CPS-Accelerator Program.

Aims to make India a leader in human-computer interaction (HCI)

About Accelerator

The CPS-Accelerator Program is a short individualized program aimed at helping startups to accelerate growth, quickly acquire entrepreneurial competencies, raise seed funding, and provide a greater overall chance of surviving.

Through a highly structured and competitive mentoring program, the startups can focus on their weak links and improve overall productivity in their operations.

The program aims to support commercialized startups in scaling up the business and achieving fast growth through investment from the incubator, external investors, and strategic market linkages.

The program typically addresses problems newly commercialized ventures face in understanding and resolving hurdles to building a larger organization and reaching a larger national or international market that quickly brings opportunities for significant business growth.


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the latest term gaining traction among the most cutting-edge institutions involved in technology-based innovation. Although its definition is ever-evolving, HCI today has to shift levels from the existing assistance that computers provide, to include intelligent and contextual responses/outputs useful in human decision making. Such output has to augment humans' capabilities and/or assist humans in emotional and social decision-making. In essence, technology has to evolve to understand human behavior in social and emotional contexts, recreate it, and provide output to aid human thought processes.


In March 2020, India's National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems established a Technology Innovation Hub in human-computer interaction (IIT Mandi iHub and HCI Foundation or iHub) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi. The goal of iHub is to make India a leader in human-computer interaction (HCI) research globally. The vision is to create an internationally recognized hub that nurtures human-computer interaction (HCI) research, technology translation, skill development, and collaborations.

Focus Area

The Accelerator focuses on accelerating startups solving problems related to human-computer interaction (HCI) across different domains.


Help solve some of the most significant environmental concerns that we face as a society.


To reduce human errors, improve clinical outcomes, facilitate care coordination, improve practice efficiencies, and track data over time.

Information Technology (IT)

Build communications networks, safeguard data and information, create and administer databases, all in the most user-friendly way possible.

Defense and Security

The need for information gathering, communication, and informed decision-making is continuous; it pervades all deterrence, defense, and attack stages.


Machine Learning

Where the computers learn, and the humans teach

Augmented Reality

More to what you see

Virtual Reality

Immerse yourself in different worlds from the comfort of one

3D Visualization

Imaging redefined

Intelligent Chatbots

Talk to your phone, like you'd talk to your assistant

Expression Detection

Read through your face

Wearable Devices

Keep your stats with you all the time


C3PO approves

Eye Tracking Systems

Your gaze can tell a lot

Interactive Web Platforms

Why does the internet know you so well?

Internet of Things

Control everything!

Artificial Intelligence

Predicting the future isn't magic. It's artificial intelligence

Program Design

Carefully curated programs at the Accelerator ensure that every need of a startup is met. The program targets the weak links of your startup and designs the right treatment plan for the same. Towards the end of the program, startups can expect to have polished their technical, organizational and market expertise and their products and services to be ready for commercialization.

3 Month Customized Program

Expert Diagnostic Panel

Technical Mentoring

GTM Strategy

Access to TiH ecosystem


The Startups working in the HCI domain that have a consistent revenue stream qualify for the Accelerator Program. Ideally, the program looks at companies who are almost ready for a Pre-Series round of funding and need some industrial expertise to help them fix their weak links.

Selection Process

The enrolment to the Accelerator Program is through two different pathways, as mentioned below.