CIE-IIITH & Headstart Hyderabad Inks MoU with MUST Research for AI Product Development Bootcamp

Hyderabad: 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.

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.