T-Hub, Atal Incubation Center Select 23 Startups for AIC T-Hub's Sustainability Cohort

  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog partnered with T-Hub to set up AIC T-Hub Foundation for a dedicated focus on healthcare, mobility, semiconductor and sustainability sectors.
  • Intensive 100-Day Program to Address Sustainability Challenges and grow green initiatives.
  • AIC T-Hub’s Sustainability program honoured with "Green Warrior Award" from PoweredHorse
T-Hub, India's leading innovation ecosystem today announces the launch of second cohort of AIC T-Hub’s sustainability program to foster innovation and drive sustainable solutions across the sector. The cohort, which comprises 23 cutting-edge startups, will undergo a 100-day intensive program aimed at fostering solutions to pressing sustainability challenges.

The selected startups for the current cohort will focus on key areas such as Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Climate Technology, Alternative Fuels, Green Manufacturing, and Renewable Energy. Out of 400 applicants, 24 startups were selected based on their viable prototypes, commercialization pathways, a minimum monthly revenue of 1 Lakh INR, and a strong founding team with relevant expertise, ensuring potential for substantial impact.

The selected startups are —
Through T-Hub's extensive network, startups will connect with mentors, domain experts, and fellow founders, while also gaining access to government compliance assistance, advanced technology facilities, and essential information about grants and incentives. Furthermore, T-Hub will create opportunities for potential partnerships with prominent MNCs and investment networks, ensuring a comprehensive and impactful ecosystem for the startups' future growth and success.

Mahankali Srinivas Rao (MSR), CEO of T-Hub said, “With the launch of our second cohort of AIC T-Hub's sustainability program, we continue to cultivate a culture of innovation and drive towards sustainable solutions. AIC T-Hub programme embodies our unwavering commitment to fostering growth, propelling startups into a future defined by impactful transformation. Throughout the program, T-Hub will cultivate and empower these selected startups, equipping them with the essential tools to scale their businesses, shaping their success and creating a legacy of positive change.”

Rajesh Adla, CEO of AIC T-Hub Foundation, said, “At AIC T-Hub, we embrace the role of catalysts for transformation. The launch of our second sustainability cohort exemplifies our dedication to igniting innovation. Through our sector lab, pool of 200+ mentor networks, investors and value partner access for or cloud credits, startups are getting impressive support. Our hands-on support navigates them toward customers, pilots, and grants, envisioning a sustainable future aligned with industry SDG goals.”

The previous cohort of startups in the AIC T-Hub Sustainability Program made a significant impact, with 14 startups securing over 3 Crore INR+ in grants/investment, forming 140+ market connections, benefiting from 20 mentors, accessing 17+ pilot opportunities, and garnering 15+ recognitions and awards. Notably, the sustainability program received the esteemed "Green Warrior Award" from PoweredHorse for its commitment to environmental sustainability. Additionally, startup Himalayan Hemp, incubated under this program, was honoured with the National Startup Award. These feats showcase the calibre of startups nurtured within the T-Hub ecosystem.

The current cohort will commence on August 3, 2023, and will run until November 10, 2023, providing a dynamic environment for startups to accelerate their growth, refine their strategies, and access the resources needed for success. More about program- https://programs.t-hub.co/aic-sustainability-program/

T-Hub (Technology Hub) is an innovation hub and ecosystem enabler. Based out of Hyderabad, India, T-Hub leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem and is the world’s largest innovation campus. Over the six years, T-Hub has pivoted around the 6Ms (Mentors, Market, Motivation, Manpower, Money, Methodologies) and 2Ps (Partnerships & Policy advisory) framework with a mission of driving results and collaboration for entrepreneurs’ success. It has delivered 100+ innovation programs so far, creating an impact for start-ups, corporations, and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders. Since inception, it has provided over 2000 national and international start-ups with access to better technology, talent, mentors, customers, corporates, investors, and government agencies.

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) intends to support the establishment of new greenfield incubation centres called Atal Incubation Centres (AICs) that would nurture innovative startups in their pursuit to become scalable and sustainable business enterprises. AIM will support these AICs in creating world-class incubation facilities across the country with the state-of-the-art physical infrastructure, in terms of capital equipment and operating facilities available to their incubated startups, coupled with the availability of sectoral experts for mentoring. Apart from this, business planning support, access to seed capital, industry partnerships, training and other relevant components required for supporting innovative startups will be provided.


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