In the second lap of his business trip to the USA, Minister for Industries and Commerce, IT, MAUD and NRI Affairs Sri KT Rama Rao met several industry leaders in Chicago, Illinois State. At the University Club of Chicago, Sri Rama Rao had a luncheon meeting with about 100 business leaders of Midwest States of USA. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Consulate General of India, Chicago hosted the meeting.
At Chicago Indian Consulate General, the Minister was present at the signing of MoU with Illinois State on Smart City Cooperation. Sri KT Rama Rao later, separately, met senior management team from Abbott Healthcare and a delegation lead by Mr John Flannery, President and CEO of GE Healthcare. The Minister for Industry and Commerce explained the opportunities that Telangana offers and invited them to invest in Healthcare, Pharma and Medical Devices areas. Minister Sri Rama Rao also elaborated on Telangana Government’s plans to set up Pharma City and Medical Devices Park near Hyderabad.
Later Minister met Mr Nalin Jain, President & CEO, South Asia, GE Aviation and explained about the aviation ecosystem and the opportunities present in the aerospace industry in Hyderabad. Sri Rama Rao stated that Hyderabad now boasts of the presence of global aviation majors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Pilatus, RUAG Aviation etc.
A high-level delegation representing Missouri Partnership, a PPP initiative of the State of Missouri, met Minister Sri KT Rama Rao in Chicago. The delegation expressed desire to work in partnership with Telangana State in the innovation space. They invited Telangana State to partner with T-Rex, the Innovation initiative of Missouri State. The representatives invited Telangana Government to open T-Hub’s outpost – T-Bridge – in Missouri State. California Government’s I-Hub already entered into a partnership T-Hub, via T-Bridge. Missouri is the second US’ State to come forward to partner with T-Hub & Telangana.
The inclination of US’ States to partner with T-Hub is a testimony to the vision of Minister Sri KT Rama Rao and to the outstanding
reputation the startup incubator has earned in a very short period of time.
Minister Sri Rama Rao later left for Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the MedTech Conference – Advamed 2016.
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