IT minister KT Rama Rao said that T-Works, the maker space conceived by Telangana government, will come up by the end of 2018.Considered as another important and prestigious addition to Hyderabad’s IT and startup eco-system on the lines of T-hub, T-Works is expected to serve as one stop destination for prototyping, designing and other hardware functions. “Collaboration and open sourcing are making an unprecedented opportunity available for hardware entrepreneurs now as it was for software entrepreneurs a few years back. To give the much needed fillip to hardware entrepreneurs and startups, even Telangana government is coming up with T-Works, a maker space and incubator for hardware startups. This will be the largest such facility in India and will be ready by December 2018,” said Rama Rao, speaking at Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and National Institute of Design (NID) Design Summit in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Already Telangana government has sanctioned about `5 crore for setting up of T-Works, which will serve as prototyping center for electronics, semiconductors and hardware start-ups. It will be set up in Gachibowli. It is designed on the lines of prototyping lab iHub in Los Angeles, which will also share the know-how of setting up the lab.
The proposed start-of-art incubator will provide sophisticated equipment to design hardware and semiconductors. The idea is to attract electronic firms through the available talent pool and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Equipment to the tune of USD 20 million will be made available. – New Indian Express