About Us

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K. T. Rama Rao
Minister of MA&UA, Industries and IT&C

K. T. Rama Rao
Minister of MA&UA, Industries and IT&C
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Jayesh Ranjan, IAS
Principal Secretary, ITE&C

Jayesh Ranjan, IAS
Principal Secretary, ITE&C

What is TSIC?

The Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) was set up in 2017 under the State Innovation Policy with a three-fold mandate.

 
1)To promote the culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the state.
2)To promote Innovation in Government departments and organizations.
3)To build a culture of Innovation from the school stage.

 
The Innovation Cell is headed by the Chief Innovation Officer, Ravi Narayan. The team includes the CIO along with 6 fellows who work towards nurturing young talent, foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the State.

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Team

Akshita Kanthala
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Social Innovation
Previous: Research Associate at Poverty Learning Foundation

Akshita Kanthala
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Social Innovation
Previous: Research Associate at Poverty Learning Foundation
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Annie Vijaya
Program Manager | Head- Sustainability & Scalability
Focus Area: College Innovation | Grassroots Innovation
Previous: Lead Partnerships at Deshpande Foundation

Annie Vijaya
Program Manager | Head- Sustainability & Scalability
Focus Area: College Innovation | Grassroots Innovation
Previous: Lead Partnerships at Deshpande Foundation
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Apoorva Bhaskar Dasyam
Part-time Fellow
Focus area: School Innovation
Previous: Innovation Fellow at TSIC

Apoorva Bhaskar Dasyam
Part-time Fellow
Focus area: School Innovation
Previous: Innovation Fellow at TSIC
Dhruti Kalavapudi
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Creative Content Wizard at Whitenoise Design

Dhruti Kalavapudi
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Creative Content Wizard at Whitenoise Design
Gurkirat Singh
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: District Innovation
Previous: Research Intern at Chief Minister of Office, Government of NCT of Delhi

Gurkirat Singh
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: District Innovation
Previous: Research Intern at Chief Minister of Office, Government of NCT of Delhi
Krishna Chaitanya Kathala
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Member Research Development at International Association for the Engineers (IAENG)

Krishna Chaitanya Kathala
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Member Research Development at International Association for the Engineers (IAENG)
Manish
Manish Kumar Jaiswal
Program Manager | Head- Innovation Office
Focus Area: Policy, Rankings, and Strategy
Previous: Associate at Chief Minister's Good Governance Associated Programme, Haryana

Manish Kumar Jaiswal
Program Manager | Head- Innovation Office
Focus Area: Policy, Rankings, and Strategy
Previous: Associate at Chief Minister's Good Governance Associated Programme, Haryana
Pola Niharika
Project Coordinator
Focus area: Telangana Social Startups Network (TSSN)
Previous: Aptitude Trainer at Talentio Solutions

Pola Niharika
Project Coordinator
Focus area: Telangana Social Startups Network (TSSN)
Previous: Aptitude Trainer at Talentio Solutions
Prannay
Prannay Kumar
Senior Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Communication for Innovation
Previous: Journalist at The Pioneer, Hyderabad

Prannay Kumar
Senior Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Communication for Innovation
Previous: Journalist at The Pioneer, Hyderabad
Ramesh
Ramesh Goud
Trainee
Focus Area: Logistics & Admin Operations

Ramesh Goud
Trainee
Focus Area: Logistics & Admin Operations
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Ravi Narayan
Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana
(Also, CEO at T-Hub, Hyderabad)
Previous: Global Director, Microsoft for Startups

Ravi Narayan
Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana
(Also, CEO at T-Hub, Hyderabad)
Previous: Global Director, Microsoft for Startups
Rithika Reddy
Project Coordinator - Media & Communications
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Core Team Member at I-PAC

Rithika Reddy
Project Coordinator - Media & Communications
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Core Team Member at I-PAC
Rohit Pothukuchi
Advisor
Focus Area: Impact Assessment
(Also, Founder of Verdentum)

Rohit Pothukuchi
Advisor
Focus Area: Impact Assessment
(Also, Founder of Verdentum)
Samyuktha Ekkirala
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Innovation in School
Previous: Manager, State Operations at Indus Action

Samyuktha Ekkirala
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Innovation in School
Previous: Manager, State Operations at Indus Action
Simrith Kaur Hundal
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Associate Manager at TrueNature Learning & Development

Simrith Kaur Hundal
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Associate Manager at TrueNature Learning & Development
Srujana Yadav
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Research Consultant at Kabes Media

Srujana Yadav
Project Coordinator
Focus Area: State Startup Ranking
Previous: Research Consultant at Kabes Media
Viiveck Verma
Viiveck Verma
Senior Advisor
Focus Area: Telangana Social Startup Network
(Also, Founder of Upsurge Global)

Viiveck Verma
Senior Advisor
Focus Area: Telangana Social Startup Network
(Also, Founder of Upsurge Global)

Alumni

Miraj
Meraj Faheem
Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: Incubators

Meraj Faheem
Innovation Fellow
Phani BW
Phanindra Sama
Ex-Chief Innovation Officer

Phanindra Sama
Ex-Chief Innovation Officer
Prasad
Prasad Boominathan
Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: School Innovations

Prasad Boominathan
Innovation Fellow
Simran
Simran Mehdiratta
Sr Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: Media and Communication

Simran Mehdiratta
Sr Innovation Fellow
Nikitha
Sri Nikitha Thummanapalli
Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: Innovation beyond Hyderabad

Sri Nikitha Thummanapalli
Innovation Fellow
Spoorthi
Spoorthi Madhavaram
Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: VC connect

Spoorthi Madhavaram
Innovation Fellow
Tarun
Tarun Kumar Davuluri
Sr Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: Community & Ecosystem Building for Startups; Mentor & Investor networks, Incubators;
E-cell activation in Colleges.

Tarun Kumar Davuluri
Sr Innovation Fellow
Tatta Mohan Krishna
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Government-Startup Relations
Previous: Manager, Business Development at Indifi

Tatta Mohan Krishna
Innovation Fellow
Focus Area: Government-Startup Relations
Previous: Manager, Business Development at Indifi

Testimonial

During my visit along with the TSIC team to an engineering college near Warangal, I had the opportunity to learn and witness some of TSIC's initiatives towards bringing visibility to rural and Tier-3 city innovators.TSIC team appears to have a very subtle approach through which they make it comforable for innovators, specifically from these localities to come out and speak about their innovations. Be it a group of grads who developed a light weight pesticide sprinkling system for farmers in their village or another individual who has the courage to challenge conventional methods of applying scientific learnings to generate energy through perpetual motion, TSIC's efforts to identify and support them is extremely commendable. Kudos to the entire TSIC team for their selfless efforts. All the very best!
Arvind Maram - Founder, yzThings

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GMP played a huge role in accelerating our journey towards building geospatial decision support systems for the government. As a social enterprise focused on working with the government - two of the biggest barriers we face are gathering deep insights on customer pain points and converting those insights into a project. Our mentor, who is the Officer on Special Duty for Adoption of Emerging Technologies, and the broader TSIC team were of great help in solving both of these issues. Thanks to their support we were able to conceptualize a project on disaster management, and are currently in the pilot phase. We've found Telangana to be one of the most supportive states for deep/emerging tech use-cases, and the GMP initiative provides a great entry pathway into the state. I highly recommend this program to innovative startups!
Dipika Prasad - Co-Founder - Lakeer

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TSIC has made huge strides in bringing innovation to the education sector in Telangana. Ashoka Innovators for the Public partnered with TSIC to conduct Change maker boot camps for middle school students from tribal and social welfare schools. TSIC was monumental in the successful organisation and implementation of the boot camp. As a result, many of the young students are now launching their own initiatives. Additionally, the innovation fellows are very diligent, hardworking and show exemplary leadership skills which were exhibited during our work with them.
Khyati - Ashoka Innovators for the Public
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