T-Hub launches ‘GIS Innovation Hub’ powered by Esri India

T-Hub – India’s fastest growing start-up engine catalyzing innovation, scale and deal flow announced the launch of ‘GIS Innovation Hub’ (GIH) for the start-ups of Hyderabad today. The GIH is powered by Esri India, India's leading Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions provider. The facilitywas inaugurated by Mr. Jack Dangermond, Co-founder, President and CEO, Esri Inc.
The GIH will be a platform for start-ups, within T-Hub ecosystem, to leverage the power of GIS through Esri India. As a part of the partnership, Esri India will be inducting the start-ups into a three year ‘Start-up’ program’ where they would get free access to Esri’s ArcGIS, a cloud-based mapping platform, software development tools and ready-to-use content. Additionally, Esri India will also provide training and technical support to make the adoption of GIS technology easy for the start-ups.

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On the occasion, Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India said, “Esri’s vision is to enable transformation and our start-up program helps realize this vision. Through Esri’s flagship ArcGIS platform, Hyderabad start-ups can leverage new dimensions of data and visualization capabilities to create breakthrough advancements and deliver truly innovative products.”

Srinivas Kollipara, Founder & COO – T-Hub said, “It gives us immense pleasure to collaborate with ESRI India to launch the GIS Innovation Hub at T-Hub; adding a valuable platform for our start-ups, which will enable them to function better and scale up to the next level faster. Studies have shown that on an average, implementation of GIS technology can result in saving anywhere between 10 to 30 percent in operational expenses, through reduction in fuel use and staff time, improved customer service, and more efficient scheduling. And we hope that our start-ups will benefit from this collaboration and the GIS Innovation Hub zone created for their advantage.”

About T-Hub:
T-Hub is India's fastest-growing start up engine catalyzing Innovation, Scale and Deal flow.

T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes - IIIT-H, ISB and NALSAR, and key private sector leaders. It stands at the intersection of the startup, academic, corporate, research and government sectors. It is the largest startup ecosystem in India today, with its own incubation centre – commonly known as ‘The Catalyst’ building, spread over 70,000 sq. ft. of space and cutting edge infrastructure and further expanding. Startups within T-Hub are clustered into various stages of growth across seven sectors of specialization – Fintech, Healthtech, Agritech, SmartCity, Transportation & Logistics, Sustainability and Social Tech capturing Big Data, IoT, Analytics, Sensors, Cloud and Mobility. The T-Hub model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner.

T-Hub has the largest corporate & investor connect programs and other mentorship programs that help startups, across various stages of growth, in capacity building to reach a level of scale. Driven by technology and Innovation, this start-up engine offers solutions to startups across verticals. Innovative and proprietary IPs like SandBox and PlayBook, none equal in the world, have been designed to help them move up the ladder quickly but efficiently too.
T-Hub aims to make Hyderabad amongst the top 10 startup ecosystems in the world by 2020.

About ESRI India:  

Esri India Technologies Ltd (Esri India), erstwhile NIIT GIS Ltd. established in 1996, is a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited, India and Esri Inc.USA. An end-to-end Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) solutions provider, Esri India Technologies enables the customers to think and plan geographically to make timely and well informed and mission critical decisions. Esri ArcGIS suite of software with other related products provide the backbone for the country’s mapping and spatial analysis and caters to and addresses all GIS requirements. A market leader in GIS Technologies, Esri India Technologies has successfully delivered cutting edge GIS solutions to more than 5000 customers for applications in Land management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Disaster Management, Telecommunications, Urban / Municipal, Transportation, Defence and Natural resources. Headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Esri India Technologies has multiple regional offices across India.

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