Hyderabad: To foster innovation, the Telangana State Council for Higher Education and the government will jointly reward researchers for their work, IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan said at the launch of Start-up Yatra by the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) on Saturday.
Minister K.T. Rama Rao flagged off the ‘Start-up India Mobile Van’ that will have experts on board and will stop at 12 colleges between September 15 and October 5.
Mr Ranjan said, “This is an important step to spearhead grassroots innovation. It is also one of the rare occasions where the Centre and the state government are collaborating. The Start-up Yatra is currently covering colleges, but our target is to reach out to every village in the next five years through a structured programme.”
As part of the Startup India initiative, the Telangana Yatra is being made to promote entrepreneurship in Tier-II and III cities of the state. The van will visit 12 districts to spread awareness about the State Innovation Policy and the initiatives taken by the state.
Mr T. Papi Reddy, TSCHE chairman, said, “We are planning for the award for best research to encourage researchers on par with best teachers. We’ve to identify and give recognition especially in social sciences and tech.”...