Facebook launches India Innovation Hub Accelerator Program with T-Hub
T-Hub is an organisation bui...
Facebook has partnered up with local Indian organisation T-Hub to launch its new India Innovation Hub Accelerator Program.
T-Hub is an organisation built from a partnership between the government of Telangana, three key Indian academic institutes, and a number of private sector leaders.
The partnership between T-Hub and Facebook will look to collaborate in the development and innovation of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/ VR) technologies.
“AR/VR today has started to gain traction in industries ranging from - entertainment, gaming, communication and industry,” said Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub. “The Indian AR/VR market yet nascent is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 76% over the next five years, fuelled by demand from business and consumer sectors.”
The programme will look to discover high-potential startups and use cutting edge technologies, combined with the significant experience of both firms, to raise the platform of Indian innovation.
By providing the right guidance to these startups, Facebook and T-Hub hope to unlock the potential of both AR and VR, with both technologies being in the relatively early stages of their development.
“We understand the challenges start-ups face to get their ideas off the ground and we are committed to paving the way for the next generation of startup success in the country,” said Satyajeet Singh, Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook India and South Asia.
“Through our Accelerator Program with T-Hub, we want to provide the right support, training and mentorship they need to explore the potential of emerging technologies.”
Searching for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology
The search is on for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology 2021 – nominated by readers of Technology magazine and open to all.
The initiative has been launched and nominations are now open, with the final, prestigious Top 100 due to be announced during Technology and AI LIVE running 14-16 September, beamed from London to the world.
This latest, definitive list of the leading executives and influencers in the industry will be announced at the event and shared across social media channels, this website, and presented in a special supplement that honours all of those named in our annual list.
The Top 100 Leaders follows on from the well-received Top 100 Women in Technology that BizClik Media Group (BMG) – publishers of Technology magazine, AI magazine and a growing portfolio of industry-leading titles – produced in March this year to coincide with International Women’s Day.
“The Top 100 Women recognised the incredible and influential women driving our industry,” says Scott Birch, editorial director, BMG. “The success of that initiative encouraged us to recognise the Top 100 Leaders – individuals championing everything that we love about technology and embracing best practice that’s good for business.”
Nominations are already coming in, with some notable highlights including:
Rhonda Vetere - Herbalife
Bryan Smith - Expedient
Nominate your Top 100 Leader HERE
The deadline for nominations closes on Sunday 1 August 2021, and it is free to nominate. The Top 100 Leaders will be announced across our platforms and at the LIVE event.