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Telangana fostering innovation, says KTR

Published: 10th Jun 2021 11:18 pm

Hyderabad: Through the Medicine From The Sky (MFTS), Telangana became the first State to pilot Beyond Visual Range of Sight (BVLOS) drone delivery of vaccine and essentials. The project is being piloted in Vikarabad, said IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao.

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Releasing the annual reports of Industries and IT departments, he said Telangana has been fostering innovation across the segments. Start ecosystem enablers T-Hub completed its fifth year as an incubator and also an innovation facilitator in Telangana. T-Hub has supported over 2,000 startups through its programmes. The innovation ecosystem being propagated through T-Hub, Telangana State Innovation Council, RICH and We-Hub has made great stride in supporting budding and grassroot innovators and has paved the way for several startups to take off.

Over Rs 90 lakh worth incentives have been sanctioned to 28 startups, he said adding that the State startup portal has been launched for the entire startup ecosystem to facilitate engagement and act as a cental pale for knowledge dissemination about State support, he said.

Through TSIC, there is a focus on creating young innovators. Over 25,000 plus school students and about 5,100 teachers from Government schools across the State have been sensitised on design thinking and innovation, the minister said.

We Hub, which is India’s first State-led incubator for women entrepreneurs, has supported over 4,500 women entrepreneurs and raised over Rs 53 crore for supported startups.

Emerging Technologies

Telangana has also been on the forefront of promoting the use and development of new-age technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain, KTR said.

Telangana became the first State to launch an actionable policy framework for artificial intelligence. The Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) has been formed in partnership with Nasscom to execute the strategy. Agritech has been given a push through the initiative of AI-based pest management, AI4AI in partnership with WEF and the National e-Governance Plan for Agriculture, he said.

The State has adopted solutions like RTDAI to incorporate the use of technology for efficient delivery of services and e-governance. Several such new-age technology based e-governance solutions are being worked upon every day, the minister said. Cloud adoption has been mandated within the government and an easy to adopt framework has been released to support the same.

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