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, Phanindra Sama (Co-founder, and Ex-CEO of redBus.in). 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

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Phanindra Sama
Chief Innovation Officer

Phanindra Sama
Chief Innovation Officer
Annie
Annie Vijaya
Program Manager

Annie Vijaya
Program Manager
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
Simran
Simran Mehdiratta
Sr Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: Media and Communication

Simran Mehdiratta
Sr Innovation Fellow
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Apoorva Bhaskar Dasyam
Innovation Fellow

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Apoorva Bhaskar Dasyam
Innovation Fellow
Ramesh
Ramesh Goud
Intern

Ramesh Goud
Intern
Prannay
Prannay Kumar
Innovation Fellow

Prannay Kumar
Innovation Fellow
Manish
Manish Kumar Jaiswal
Innovation Fellow

Manish Kumar Jaiswal
Innovation Fellow

Alumni

Miraj
Meraj Faheem
Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: Incubators

Meraj Faheem
Innovation Fellow
Prasad
Prasad Boominathan
Innovation Fellow

Focus Area: School Innovations

Prasad Boominathan
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

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