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AI focused Nuronics Labs is the winner of Airtel’s Startup India Innovation Challenge

Speech Analytics startup Enthu.Ai bags first runner up and Chimes Radio – a Podcast Platform for Kids is the second runner up

  • The three winners will get access to Airtel’s digital innovation labs and partner ecosystem to deploy their innovations at scale
  • 237 Indian startups working on solutions for 5G, IoT, cloud communications, digital ads, and digital entertainment took part in the challenge

New Delhi, 11 March, 2022: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, today announced the winners of ‘Airtel India Startup Innovation Challenge’, which was organised in partnership with Invest India.

The Challenge invited entries from Indian startups working on innovative solutions across 5G, IoT, cloud communications, digital advertising, and digital entertainment. Over 237 technology startups from across India participated in the challenge, underscoring the strong response the challenge received from homegrown startups.

Nuronics Labs, a provider of real-time intelligence using composite AI on audio files, text files, and images was declared the winner of the challenge. Enthu.Ai which makes voice data searchable using speech AI, and Chimes Radio, India’s first podcast platform for kids, offers educational & entertaining content that encourages creativity and curiosity in them, came second and third, respectively.

The three winners of the competition will get access to Airtel's Digital Innovation Lab and an opportunity to be a part of the Airtel Start-up Accelerator Program. The Program invests in early-stage start-ups engaged in developing solutions based on new age technologies which also complements Airtel's Digital vision across segments.

Nair, CEO Airtel Digital, said, “We are thrilled to see the incredible response to the challenge and the innovation that was showcased. It’s heartening to see how India’s startup ecosystem is thriving. We welcome the winners to Airtel’s digital ecosystem and thank everyone who participated and wish them the very best for the future.”

Additionally, Axis Bank will leverage Airtel’s suite of digital services such as its C-PaaS platform - Airtel IQ which spans voice, messaging, video, streaming, call masking and virtual contact center solutions, to enhance digital capabilities. Axis Bank will also use various cyber security services from Airtel. Going forward, the companies will further explore collaborating across Cloud and Data Center services.

About Airtel:

Headquartered in India, Airtel is a global communications solutions provider with over 480 Mn customers in 17 countries across South Asia and Africa. The company ranks amongst the top three mobile operators globally and its networks cover over two billion people. Airtel is India’s largest integrated communications solutions provider and the second largest mobile operator in Africa. Airtel’s retail portfolio includes high speed 4G/4.5G mobile broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber that promises speeds up to 1 Gbps with convergence across linear and on-demand entertainment, streaming services spanning music and video, digital payments and financial services. For enterprise customers, Airtel offers a gamut of solutions that includes secure connectivity, cloud and data centre services, cyber security, IoT, Ad Tech and cloud based communication. For more details visit