T-Hub and Collins Aerospace Join Forces to Drive Innovation in Aerospace Industry
  • World-class startups and scaleups to benefit from funding and collaboration opportunities with industry leader Collins Aerospace
  • T-Hub named inaugural Activation Site for the Powered by Collins™ initiative.
  • T-Hub leverages its expertise as the world's largest innovation campus to drive the initiative's objectives and source top startups for collaboration with Collins Aerospace
India's leading innovation ecosystem, T-Hub, has announced a collaboration with Collins Aerospace, a leader in the aerospace and defence industry. The collaboration is part of the Powered by Collins initiative, that aims to foster technology innovation with Deep Tech small- to medium-sized enterprises. As part of the collaboration, T-Hub has been named the inaugural Activation Site, a designation given annually by the program for a leading global startup accelerator to support outreach and engagement within a targeted ecosystem.

Through this initiative, world-class startups and scaleups will benefit from funding and collaboration opportunities with Collins Aerospace and T-Hub's expertise as the world's largest innovation campus to drive the project's objective. The goal is to create and field new products and services by combining Collins' expertise with the innovative solutions of startups.

T-Hub will assist in outreach to top global startups and scaleups with expertise in the four open Collaboration Opportunities: Extravehicular Space Mobility, High-Performance Batteries, Autonomy for Small UAS, and Composites Recycling. Shortlisted companies will be invited to a Collaboration Day with program leadership from Collins, which could result in funding to execute a rapid proof-of-concept project with one of the Collins Aerospace program teams.

Mahankali Srinivas Rao (MSR), CEO, T-Hub stated "We are excited to collaborate with Collins Aerospace to drive innovation in the aerospace industry. This initiative presents an excellent opportunity for Indian startups to work alongside an industry leader and showcase their capabilities. It is a testimony to the talent and potential of Indian startups, and we are committed to sourcing the best startups to participate in this initiative."

T-Hub was a natural choice to be the inaugural Activation Site for our Powered by Collins initiative,” said Mary Lombardo, Vice President, Advanced Technology for Collins Aerospace. “Their proven track record of supporting the rapidly growing startup ecosystem in India and the Asia Pacific region fully aligned with our mission of identifying advanced technologies and solutions with direct applicability to Collins’ products and customers. As we expand our engagement with Deep Tech innovators, we look forward to T-Hub serving a continuing role in that outreach.”

T-Hub is dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, and this collaboration with Collins Aerospace is an excellent opportunity for Indian startups to showcase their capabilities and contribute to the future of aerospace technology.

T-Hub (Technology Hub) is an innovation hub and ecosystem enabler. Based out of Hyderabad, India, T-Hub leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem. With a mission of enabling and empowering an ecosystem hungry for innovation, T-Hub is creating impact for startups, corporations, and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders. Incorporated in 2015, it has provided over 1800 national and international startups with access to better technology, talent, mentors, customers, corporates, investors, and government agencies. It has elevated innovation for leading national and global corporations, transforming their business models for the better. Working in collaboration with innovation partners and enablers in Telangana, India and worldwide, T-Hub is building a future-ready innovation ecosystem.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is a business of Raytheon Technologies, the largest aerospace and defense company in the world. Our global team of 73,000 employees’ dreams, designs and delivers smarter, more connected solutions for passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration, and operational efficiency and sustainability. We make the most powerful concepts in aerospace a reality.


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