About Program

India is spearheading the bioeconomy, and in the process, healthcare and biotechnology-based startups will be the backbone of this initiative. Embracing this groundbreaking vision, Avishkaran-NIPER Hyderabad and T-Hub joined hands to support the startups in the domains of healthcare, pharma & biotechnology. 

The collaborative initiative propels startups with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) towards rapid commercialisation, providing invaluable access to state-of-the-art laboratories, global mentors, investors, industry experts, service providers, and like-minded entrepreneurs.

With the help of world-class experts & resources, startups get to sharpen their understanding of markets, refine their business & product commercialisation plans, and become market-ready.

Focus Areas

AI/ML-based Health Tech Solutions

 Diagnostics Innovation

 Predictive Analytics

 Smart Healthcare

Healthcare & Pharma

 Nutraceutical Innovations

 Wellness Apps

 Fitness Technologies

SaaS-based Digital Health Platforms

 Telemedicine Solutions

 Healthcare Analytics

 EHR Integration


 Healthcare Biotech

 Agricultural Biotech

 Industrial Bioprocessing

AI/ML-based Health Tech Solutions

  • Diagnostics Innovation
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Smart Healthcare

SaaS-based Digital Health Platforms

  • Telemedicine Solutions
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • EHR Integration

Healthcare & Pharma

  • Nutraceutical Innovations
  • Wellness Apps
  • Fitness Technologies


  • Healthcare Biotech
  • Agricultural Biotech
  • Industrial Bioprocessing


Technical and Business Mentoring

Elevate your startup journey with personalized guidance from seasoned experts, combining technical know-how with strategic business insights.

Access to Laboratory

Propel your innovations forward with exclusive access to cutting-edge laboratories, fostering a dynamic environment for experimentation and breakthroughs.

Access to Regulatory and Compliance Bodies

Navigate the regulatory landscape seamlessly with privileged access to regulatory and compliance bodies.

Enhancement in TRL Levels

Progress swiftly through Technology Readiness Levels (TRL), advancing your innovations from concept to reality with strategic support and resources.

Support from Ecosystem Partners: T-Hub & Avishkaran

Leverage the strength of collaborative ecosystems as T-Hub and Avishkaran-NIPER join forces to provide unwavering support, amplifying the potential of your startup.

Access to Avishkaran-NIPER Hyderabad Resources

Harness the expertise and resources of Avishkaran-NIPER Hyderabad, gaining a competitive edge through exclusive access to research facilities, networks, and specialized knowledge.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for this program, ensure your venture aligns with the following criteria:

Early-Stage Startups & Research Projects

Inviting early-stage startups with a PoC / Prototype. The program is also open for academic projects in research phases that can transform research into viable healthcare solutions.


While not mandatory, preference is given to startups with a successful Pilot.

PAN India Presence

Your company should be incorporated across India, reflecting a broad and impactful footprint.

Startups to fall under the Specified Focus Areas

If your startup meets these criteria, seize the opportunity to accelerate its growth and impact with the T-Hub & Avishkaran-NIPER program.


03 Jan, 2023
Call for Applications
15 Feb, 2024
Close the Applications
20 Feb, 2024
Final Cohort Announcement
01 March, 2024
Program Launch

About T-Hub

T-Hub (Technology Hub) is a premier innovation hub and ecosystem enabler based in Hyderabad, India. T-Hub leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem and strives to create an impact for startups, corporations, and other ecosystem stakeholders. Its mission is to enable and empower an ecosystem hungry for innovation.

Incorporated in 2015, T-Hub has provided 2000+ national and international startups access to superior technology, talent, mentors, customers, corporates, investors, government agencies, and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders.

T-Hub has elevated innovation for leading national and global corporations, transforming their business models for the better. Collaborating with innovation partners and enablers in Telangana, India and worldwide, T-Hub is building a future-ready innovation ecosystem.

About Avishkaran-NIPER

Avishkaran, a BIRAC BioNEST-backed incubation centre hosted at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research-Hyderabad (NIPER-Hyderabad), aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the domain of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Avishkaran is focused on the promotion of innovative healthcare and the development of drug substances and products of national priority. Its goals and objectives include (but not limited to) the promotion of research and development of new chemical entities, generics, biopharmaceuticals, new drug formulations, medical devices, Ayurveda, Nutraceuticals, Phytopharma, Biofertilizers incorporating SaaS, AI, ML, Blockchain etc. and support budding entrepreneurs towards innovation. Avishkaran is committed to bringing a positive change in the Startup ecosystem by stimulating the country’s potential human capital towards entrepreneurship.


The program is open to startups across pharmaceutical industries and sectors. We encourage diversity in innovative ideas and solutions.

Selection is based on factors such as the uniqueness of the product or service, market potential, team strength, and scalability.

While we welcome startups from different sectors, this program is calling startups with a focus on industries like AI/ML-based Health Tech Solutions, SaaS-based Digital Health Platforms, Healthcare & Pharma, & Biotechnology.

Selected startups benefit from mentorship, access to T-Hub’s extensive network, workshops, lab testing facility, technical expertise from NIPER, and connections with value partners. They also gain access to investors and resources to accelerate their growth.

The program fee is INR 70,000, with GST applicable.

The program duration is approximately 4 months, with key milestones outlined upon selection. These milestones typically involve workshops, mentoring sessions, and demo days.

Startups gain the opportunity to apply for T-Hub’s advanced engagement and business scaling program, propelling them towards further growth and success, and gaining access to the rich array of resources offered by Avishkaran-NIPER.

Express Interest for the Program

Avishkaran-NIPER Hyderabad
Dr. Gaurav Gupta, COO, Avishkaran

Phone: 7842780533
Email: coo@avishkaran.org

Plot No 1/C, Sy No 83/1,
Raidurgam panmaktha,
Knowledge City, Serilingampally, Hyderabad,
Telangana 500081.

Phone: 8095846511
Email: saeed.girni@t-hub.co

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