Fostering Innovation Culture and Exploiting Social Capital: The Cases of T-Hub and RICH

  • Sriram Birudavolu
  • Biswajit Nag


This chapter presents the case studies of T-Hub and RICH. T-Hub is India’s largest and fastest growth engine for technology startups, whereas RICH (Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad) is a collaborative forum that brings together all the research institutes in the Hyderabad and Telangana region.


T-Hub RICH Hyderabad Telangana IoTRL ICRISAT India-Israel Innovation Bridge Yuktix OCEO Uber Exchange Gayam Bayh-Dole Act Incubator Startup Collaboration Research DST Department of Science and Technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sriram Birudavolu
    • 1
  • Biswajit Nag
    • 2
  1. 1.Sr. Vice President - Information SciencesT-Hub FoundationHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Foreign TradeNew DelhiIndia

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