience on building AI products

CIE-IIITH, one of the largest and oldest deeptech academic incubators in India along with Headstart Network (Hyderabad Chapter), known for its Startup Saturdays and programs supporting early stage startups, signed an MoU with MUST Research for running AI Product Development Bootcamp.

Through this association, the 3 parties will collaborate to organize and run a 5-day bootcamp every month starting from February 2021, which will help early stage startups, students and IT Professionals to get hands on experience in developing AI Products. MUST research mainly focuses on advanced research on cutting-edge technologies like structured data analysis and modeling, text mining & NLP etc. The association will bring together ideas and hands on mentoring from the 3 parties and help the participants in building AI Products, which eventually will get incubated at CIE-IIIT Hyderabad.

As part of the program every month, each cohort will accommodate upto 20 teams (3 members in each). The 5-day bootcamp will focus building AI products in sectors like Healthcare, Retail, Education, Transportation & Smart Cities. It will help candidates with data science & analytics, ML algorithms, Ideation & implementation.

L to R - Prof Ramesh Loganathan, Joy Mustafa & Anubhav Tiwari

Commenting on the program Prof. Ramesh Loganathan (COO, CIE-IIITH) said, “There is a need of such bootcamps which give a broad view to next gen entrepreneurs and fresh graduates about AI and help them with hands-on experience in working around the same."

"Since our inception in 2007, we have been supporting early stage startups through our various initiatives such as Startup Saturday, Headstart Mentor etc. This bootcamp will help us support startups in a more structured way," said Anubhav Tiwari, City Lead, Headtstart Network (Hyderabad Chapter)

"Partnering with Headstart and CIE-IIITH will help us reach the right audience and with the incubation support many such products ideas coming out of the bootcamps can eventually convert into a startup with the help of CIE and Headstart" said Joy Mustafi, Founder, MUST Research.

About CIE-IIITH: Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, also known as CIE-IIITH is a DST approved incubator operational since 2008. CIE-IIITH has so far supported around 200+ startups and has seed- funded 30 startups. CIE-IIITH was also instrumental being the kiln of the initiatives that culminated into the foundation of T-Hub. Along with developments in AVISHKAR, CIE-IIITH is also focusing on turning a new leaf in terms of infrastructure facilities, programs and startup engagements focusing towards building a deep tech startup ecosystem. New working spaces are launched, seed funding programmes, structured workshops and mentoring opportunities and technology transfer facilitation are also being deployed now. Visit https://cie.iiit.ac.in for more details.

About IIIT-Hyderabad: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research that has a greater social impact. Some of its research domains include Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Education Technologies, Power Systems, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.

Website: www.iiit.ac.in

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