IITH organized the 24th National Conference on Communications (NCC) 2018 from Feb 25 to 28. The NCC is the flagship conference of India in the area of Communications, Signal Processing and
Networks. It has been organised every year, starting from the year 1995, by the Joint Telematics Group (JTG) of the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science.
A special joint session on 5G Initiatives and Telecom Standardisation in India had also been organised by the Department of Telecom (DoT), and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI). DoT Special Secretary N Sivasailam addressed a joint session.
IITH-CfHE Start up Company Nemo Care Received the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant for the smart neonatal monitoring device. The aim of the device is to reduce the increasing load on nurses to physically monitor and provide quality neonatal care for the new borns. The device is an interface between the system that collects the data and the nursing station. The device allows the nurses to centrally monitor multiple babies through single interface.
BeAble Health Pvt Ltd is a spinoff from the Fellowship in Healthcare Entrepreneurship at the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) IIT Hyderabad. BeAble Health is currently incubated at CfHE-IIT Hyderabad. The company had won the BIRAC BIG grant for the Neurorehabilitation device ARM ABLE. The product is aimed towards neuro-rehabilitation of stroke victims and motor rehabilitation of victims with upper motor deficit due to conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fracture, Frozen shoulder etc.
IIT Hyderabad-incubated Entrepreneur wins TiE-BIRAC Award for Women in Entrepreneurial Research. Ms. Pratyusha Pareddy is among the first batch to graduate from the Centre for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) at IIT Hyderabad.
IITH has launched the Fabless Chip Design Incubator (FabCI) for startups focusing on chip design.
FabCI is established with the support of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) and in partnership with Cadence Design Systems Inc. The facility will operate from IITH campus and will provide relevant infrastructure, hardware and software, and mentorship by pioneers in this field. While a dedicated facility for the incubator us being established on IITH campus, remote access to Cadence tools will be made available to enable semiconductor innovation and entrepreneurship irrespective of location.
IITH has started a tinkerer's laboratory for its student community to develop "do-it-yourself" projects driven by their own ideas. The Lab is being funded by Hemant Kanakia and his other batch mates from 1975 batch of IITB graduates. The laboratory is equipped with a wide variety of scientific instruments for the studetnts to experiment with idelas that are beyond their regular curriculum. The Tinkerer's lab will be fully managed and run by student volunteers who have a special knack for designing, developing, prototyping using materials and techniques. It will be a great platform for students to employ concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and hands-on experience for developing innovative solutions. We look forward to many new and interesting projects from this laboratory. The nature of projects can vary from simple ideas in the field of electronics, mechanical, computer science to complex ideas. There is as such no shortlisting process and the laboratory is open to all students of the institute, without any kind of filtering. Interested students only need to contact TL team for assistance. This laboratory will help students to utilize their unstructured time in making innovative projects, which will in turn help the student community of IIT, Hyderabad to grow.