T-Hub, Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre join hands for startup mentorship

T-Hub and Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India have partnered to foster innovation and empower startups in India

T-Hub, Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre join hands for startup mentorship

HYDERABAD: T-Hub, India's leading innovation ecosystem, and Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India (RNTBCI), a global technical and development centre, have partnered to foster innovation and empower startups in India.

The collaboration will see T-Hub and RNTBCI work together to connect startups with leading industry experts, provide proof-of-concept (PoC) grants and facilitate engagement with startups for industry-driven use cases.

Through this partnership, startups will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from Renault Nissan Tech experts, engage in paid PoC projects and pitch their innovative solutions to the corporate leadership at Renault Nissan.

This exchange of knowledge and resources will enable startups to further develop their products and gain exposure to potential customers and investors.

On this occasion, Mahankali Srinivas Rao, CEO, T-Hub, said, "We are delighted to join forces with RNTBCI to foster innovation and empower startups in India. By joining forces, we aim to create a vibrant ecosystem that nurtures cutting-edge solutions and propels India's tech startup landscape to new heights. This partnership reaffirms our commitment to catalysing the success of startups and propelling India's position as a global innovation hub."

Debashis Neogi, managing director, RNTBCI, highlighted the importance of promoting an innovation ecosystem.

"Today’s mobility market is moving at a high pace of disruption with innovation as key business strategy. Innovation helps companies grow, differentiates amongst the competition, and keeps them profitable. It is important to leverage the technological potential of the fast-growing start-up ecosystem in India by collaborating with young tech start-ups. This collaboration with T-Hub will help promote the innovation ecosystem, supporting technology driven start-ups," he said.

Sujit Jagirdar appointed CIO of T-Hub

In addition to this exciting partnership, T-Hub announced the appointment of Sujit Jagirdar as its new Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). With over 20 years of experience in IT and Business Process Consulting, Digital Transformation rollouts, and Designing Innovative Solutions, Sujit Jagirdar is a passionate leader who aims to promote open innovation by enabling collaboration and co-creation amongst corporates, startups, technology hubs and the academia.

As a CIO, Sujit will focus on driving strategic engagements with corporates, ecosystem enablers, government bodies, and startups both nationally and internationally. Sujit Jagirdar plans to position T-Hub as India's pioneering innovation ecosystem, driving integrated solutions to achieve the organisation's revenue goals.

Sharing his vision for T-Hub, Sujit Jagirdar, said, "I am excited to join T-Hub as the Chief Innovation Officer. T-Hub has established itself as a world class hub of entrepreneurial talent and innovation, and I am keen to contribute to its mission of fostering ground-breaking solutions addressing some of the pressing business and societal challenges."

T-Hub’s programmes have been successfully scaling startups in partnership with a robust ecosystem of partners. T-Hub, to date, has impacted over 2,000 startups through various programmes and initiatives, has over 600 global and national corporate partners and has provided 2,000 mentor connections to help the startups scale. T-Hub will continue to drive collaboration between startups and leading innovation ecosystems worldwide, providing global market-access opportunities to startups.

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