Supported by Department of Science & Technology, SRiX (SR Innovation Exchange) & the city of Warangal is geared to transform the region into an innovation hub, bringing entrepreneurial spirit and creating new and exciting opportunities for students and entrepreneurs. Department of Science and Technology has extended a grant of 9 Cr for this 14Cr SRiX project.
Warangal, India, March 5, 2018: SR Group today announced the launch of SRiX (SR Innovation Exchange – www.srix.in), a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in Telangana. Located in SR Engineering College (SREC) campus in Warangal, this 1,00,000 square foot state of the art technology Business Incubator is supported by Dept. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India to accelerate the start-up eco-system.
Formally inaugurated by Shri KT Rama Rao, Hon’ble IT Minister Government of Telangana, SRiX is built for start-ups from all over the country to nurture innovative ideas into successful companies, with a focus on agriculture, clean tech, IOT, hardware and related cutting-edge technologies, equipped with business-friendly workspaces, IOT Workshop, and Prototyping facilities make SRiX the most desirable location for start-ups.
Addressing the gathering the IT Minister stated SRiX is probably the biggest in the state of Telangana and in a Tier II city. He also said this is the first Incubator center that hosts a Maker and Prototype space. He further commended the SRiX incubation initiative headstart citing the example 8 startups who have started incubation at SRiX. He also commended SRiX for winning the DST grant amidst stiff competition from other institutions from Telangana. He added the government will extend all their support for the growth of startups by being the first customer.
To further boost its purpose, SRiX announced cooperation agreement with the newly formed Warangal Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) and Kakatiya Angles. The formation of these two organisations was announced immediately after the inauguration of SRiX.
Sri Harkesh Mittal , Head -Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Tech. Commercialisation, DST, GOI while congratulating SRiX for winning the grant and support from DST said the role of DST will be to extend financial and networking support for the Technology Business Innovation Exchange -SRiX.
These initiatives by SR Group will create exciting opportunities for all by providing space for research innovation, business development, and student enterprise. The Exchange is backed by a real and virtual support system consisting of mentors, subject matter experts, investors and business service providers.
A Varada Reddy, Chairman of SR Group, said the initial focus at SRiX will be in the field of Agriculture, Manufacturing, & Management of Energy, Water & Waste, Inclusive growth cantered Rural Empowerment, Education, and Internet of Things. In the first year, SriX will incubate 40 promising start-ups and help them create an impact. In the next five years, SRiX expect to add and create enormous high-value Businesses and Entrepreneurs.
It’s time Entrepreneurship and Innovation get rooted in our culture in totality than remain to be mere buzz words, Sreedevi Devireddy, CEO of SRiX said. Our goal is to build the largest cluster of high-growth, high-value enterprises in India. Start-ups who have started incubating with us are Dinely, Sanshodan E-Waste Exchange, Gram Thejus, VYOM IOT, Stumagz, Orange Tree Technologies, Robotries, she added.
Kakatiya Angels was also unveiled by the minister, formed by few HNIs of the region. Kakatiya Angels will support incubates from SRiX as well as other promising start-ups in India by providing capital and mentoring.
The initiation of TiE Warangal in association with TiE Hyderabad at SRiX campus is a step in the right direction to bring momentum for strengthening of Incubation, Networking and Mentorship activities vital for the growth of entrepreneurship in the region. SRiX and TiE will have a good synergy going forward – to build, nurture and help flourish the start-up ecosystem in the State.
SRiX Board of Advisors includes Harkesh Mittal – Head -Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Tech. Commercialisation, DST, GOI, Ravi Tyaagi – MD & CEO, SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd, Dr.Sridhar Condoor – Chairman Aerospace & Mechanical Engg, St. Louis University, USA, Mr.Ashish Despande – Co-founder, Elephant Design and Ashwin Mehta – Faculty, University of Massachusetts.
Over the last several years SR Group has made substantial investment in facilities for a contemporary creative education that includes 3 Engineering Colleges, and few Junior Colleges and Schools spreading over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
About the Incubatees
Dinely is India’s First Artificial Intelligence enabled Dining recommendation App. By leveraging on users’ tastes, preferences and their social context, Dinely helps to solve the most alluring problem of every diner- “Where to eat and what to eat?”
“As a restaurateur and food entrepreneur for the last 12 years, I am passionate about food and always wanted to solve bigger problems in this industry. Dinely is a step towards it. Through this venture, we aim to revolutionize the “in-restaurant” dining experience for Diners and thus be a trusted partner for Restaurants to help them acquire more loyal customers. ”
A Digital Campus Ecosystem to efficiently engage Prospects, Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni. With diverse range of solutions, Institutions can create a complete Intranet experience for the campus community – whether to accelerate recruitment, improve retention, engage alumni, simplify faculty management or to achieve other management objectives.
“We Aim to create a world’s Largest Digital campus Ecosystem. Our aim is to create a million students network within next one year”
We are a team of IoT enthusiasts with experience of one product in the market. Our second venture is aiming to create an IoT based technology to increase the accuracy of GPS locationing through the use of our unique algorithm. We hope to make accurate locationing affordable and accurate.
“Cutting Edge Technology can be made affordable and all pervasive with some hard and smart work. We will make that possible with the help of ecosystem.”
We, at Robotries, are committed to serving India and the world through exciting and new age technology. We are building an ecosystem around our idea and plan to enhance it in all possible ways. Standing in the shoes of a differently abled person, it is our ambition to make this world a better place for them.
We want to integrate our idea with tomorrow’s technologies like Drones, virtual assistants or Augmented reality headsets that can be controlled through gestures.
“Transforming the lives of billions has always been our motto. Our fundamental goal is the detection of gestures, through deep learning techniques, to improve the virtue of life.”
We create Technology Products and Solutions to empower villages outside Smart Cities. We work towards Geo Plotting of Farm Areas, Crop Monitoring and Harvest Planning using our Products which include Geo Fencing, Geo Tagging and IoT Sensors based Irrigation and Crop Management.
Founder: LK Swaroop
“Smart Villages around Smart Cities ”
Orange Tree Technologies Pvt Ltd
Mr.Milkman is a cloud based Dairy SaaS and discovery platform that allows dairies to manage their entire business right from the farm to the end consumer.
“The Indian dairy industry is waiting to be disrupted. This can be done by creating a digital network of dairy farmers and private dairies working seamlessly with one another with the help of technology. This will not only enhance the functioning of the dairy industry and save millions but will also lead to doubling the farmers’ income.”
Sanshodhan: An E-Waste Exchange is a virtual e-Waste aggregation platform to connect the last mile recycler and Foster Circular Economy in e-Waste management sector. “E-Waste Exchange is Enabling the Businesses and Public to Build Sustainable Nation”