Hyderabad: Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) is now seeking applications for the second cohort of i2E Lab, a 14-week pre-incubation programme designed to nurture early stage ideas.
Launched by IT Minister KT Rama Rao, the programme enabled innovators of the first batch to raise over Rs 80 lakh worth of funding and market access.
The i2E Lab, co-created by TSIC and innovation facilitator Make Room India,
works to build capacities and turn innovations into viable businesses. It aligns with the recently launched second Information, Communication and Technology policy of the State , that focuses on business, technology, access to services and innovation in the State.
Dr Shanta Thoutam, Chief Innovation Officer, said, “In the first cohort, we helped the finalists collectively raise over Rs 80 lakh in funding and market access.
Through i2E labs, we will be scaling early stage ideas, student innovations, and startups by supporting them with idea validation, mentorship, business development, pitching, market access, and funding connect.”
“We create opportunities to test, build and iterate faster and enter the market,”
Pranav Hebbar, Founder of Makeroom India, said.
Teams and register at https://teamtsic.telangana.gov.in/i2elab/.