Hyderabad, India – The future of product innovation in India just got brighter with the inauguration of T-Works, the country’s largest hardware prototyping facility. This state-of-the-art center, located in Hyderabad, was inaugurated by Foxconn Chairman and CEO, Young Liu, along with the Minister of IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments of Telangana government, Sri KT Rama Rao.
T-Works, with its 78,000 sq ft area, provides a unique opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality, with the latest equipment and technology at their fingertips. The facility houses over 200 industry-grade tools worth 11.5 crore rupees (1.3M USD), with plans to expand tenfold over the next 12 months.
The inaugural event was attended by more than 1000 people, including CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists from all over the world. Attendees were given a guided tour of the facility, showcasing state-of-the-art equipment, tools, prototypes, and products made using different machinery at T-Works.
The inauguration was marked by a spectacular curtain drop (called a kabuki drop), the first of its kind in history, and included a laser show and live performance by Motherjane. Minister Sri KT Rama Rao spoke about the power of collaboration between India and Taiwan, while Foxconn Chairman Young Liu expressed his admiration for the speed with which this world-class facility was built.
Shri. KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments of Telangana government. “Today, we are proud to dedicate T-Works to our state and nation. T-Works has developed significant products including the ventilator, electric vehicles, and agricultural innovation in collaboration with rural innovators using the state-of-the-art equipment. This is a testament to the kind of product innovation and design thinking that is bound to happen at this world class facility.”
T-Works is a steppingstone to take India’s product innovation to the next level, and Sujai Karampuri, CEO of T-Works, emphasized the importance of collaboration among various disciplines in achieving this goal. With a combination of design thinking, engineering, and product discipline, T-Works hopes to build successful products and create many product brands coming out of India by the end of the decade.
T-Works opens its door to Hobbyists and innovators
The facility is open to anyone and everyone who wants to make and innovate, from startups, MSMEs, large corporations, schools, colleges, and rural India. The prototyping centre aims to transform ideas into reality, faster than ever before, and with industry partners like Qualcomm, Vasantha Tools, Huawei, and Mouser Electronics, the possibilities are endless.
In his address, Shri. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Information Technology, Government of Telangana, shared that, “T-Works is designed to transform ideas into reality, faster than ever before. Over 300 users from startups and corporates have built at T-Works including mainstream products. We believe that design, prototyping are the essential ingredients for building a successful manufacturing capability, and we are proud to support our startups in achieving this goal.”
The inauguration of India’s largest prototyping centre marks a significant milestone in India’s journey towards becoming a leader in product innovation, and Foxconn’s commitment to partnering with T-Works by donating an SMT line is a testament to the facility’s potential. With T-Works, young innovators and startups now have a world-class facility to turn their ideas into reality and contribute to India’s growth story.