IIT Kanpur recently launched the first cohort of start-ups who will develop services and products across the critical cybersecurity domains of UAV security, blockchain, intrusion detection, and cyber physical system. The cohort was launched by the C3iHub, the Technology Innovation Hub on Cyber Security at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The first cohort includes a select group of 13 start-ups and 25 R&D Principal Investigators for Incubation and Research programs respectively who were selected after a rigorous application process.
The presence of cutting-edge technology in cybersecurity is accompanied by an increasing need to protect digital assets and deploy solutions for the common public as well as government and industry. Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India said: “The Government is committed to bring India to a leadership position in Cyber Security. C3iHub IIT Kanpur’s focus on safeguarding cyberspace including critical infrastructure is vital in this regard. I urge innovators and researchers to take up challenges by solving problems through technology.”
C3iHub has been set up to address the issue of cyber security of cyber physical systems in its entirety. From analysing security vulnerabilities and developing tools to address them at various levels of system architecture, to translating these tools to deployment ready software, to nucleating start-ups developing these tools at scale, to partnering with industries in this domain and co-development and transfer of these technologies, to train the next generation of cyber security researchers and professionals.
Professor Abhay Karandikar, director, IIT Kanpur said: “We are excited to launchthe first set of start-ups cohort in cyber security. Over the next few years, C3iHub is committed to create a vibrant eco system of cyber security start-ups fostering world class innovations”.
Dr Nikhil Agarwal, CEO, C3iHub, IIT Kanpur congratulating the selected cohort said, “We will be incubating around 25 start-ups with a generous funding support every year. The first cohort of researchers and start-ups is a demonstration of increasing interest in cybersecurity in India”