Telangana mulls T-Hub for aerospace sector

Telangana is in the process of facilitating companies to manufacture 3D printers and setting up a T-Hub like incubator for aerospace and defence sectors.

The State government is talking to mineral departments of the State and the Centre to discuss the availability of raw material for the printers so manufacturing of 3D printers becomes easier. “We need to be ready with the raw material for printing of the objects (in powder form) in order to attract the printer manufacturers. We are in preliminary talks with the mineral department,” BV Papa Rao, Advisor to the State government and retired bureaucrat, has said.

Addressing the two-day TiE-ISB Connect here on Wednesday, he said the government is also in the process of forming a T-Hub (an incubator of start-ups) like incubator for aerospace and defence start-ups.

“We are going to build a hub with the help of IIT (Hyderabad). NITI Aayog member and scientist VK Saraswat is helping us in this initiative,” he said.

Pact with US varsity

The seventh edition of the Connect attracted over 500 start-ups, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, private equity players and other start-up ecosystem partners.

He said the government signed an agreement with Carnegie Mellon University to set up a hub that would house research and development companies.

The government identified a 50-acre site near the airport for the centre.

Source: The Hindu

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