Telangana minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao’s hunt for investments from US companies continues. In the second leg of his business trip to the USA, he met several industry leaders in Chicago, Illinois State. At the University Club of Chicago, he 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, 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.
Mr Rao explained the opportunities that Telangana offers and invited them to invest in Healthcare, Pharma and Medical Devices areas. He elaborated on Telangana Government’s plans to set up Pharma City and Medical Devices Park near Hyderabad.
Later he 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.
Mr 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 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 and Telangana.
Mr KTR later left for Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the MedTech Conference – Advamed 2016.
MoU with Illinois
Telangana and Illinois State Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that paves way for collaboration and interaction between the two States in various fields through the sharing of expertise.
Mr Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary (Industries and Commerce) and Mr Hardik Bhatt, Secretary of Innovation & Technology and State Chief Information Officer signed the Agreement respectively.
The Agreement facilitates the two States to extend cooperation in the areas Smart State Solutions, e-governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, business incubators, job creation and best practices.
Under the Smart State solutions, Illinois State will introduce “Array of Things” sensors for air pollution monitoring in Telangana. The two States will share best practices, tools and processes for disaster & emergency management, data management, data analytics, open data and Intelligent Transportation Systems.