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Introduction to TSIC


Telangana State Innovation Cell (Fostering Innovation-driven economy)

TSIC was set up in the year 2017, under the State Innovation Policy to foster innovation-driven economy in the state of Telangana. Today, it acts as the first response of the state government for aspiring innovators, start-ups, and changemakers.


Dr. Shanta Thoutam
Chief Innovation Officer, TSIC


The Innovation Cell is headed by the Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Shanta Thoutam (Ex Vice President, Corporate Innovation, T-Hub). The team includes the CIO along with Heads for various officers, Leads for focus areas, and Innovation Fellows who work towards nurturing young talent, foster Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the State.

TSIC's impact on Innovation in Telangana

Government School Teachers recognized as Teacher-Innovators and Innovator Mentors
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Rural Innovators awarded at State & National-level platforms
Innovators featured across the state & national-level media & communication channel
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Story Telling Narratives Newspapers, News Channels, Online Portals, Social Media, Radio, Blogs, Live Talks
ATL schools with a total of 3150 students have been equipped with innovative-thinking abilities.
District Administrations from the Intinta Innovator Exhibition for the GrassRoot Innovators
Gram Panchayats fostered their involvement in Village Innovation Challenge from the stat
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Participants in the Village Innovation Challenge

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Village Innovation Challenge

First response from State Government towards nurturing the life cycle of a Grassroot Innovator and a significant part of Social Innovation, from Creation & Scouting to Nurturing the idea/Innovator, to Scaling it to MSME, and furthering it by Promoting the story beyond geographical boundaries.

Meet our CIO


Dr. Shanta Thoutam, a BTech Gold medalist, has earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the US. After living in the US for 15 years, she accepted an opportunity with T-Hub and relocated back to home with a great zeal to learn, serve, and build the innovation/startup ecosystem of Telagana. She served T-Hub as Vice President for 3+ years during which about 170+ startups were enabled to raise fund, and joined the Government of Telangana as Officer on Special Duty for Textiles & Handicrafts. From 1st Sept 2021, she is appointed as the Chief Innovation Officer of Telangana State to foster the innovation and entrepreneurial culture across 33 Districts of Telangana.


Dr. Shanta Thoutam
Chief Innovation  Officer, TSIC

SUccess stories

Sustainable Awards

Three innovators from Telangana won laurels at the third edition of the Jagriti Sustainable Enterprise Awards 2019.


10 Rural Innovators have been awarded under the theme of Local Manufacturing, at MAN’EXE’ 2019 by CII Telangana


Innovator Mupparapu Raju’s solution- Automatic switch off/on of street lights, has been procured by Warangal Urban Collector.

Innovation Yatra

Grassroot Innovators have spoken at National-level public platform Josh Talks.


"I struggled to speak my innovation, TSIC is exclusively scouting and facilitating us as role models of Innovation”

Class VIII, JHPS Hyderabad

“If acceptance & recognition to the Innovator is the first response from Government, TSIC enabled us further”

Student, University of Hyderabad

“Govt. Mentor Program didn't just save 2600+ man hours/day, but also nurtured us dialogue with global players"

Hudson Paul
Hudson Paul, Founder, RHPD Solutions

“It's a proud moment for our entire village to be recognised by KTR sir after I was featured as innovator in Hyderabad Times”

V Sharwani
Class X, Peddapalli

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Incubator meetup

Innovation Mixer



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