About Us

AIC-IIITH FOUNDATION is a Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013. It was established in December 2018 by IIIT-Hyderabad in collaboration with Surge Impact Foundation as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Atal Innovation Center for tech-based social enterprises and is supported by the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India.

 

IIIT-Hyderabad is a research university focused on information technology. Organized as a set of research centers, IIITH  is widely regarded as a leading institution for computer science research in the country. Applied research is a major focus for the institute, with an active initiative around research-led innovation through its Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). CIE runs one of the largest academic startup incubation endeavors in India started in 2008 with initial funding from  DST and MeitY. In 2018 started the MEDTEC Bionest with support from BIRAC. CIE also has a thrust on seeding new startups based on research through the Product Labs of the institute. And now in 2019,  with support from Niti Ayog, started the AIC-IIITH to create a new incubator focused on startups leveraging technology to create social impact.

 

Our vision:

 

“Catalyzing Sustainable Development Goals using technology to become a thought leader in the space of technology for social impact”

By executing on our vision, we aim to:

Validate prototypes and business models to help move India ahead in achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Help start-up founders design an investable and scalable venture.

Be counted as one of the top tech-for-social-impact incubators in India

aic research and innovation

Management

Ramesh Loganathan
Ramesh Loganathan
Director
Dr. Vasudeva Varma
Dr. Vasudeva Varma
Director
Rajkumar Janagam
Rajkumar Janagam
CEO

Our Team

Ravi Sarkunan
Ravi Sarkunan
Chief Innovation Officer
Abdul Mujeeb Shaik
Abdul Mujeeb Shaik
Community Manager
Lakshmi Maneesha Mellacheruvu
Lakshmi Maneesha Mellacheruvu
Finance Manager
Rinkesh Dharod
Rinkesh Dharod
Knowledge Manager