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Technology incubator T-Hub came alive on Monday with two well-known figures in the IT space visiting the campus and a State government team led by IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao exploring avenues of collaborations with their firms.
Briefing presspersons, after the visits of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Infosys CEO and managing director Vishal Sikka, the Minister said the government would like Microsoft to scale up its activities in the education sphere.
Mr. Rao and the IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said apart from playing a big role in digitising classrooms, the government wanted to work with the firm on cloud enablement of a lot of SMEs to build a sustainable business environment. Stating that Mr. Nadella was “extremely impressed with T-Hub”, Mr.Rao said the government, for promoting start-ups, was keen on such spaces being set up by companies and accelerators such as Microsoft.
“To cater to the demand of start-ups, I think we need a lot many private players coming in. The government can play the role of a facilitator, offer incentives, sops,” which, the Minister, added would be announced in the forthcoming start-up policy of the government.
On the discussion with Mr. Sikka, he said the Infosys head extended an invitation for the inauguration of the firm’s campus in Pocharam, Hyderabad. It would be one of the largest of the company with a total of 25,000 seats. Initially, the company proposed to open the facility with 12,000 seats.
Noting that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao would be requested to open the facility, in February, the Minister said the State’s IT policy was also to be launched around the same time.

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