On June 14, 2021, Telangana Artificial Intelligence Mission (T-AIM) launched an accelerator programme named ‘Revv Up’ to empowerArtificial Intelligence (AI) startups.
- T-AIM was launched by the Telangana government as a part of its ‘2020 Year of AI initiative’ along with the IT industry body, the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM).
Key Facts of ‘Revv Up’:
i.The 1st edition of the programme will be started in July 2021 and intends to make Telangana and Hyderabad a global destination for AI by providing innovative AI ideas under T-AIM.
ii.NASSCOM will execute the strategy of T-AIM to promote innovative and impactful AI solutions.
iii.Revv Up was designed to cover growth-stage AI startups that are based in Hyderabad with various sectors.
iv.It will provide the opportunity for startups to solve tough business problems in collaboration with the government and industry.
v.Selected startups will be provided with mentorship (industry experts), and technology and (IP) support to build a business around their AI-based product.
Note – Telangana was also the 1st state in India to launch an actionable policy framework for AI in June 2020.
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About National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM):
Establishment – 1988
Headquarters – New Delhi
President – Debjani Ghosh
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