The Telangana government on June 28 inaugurated the second phase of T-Hub, a 582,689-sq ft campus through which the government aims to ‘impact’ 20,000 startups in the next five years. This also marks the establishment of T-Hub as the ‘world’s largest innovation campus’, which first started off as a startup incubator housed in a building in IIIT Hyderabad.
The 10-storeyed building has an effective carpet area of 350,000 sq. ft. The first 6 floors will host the 1,000 seats for startups. On the sixth floor, an 18,000 square feet area is allocated to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and AIC T-Hub Foundation, an association formed at T-Hub, in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog.
The seventh floor is assigned to the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Centre of Excellence which works on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The eighth and ninth floors are proposed for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project, along with social impact startups and young entrepreneurs (Y-Hub).
The building stands on four pillars as a plank and is equipped with fixed, flexible, and private office spaces, meeting rooms, floor pantries, a cafeteria, etc. It offers two event rooms with AV systems, an atrium with 400 seating capacity and designated areas for the corporates.
Mahankali Srinivas Rao, CEO of T-Hub said that in the new campus, stakeholders will focus on verticals like EV/Mobility, Healthtech, Enterprise tech, Gaming and Artificial Intelligence. “We aim to support over 2,000 startups and provide the required lift to these entrepreneurs by offering them access to the 6Ms and 2Ps through global partnerships,” Rao said.
The building was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Dignitaries such as Cyient's BVR Mohan Reddy and others were also present during the ceremony.