ASPIRE is a Section-8 company, set-up by the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has created a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem by nurturing young entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups. It manages three incubation centres viz., BioNEST, TBI, and TIDE – which together hosts about 40 start-ups in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. Since its inception ASPIRE has been making continuous efforts to augment the facilities required for supporting entrepreneurship and start-up culture in the university campus. In this endeavour it has recently created a multipurpose facility ASPIRE Network facility.
The ASPIRE Network Facility was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, Prof. Appa Rao Podile today, the 10th August, 2020. The Vice Chancellor has expressed his happiness at the contributions made by the ASPIRE in creating and nurturing the innovation ecosystem in the university campus. The occasion was graced by Prof. Arun Agarwal (PVC-1), Prof. S. Dayananda (Dean School of Life Sciences), Prof. G.S. Prasad (Director TIE-U), Prof. Reddanna (Coordinator, BioNEST), Prof. G. Rajaram and Prof. Naresh Kumar (Coordinators of TIDE), Prof. Yogeswara Rao (Visiting Professor), Heads of the Departments of School of Life Sciences, and CEO’s of ASPIRE start-ups. This picturesque facility of over 3500 sft is located on the 3rd Floor, School of Life Sciences provides an excellent view of the lush green natural landscape of the campus. It is equipped with audio-visual facilities, Wi-Fi connection, a 15 seated board room and a cafeteria. It can accommodate about 150 members for a meeting/conference setup. Appreciating the efforts of the ASPIRE team, the CEO’s of the start-ups hoped that the new facility will be useful for stimulating discussions with their teams, there by contributing to enhanced performance of the start-ups.