T-Hub, Suzuki Innovation Centre to promote open-innovation between startups of India, Japan
The MoU was signed in the presence of many dignitaries from both T-Hub and Suzuki on Monday
HYDERABAD: T-Hub announced its partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), a leading corporation in the automobile sector, to accelerate the growth of the Indian start-up ecosystem. With this collaborative partnership, T-Hub Suzuki Motor Corporation, aims at providing mentoring and support Indian entrepreneurs to access Japan’s ecosystem.
Suzuki Innovation Centre (SIC), which is an open innovation platform, will provide growth opportunities to T-Hub incubated start-ups. In addition, SIC provides an open platform for new connections and innovation between India and Japan among academia, industries, and startups. Entrepreneurs will get to engage and innovate with universities and industries from India as well as Japan in domains of sustainability, rural development, supply chain, agritech and mobility . T-Hub through its robust innovation ecosystem will help SIC in gaining exposure to a variety of innovative solutions from startups and help them boost their experiences and expertise in the innovation ecosystem.
T-Hub and SIC will collaborate on events, leadership opportunities, workshops, and mentoring to bridge the gap between the Japan and Indian startup ecosystem.
CEO of T-Hub MSR said, “Through our partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation, we are aiming to address broad challenges on and beyond mobility, in India and Japan, on top of the synergistic combination of technology and design. The partnership will empower T-Hub entrepreneurs to scale globally enduring homegrown technology startups with access to mentorship, and guidance from Suzuki Innovation Centre.”
The MoU was signed in the presence of many dignitaries from both T-Hub and Suzuki on Monday.
Spokesperson, Suzuki Motor Corporation said, “Our partnership with T-Hub will synergize the startup ecosystem between India and Japan. Suzuki`s latest initiative, ‘Suzuki Innovation Center (SIC)’ will play an instrumental role in promoting open-innovation with startups along with support of partners like T-Hub”, said Mr. Kinji Saito, Director and Senior Managing Officer Global Automobile Marketing, Suzuki Motor Corporation.”
This one-year agreement would act as a catalyst revolutionising open innovation and creating global avenues for the Indian Startup ecosystem. In addition, this would enable T-hub startups to access various benefits such as-validating their solutions, building POC (Proof-of-Concept), funding opportunities and access to a vast pool of global networks.