The start-ups which are shortlisted for the DeepTech Arcade include Healthkon, Mapmygenome, NanoHealth, Teric.ai, Kenyt.ai, minto.ai and Virtual Raasta
T-Hub, India’s largest incubator for start-ups, in collaboration with Ambuja Neotia, announced the launch of DeepTech Arcade, which will help Ambuja Neotia getting access to the innovative start-ups in the field of new and emerging technologies that are scouted by T-Hub.
The programme is designed for corporates and start -ups to explore possible partnerships. The focus of this edition will be on technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning, computer vision, cognitive, natural language processing (NLP). In addition, it will help corporates in scouting for solutions in across various domains including real estate, sports, healthcare, education, entertainment, cleantech, fintech, hospitality, smart utilities and Internet of Things (IoT).
In addition to Ambuja Neotia, organisations like Bharat Dynamics Limited, ICRISAT, Intel, TREDA, NPCI, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Qualcomm, UST Global, DBS, HDFC Bank, Stanley Black and Decker, Salesforce, Honeywell, Capgemini, Invesco and RBL Bank assessed the start-ups at the arcade. These organisations will select the start-ups for partnerships, licencing and buying out their products or onboarding them as vendors.
Shift in R&D activities
Speaking at the event, Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary – IT and Industries Department, government of Telangana, said, “For a long time, India was seen as service provider country and lot of people in the US call us cyber coolies. They used to feel that we are not good at developing products.”
“But in the last few years, we are seeing a surge in research and development (R&D) initiatives either through corporates or through start-ups in India in general and in Telangana in particular. T-Hub has large number of start-ups in the DeepTech space and IIIT-Hyderabad is the pioneer in this space,” Ranjan said.
Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-Hub, said, “Through programmes like DeepTech Arcade, we provide platform for industry, start-ups and other stakeholders to converge around a specific area. The programme today brought over 35 corporates and 40 start-ups together to evaluate respective collaborations.”
The start-ups which are shortlisted for the arcade include Healthkon, Mapmygenome, NanoHealth, Teric.ai, Kenyt.ai, minto.ai and Virtual Raasta, among others.