- Ashoka Innovazi Inc.
- Institute Innovation Council
- Industry Advisory Council
- Networking Partners
- Start-ups at A-Hub
- Entrepreneurship Development Cell
- Events and Activities
Ashoka Innovazi Inc. is the Technology Business Incubator of the Ashoka Group of Institutions which is registered as Section-8 Company (non-profit) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. It provides the world-class infrastructure in the form of co-working space and makers’ lab first-of-its-kind in India along with incubation and acceleration programs for mentoring, networking and investment facilitation.
To produce sustainable start-ups that can leverage innovation from lab-to-market for the socio-economic change in society.
- To continuously motivate the student community to consider entrepreneurship as a career option
- To foster entrepreneurial ecosystem among the students of Ashoka Group and other institutions around the region
- To provide education and access to knowledge, mentoring, networking, financing and facility-based services to start-ups
Dr. Hafeez Basha, Ph. D (Japan)
Director – Ashoka Innovazi Inc.
Dr. R. Hafeez Basha is Panel Member, Smart India Hackathon 2020 by the Ministry of Education, Government of India; Advisor / Expert at Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Startup Mentor at Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC), Development Commissionerate, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME); Mentor-of-Change, NITI-Aayog. He was earlier Social Entrepreneurship Consultant at SOPAR-Bala Vikasa, Canada where he was instrumental in partnering it with Prime Minister’s India-Israel Innovation bridge program organized by NITI-Aayog. He delivered Workshops on Social Entrepreneurship for Women at Telangana Government Colleges in Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities with funding from the office of US Consulate General, Hyderabad.
He was Waste-to-Energy Consultant at Peepal Renewables Pvt. Ltd. where he deployed biogas plants around 25,000+ in Adilabad, Telangana and Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh with CSR funding from France based TOTAL Gas and Energy Ltd. He is also Career Counsellor for higher education abroad and promotes the Government Scholarships and free education programs of French and Japanese Universities through their Embassies. He visited 13+ countries with full funding, delivered guest lectures at 65+ Institutions in India and abroad including BITS Pilani and NITs. He is Editor and Reviewer at various Elsevier and Springer Journals as well as Technical Chair for IEEE Conferences. He served as IEEE Branch Chairman & later as IEEE Branch Counsellor. He is also two times recipient of “Young Scientist Award” in 2009 and 2014 respectively at India and Nepal.
Dr. Hafeez Basha founded Cafet-Innova Technical Society in 2007 to motivate students towards R&D and support them with resources. It benefitted 1,600+ Research Scholars publish papers in Journals, obtain their Ph. Ds and later pursue their scientific careers. He later started BRCORP in 2011 catering to requirements of educational institutions in establishing Centers-of-Excellence through Industry-Academia collaborations. In 2018 he started STATION-H as Incubation, Acceleration and Co-working services for Start-ups that helps colleges manage their E-Cells & set-up Incubation Centers by pursuing Government Schemes and CSR Funds. He was also awarded Young Entrepreneur Award by National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED-India) in 2015.
Dr. Hafeez Basha started working while pursuing his Bachelors as Research Engineer Trainee at Pentagram Research Center Pvt. Ltd. and began his actual career at Satyam Computers (now Tech Mahindra) as Geographical Information System Engineer in 2007 then worked at Thomson Reuters as Research Analyst (Patents). He later switched to academics and stayed at Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Guntur as Assistant Professor. After completing his Ph. D he was Dean R&D at Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology. Presently he is Director – Incubation Center, Industry Interface and Foreign Relations at Ashoka Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
Dr. Hafeez Basha did his Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) in 2007, Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur in 2009 with sponsorship from Thomson Reuters, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Advanced Technology / Renewable Energy from Kumamoto University, Japan supported by MEXT scholarship of the Japanese Government. He was also presented Dean’s Award for Research Excellence during the convocation in 2016. He later did his Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS).
The Ashoka Institute of Engineering and Technology was selected by the Ministry of Education (MoE) earlier Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India to establish the Institute Innovation Council (IIC) under the MoE Innovation Cell (MIC) in 2018.
The following is the committee constituted based on the first council meeting:
|S.No.||Name||Designation||Roles & Responsibility|
|1||Dr. M. Sreedhar Reddy||Principal||Head of the Institution|
|2||Dr. R. Hafeez Basha||Director – A Hub||IIC President|
|3||Dr. Hasan Zakir Jafri||Associate Professor (Mech Department)||IIC Vice President, Innovation Activity & NIRF Coordinator|
|4||Dr. Shubham Tayal||Associate Professor|
|IIC Convener, Internship Activity & ARIIA Coordinator|
|5||Mr. Nowshad Ali||Assistant Professor (CSE Department)||Member & Start-up Activity Coordinator|
|6||Mr. Syed Umar||Assistant Professor (EEE Department)||Member & IPR Activity Coordinator|
|7||Ms. K. Aparna||Assistant Professor (Civil Department)||Member & Social Media Coordinator|
|1||Dr. Mihir K. Parial||Director||NSTI, MSDE, Govt. of India|
|2||Dr. Sanjeev Chaturvedi||Director (Retd.)||NI-MSME, Govt. of India|
|3||Prof. Aynampudi Subba Rao||Director (Retd.)||MS&T, Govt, of India|
|4||Dr. B. Prasada Rao, IPS Retd.||DGP (Ex.)||Govt. of Andhra Pradesh|
|5||Dr. Subir Kumar Chaudhuri||Director (Retd.)||RCI, Ministry of Defence|
|6||Prof. K. Laxminarayana||Director (Retd.)||DLRL, Ministry of Defence|
|7||Dr. Sriram Birudavolu||CEO – CCoE||DSCI, NASSCOM|
|8||Mr. Rama Iyer||CIO||T-Hub, Govt. of Telangana|
|9||Mr. Syed Shawket Hussain||Joint Director (Ex.)||ITE&C Dept., Govt. of Telangana|
|10||Prof. Mohd. Akbar Ansari||Chairman (Ex.)||L-Incubator, IIM Lucknow|
|11||Prof. Ramesh Loganathan||Director||AIC IIIT Hyderabad (NITI-Aayog)|
|12||Dr. Juhee Ahmed||CEO||D-Labs, ISB-Hyderabad|
|13||Dr. Shantha Thoutam||OSD – Textiles||Govt. of Telangana|
|14||Dr. P. Radhakrishnan||CGM (Retd.)||NABARD Telangana|
|15||Dr. Zahoorullah S. MD||CIO||AIC- ALEAP WE-Hub (NITI-Aayog)|
|16||Mr. Pankaj Diwan||CEO||IDEALABS|
|17||Mr. Meraj Faheem||CEO||EdVenture Park|
|18||Mr. Prabir Mishra||Founder||SAATRA Capital Advisory LLP|
|19||Mr. Amit Kapoor||Associate Director||Cigniti Technologies Ltd.|
|20||Ms. Annie Vijaya||Program Manager||Telangana State Innovation Cell|
|21||Mr. Rajkishan Ganta||Co-Founder||RR GTM Ventures Pvt. Ltd.|
|22||Mr. Vijay Kumar Machcha||Lead – CSR / BSR||SOPAR Bala-Vikasa, Canada|
|23||Ms. Amatullah Hadiqua Lateefi||Director||Launchers Lab|
|24||Ms. Sailaja Sarvepalli||IP Attorney||Sailaja Sarvepalli & Co.|
|25||Mr. Abdul Mujeeb||Manager||AIC IIIT Hyderabad (NITI-Aayog)|
Name of the Startup: KAANTHI
Year of Establishment: 2018
Business Category: Electrical Safety, Education and Awareness
Founder / Co-Founders: Mr. ISV Satya Kedar (EEE), Mr. Sai Charan (EEE), Ms. Ravva Pravalika (EEE), Mr. Jigiri Prashanth (EEE).
Description: Kaanthi is a social enterprise that promotes electrical safety education and awareness among the rural population of Telangana and neighboring states. They have also designed and developed certain electrical safety equipment that can be used extensively by farmers for their routine agricultural activities. They got funded by SOPAR-Bala Vikasa Social Service Society, Water and Livelihoods Foundation, and IEEE SIGHT.
Name of the Startup: ROBOGYAAN
Year of Establishment: 2018
Business Category: Software Company, Training Institute
Founder / Co-Founders: Mr. Sitaram Tallam (Mech), Mr. Saandeep (ECE), Mr. S. Pavan (CSE), Ms. Vinitha (ECE), Ms. Hima (CSE).
Description: Robogyaan is fascinated towards niche technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), etc. It is conducting training programs at Atal Tinkering Labs, NITI-Aayog across various schools in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They got recognized by the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and also financially supported by the North America Telugu Society (NATS).
Name of the Startup: X-PARK
Year of Establishment: 2019
Business Category: Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, and Web Development
Founder / Co-Founders: Mr. Y. Pavan Krishna (CSE), Mr. B. Rakesh (EEE)
Ms. D. Rashmita (CSE), Mr. N. Naveen Kumar (CSE), Mr. I. Uday Kiran (CSE).
Description: X-Park is managing the entire digital marketing, social media promotions, and graphic design services of Ashoka Institutions. They are also offering logo design, website, and e-commerce portal development to other start-ups and companies at competitive pricing.
Name of the Startup: SAMPRADAYA
Year of Establishment: 2019
Business Category: Traditional and Cultural Arts, Women Accessories.
Founder / Co-Founders: Ms. Sreenidhi Srungram (EEE), Ms. Jhansi Silveru (EEE).
Description: Sampradaya was started considering imbibing Indian culture and tradition among today’s youth especially women. They make customized essentials needed for any festival, occasion, and function with cultural significance. They also prepare fashion wear for women incorporating traditional art. Presently they are training the women to prepare such things at home during their free time which can fetch some revenues.
Ashoka Institute of Engineering and Technology is having an active Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) which is entirely managed by students without any interference from faculty members.
The following is the present managing committee for AY 2020-2021:
|S. No.||Name of Student||Affiliation||Role|
|1||Mr. G. Manoj||B. Tech IV/IV (CSE)||President|
|2||Mr. B. Deepak||B. Tech III/IV (ECE)||Vice President – I|
|3||Ms. B. Pranava Sree||B. Tech III/IV (ECE)||Vice President – II|
|4||Mr. B. Rohit||B. Tech III/IV (Mechanical)||Treasurer|
|5||Ms. K. Mounika||B. Tech III/IV (ECE)||Secretary|
|6||Ms. G. Shivani||B. Tech III/IV (CSE)||Joint Secretary – I|
|7||Ms. R. Sahithi||B. Tech III/IV (CSE)||Joint Secretary – II|
|8||Mr. K. Dasaratham||B. Tech IV/IV (Civil)||Coordinator – Events & Activities|
|9||Mr. M. Ravi Teja||B. Tech III/IV (ECE)||Coordinator – Memberships|
|10||Mr. P. Sai Teja||B. Tech III/IV (CSE)||Coordinator – Industry Interface|
|11||Mr. S. Sainath||B. Tech III/IV (CSE)||Coordinator – R&D|
|12||Mr. Y. Nitish Sai||B. Tech III/IV (CSE)||Coordinator – Policies & Grievances|
|13||Mr. P. Dinesh||B. Tech II/IV (ECE)||Coordinator – Planning|
|14||Ms. J. Sai Vineesha||B. Tech II/IV (CSE)||Coordinator – Marketing & Publicity|
|15||Ms. V. Srilatha||B. Tech II/IV (ECE)||Coordinator – Publications|
|16||Ms. S. Shalini||B. Tech III/IV (EEE)||Member|
|17||Mr. D. Chandrashekar||B. Tech III/IV (CSE)||Member|
|18||Mr. Sai Kiran||B. Tech III/IV (CSE)||Member|
|19||Ms. A. Sangeetha||B. Tech II/IV (EEE)||Member|
|20||Mr. M. Anvesh||B. Tech II/IV (ECE)||Member|
|21||Ms. C. Alekhya||B. Tech II/IV (CSE)||Member|
|22||Ms. M. Yeshashwini||B. Tech II/IV (CSE)||Member|
|23||Mr. B. Shiva Chandu||B. Tech II/IV (Civil)||Member|
|24||Mr. S. Prathijeet||B. Tech II/IV (CSE)||Member|
|25||Mr. B. John Joseph||B. Tech II/IV (Mechanical)||Member|
|26||Mr. M. Vishnu Teja||B. Tech II/IV (Mechanical)||Member|
|27||Mr. P. Pavan Kumar||B. Tech II/IV (CSE)||Member|
|28||Mr. B. Vinay||B. Tech II/IV (Mechanical)||Member|
|29||Mr. B. Anil||B. Tech II/IV (Mechanical)||Member|
1) DST-NIMAT 3-Days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (13-15 February 2020)
2) DST-NIMAT 3-Days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (01-03 November 2019)
3) A-Hub Hackathon (Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition) (30-31 August 2019)
4)DST-NIMAT 3-Days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (14-16 February 2019)