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Telangana Government invites startups for innovation in CASE Mobility

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With an aim to accelerate innovation in areas of connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility (CASE), the Government of Telangana has invited Indian start-ups to showcase their scalable business ideas and innovative solutions for the 'C.A.S.E. Mobility Grand Start-up Challenge'. 

The participating start-ups will be submitting their innovative ideas to resolve key issues of the Indian E-mobility sector. The grand finale of the challenge will be held on February 7, 2023 during the Hyderabad E-Mobility Week, wherein the top seven start-ups will be pitching their ideas to the eminent jury comprised of Government representatives, industry veterans, start-up founders and academic thought leaders.

Speaking about the contest, Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Govt. of Telangana said, "Innovations in C.A.S.E. mobility will drive the automobile industry's next revolution. This grand challenge provides a unique platform for start-ups to interact with technology experts, get inputs from the thought leaders and plan their next phase of growth. I invite all the start-ups to Hyderabad to showcase their latest innovation and scalable business ideas for the sector."

The winner of the C.A.S.E. Mobility Challenge will be awarded grants of up to ₹ 10 lakhs, and the runners-up will be awarded grants of up to ₹ 5 lakhs. The winners will also get enrolled in T-Hub's start-up incubation programs, and receive mentorship from leading industry leaders. The winners of T-Aim's AI Grand Challenge held in October 2022 will also be felicitated during the event, according to the state government. 

The Government of Telangana claims that more than 100+ start-ups across the country have expressed their interest to participate in the challenge. All the participating start-ups will be evaluated basis their originality, innovation and feasibility, it adds. 

TVS Motor Company has been announced as the exclusive industry partner for this contest, which is being organized as a part of Hyderabad E-Mobility Week happening between February 5-11, 2023.

Maheswaran Calavai, Chief Digital and AI Officer, TVS Motor Company said, "C.A.S.E. Mobility is a significant initiative by the Government of Telangana to offer a platform to the start-up community, and TVS Motor takes pride in being part of this unique endeavour. TVS Motor has always been at the forefront of driving innovation and green technologies in the industry and leads the way with its EV and connected vehicles in the two-wheeler and three-wheeler segment."

"We have been investing in world-leading digital and AI platforms and aim to continue to scale new benchmarks in building cutting-edge digital capabilities. Being part of this innovation challenge lines up with our commitment, giving us an opportunity to witness the plethora of creative and unique ideas that these young entrepreneurs have to offer," added Calavai.

Start-ups participating in the C.A.S.E. challenge will also showcase their products and technologies in the exclusive space for start-ups at the Hyderabad E-Motor Show, which will be held during 8th-10th February 2023.

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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