GCG’s Glenn Robinson on the IC² Institute’s engagement with India

The IC² Institute’s Global Commercialization Group will open the Andhra Pradesh Incubation Center in the growing city of Tirupati next month, a multi-year collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society.

Program Manager Glenn Robinson will reside in Tirupati for the first 17 months of the program. During this initial program period, GCG will train innovators and entrepreneurs, select startups for admission to the Tirupati incubator, and provide international business development services to incubating companies.

The accelerator will be multi-sectoral and will include but not be limited to areas where the strengths of UT Austin intersect with the interests of Andhra Pradesh, such as renewable energy, cyber-security, biosciences, water management, and waste management.

Applications to the program have already begun. GCG will collaborate with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to recruit program participants from throughout India and to support Indian startups interested in domestic markets. The Innovation Society has envisioned the program as a model for the state of Andhra Pradesh – a state with a goal of “an entrepreneur in every family” and the establishment of 100 new incubation facilities.

Hear Robinson speak about the history of the IC² Institute and GCG’s long engagement with innovation in India.

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