T--Hub ties up with GIS leader Esri

27th January 2017
T--Hub ties up with GIS leader Esri
From left: Srinivas Kollipara, Founder & COO, T-Hub and Jack Dangermond, Founder, President & CEO- Esri Inc., doing the honours to open the GIS Innovation Hub in Hyderabad

Hyderabad,  January27, 2017:  Startup engine T-Hub has launched  a ‘GIS Innovation Hub’ (GIH) for the start-ups of Hyderabad. The hub is powered by Esri India, India's leading Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions provider.
The facility was inaugurated earlier this week, by  Jack Dangermond, Co-founder, President and CEO, Esri Inc.
GIH will be a platform for start-ups, within T-Hub ecosystem, to leverage the power of GIS through Esri India. As a part of the partnership, Esri India will be inducting the start-ups into a three year ‘Start-up’ program’ where they would get free access to Esri’s ArcGIS, a cloud-based mapping platform, software development tools and ready-to-use content. Additionally, Esri India will also provide training and technical support to make the adoption of GIS technology easy for the start-ups.
Said Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India: "Through Esri’s flagship ArcGIS platform, Hyderabad start-ups can leverage new dimensions of data and visualization capabilities to create breakthrough advancements and deliver truly innovative products.”
Added Srinivas Kollipara, Founder & COO, T-Hub said, “It gives us immense pleasure to collaborate with ESRI India to launch the GIS Innovation Hub at T-Hub; adding a valuable platform for our start-ups, which will enable them to function better and scale up to the next level faster. Studies have shown that on an average, implementation of GIS technology can result in saving anywhere between 10 to 30 percent in operational expenses, through reduction in fuel use and staff time, improved customer service, and more efficient scheduling. And we hope that our start-ups will benefit from this collaboration and the GIS Innovation Hub zone created for their advantage.”
T-Hub is a  public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes - IIIT-H, ISB and NALSAR, and key private sector leaders. It is the largest startup ecosystem in India today, with its own incubation centre – commonly known as ‘The Catalyst’ building, spread over 70,000 sq. ft. of space and cutting edge infrastructure and further expanding. 
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