Hypercat Incubator

Silicon Coast Foundation, the registered not for profit organization managing startup moksha, has signed agreement to manage hypercat incubator in India, with offices in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. Applications are being accepted on the website www.hypercat.in for the same.

About Flexeye:
Flexeye provides the software engine, tools and expertise needed for public and private sector organizations to collaborate and solve complex smart city and industrial challenges. Flexeye combines powerful analytics and compelling data visualization to provide real-time operational intelligence – helping cities to improve services, reduce costs and open up new revenue streams. More about Flexeye http://flexeye.com

According to Srini Chilukuri, MD, Flexeye IT Services – Flexeye leads several collaborative engagements and HYPERCAT (www.hypercat.io) has grown from a government backed program, with funding in excess of £8m, and which is driving interoperability in IoT. HyperCat is a non-profit organization, HyperCat is chaired by Lord Erroll, a cross-bench member of the House of Lords. HyperCat has signed the MOU between BSI and W3C to promote and become a Publicly Available Standard (PAS) for UK and International markets. HyperCat is a not for profit organization driving secure and interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) for industry and cities supported by more that 800 organisations. The HyperCat Consortium, co-funded by InnovateUK, is developing an IoT standard on interoperability and proving its capabilities through the innovation of technological solutions. HyperCat is managed by Flexeye and supported by an Advisory Board.

Flexeye runs three HyperCat initiatives as Academy, Incubator and Accelerator. Academy is focused on the colleges and universities in generating the resources for execution of IOT and Smart City requirements and Incubator is focused in supporting and bringing in the IOT focused startups to the market, expertise level mentoring, international collaborations with the organizations in the same vertical, funding and opportunities for the best companies to showcase their capabilities to the world on a HyperCat platform – HyperSpace and HyperCat Summits.

Accelerator is for much bigger companies where they work towards resolving the real-time problems for the society and bringing in the solutions to the market for better living. The HyperCat accelerator will also consider approaches to financing, governance and procurement across these areas.

The leading technology, engineering and services companies (BT, Cisco, Symantec, KPMG LLP, Flexeye and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff) have entered into a Teaming Agreement. The purpose of this teaming between leading technology, engineering and services companies is to agree a core set of principles by which they can cooperate and use the key capabilities and competencies each party brings to help accelerate the adoption of smart city services and provide potential revenue for the members through the delivery of technology, engineering and services. The companies will work together to identify, target, develop and deliver these services for clients wishing to deploy and exploit Smart technologies in new and existing infrastructure projects.

HyperCat, with Flexeye as a lead partner, is focused on making data from connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices discoverable, searchable and addressable. This addresses two of the central challenges of the rapidly evolving Internet of Things: firstly, how to find relevant and trustworthy data from connected “things”; and secondly how to make it easier for those things to talk to each other. It has a strong set of backers including Innovate UK, the Mayor of London’s Office, the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, BT, Cisco, Flexeye, KPMG, Symantec and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, launched OPDC in April 2015 to drive forward future regeneration of the site linked to the construction of a vast High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail Station and deliver up to 25,500 homes and 65,000 jobs.

A strong and commercially viable pipeline of opportunity will be identified in order to close early adopters of jointly defined blueprint solutions and services, with the first engagement planned to be the OPDC (Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation) in London which is Europe’s largest regeneration project. Old Oak includes a new £10bn GDV transport super hub to open in 2026 connecting five of the UK’s airports and is the only location in the country connecting High Speed 2, Crossrail, the Great West Coast Mainline and London overground networks.

Below are the benefits from HyperCat Incubator.

  • Access to a bigger ecosystem working towards IOT and Smart Cities.
  • At the moment, HyperCat consortium is having 700+ companies and its growing at a faster pace.
  • Most of the companies have expertise in IOT and Smart Cities verticals.
  • In-house mentors and mentorships from various organizations within the consortium.
  • Funding opportunities for the startups from the Angels and HNI’s.
  • HyperAngels is in the process of formation, once this is formed there will be a huge list of angels from the world.
  • Access to Flexeye Platform, where you can develop the application and dashboard at ease without any effort, to rapidly prototype applications
  • Complete support towards the HyperCat standards and integration of standards in the applications.
  • HyperCat Standards are recognized by BSI, which will be the first IOT/Smart City standards in the world recognized by a renowned Institute.
  • Support towards the development of the applications, including the technical and resource support (limited extend).
  • Low cost based Incubator in the center of the City.
  • Access to HyperSpace(annual event in london) and launch of the selected applications.
  • Show case of these applications to the rest of the world, helps gain huge credibility.
  • Learn from experts in the industry who have succesfully executed the next generation technologies.
  • Support from Hardware companies to build IoT devices.

 

Anyone can Code by Angelhack

Startup Moksha, hosted Angelhack at its office on June 18-19. We had 25 teams participating, and 17 teams pitching at the end of the event. We had teams all the way from Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad and Vijayawada, beside local teams.

Winner: Road Safety, an IoT solution for cities and commuters

Social Impact winner: Podcasting for farmers

Best team to use HP haven on Cloud: Make a difference

Team from HP enterprise, Mr. Nagaraj and Mr. Gopal Krishna explained about the HP Haven on Demand API’s on the first day and judged the best team to use their API at the end.

The event is supported by local sponsors Symbiosys technologies and Fluentgrid.

The Jury included members from Vizag IT association, Mr. Deepak Madala, Mr. Peter Schneeberger, Mr. Srinivas Savaram and Professor Valli Kumari of Andhra University, and Fluentgrid executives Mr. Ananth Raj and Mr. Vamsi Dhar

 

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University of California Berkeley – Smart Village Challenge

In partnership with the Center for Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Andhra University, the Smart Village Open Innovation Accelerator 2016 is being launched by UCB center for open innovation.

Eligibility: Student teams of 2-4 from across disciplines

Application: Are accepted till June 10, 2016: The team should submit a presentation consisting of 8-10 slides (maximum) answering the following six questions: a) What problem are you trying to solve? b) What is your big idea? c) What will be the execution plan? d) How can you make this profitable and sustainable? e) How your innovation and business model will be transformative and disrupt existing models and technologies? f) Team bios and contact information. More resources are found at http://courses.garwoodcenter.com/smartvillages/

June 12 – 16, 2016: Semi Finals: Top 30 teams will be selected based on their application and submitted team presentations. The selected teams will be invited to participate in a 3-Day training by UC Berkeley faculty at Andhra University campus, Vizag.

July- August 2016: The 30 selected teams who have successfully completed the 3-day training will be required to build their prototype doing data collection and field work in a village of their choice or in an underserved community near their home town (all 30 semifinalists’ teams will receive a certificate of participation from UC Berkeley)

Final Stage

September- December 2016: The Top 10 teams will be selected for this phase. These top 10 finalists will implement their solution at a selected village in east godavari district, and will have the chance to revise or modify their technology upto three times to meet the villagers’ expectations over these three months.

Gold Prize: Rs 6,00,000

Silver Prize: Rs 4,00,000

Bronze Prize: Rs 2,75,000

Exceptional team may be invited to Berkeley to present

 

Students should submit all their application to Mr. David Maracine, Smart Village Program Manager via email at: David Maracine dmaracine@university.edu not later than 10 June 2016, 11pm, India time.

By submitting entries, the participants agree to follow the above process and timelines, including travel to Vizag and to the selected village to pilot, should they be selected for the semi finals and final stages.

 

Our startup Genius EduLabs wins Social Impact award

Genius EduLabs wins social impact category award at the annual Hysea(Hyderabad software exporters association) awards function.

Genius Edulabs, has bagged the award for their Innovation -NANO SCIENCE LAB, which is a 3ft x3ft modular cabinet with wheels which can store 415 varieties of Lab apparatus and chemicals to perform 250 science experiments for the classes VI to X in CBSE/ICSE/STATE syllabus.

A science teacher can walk into the classroom with NANO SCIENCE LAB and create lot of excitement among students which will lead to 100% student engagement & participation  which is a missing link in present lesson planning in a school.55c2c3f9-79cf-4c18-84d5-963637bf5e21 DSC_0842

Hindu media link here Genius Edulabs award