Phanindra Sama is Telangana’s new Chief Innovation Officer

Telangana is making strides in innovation in all spheres. With a keen eye on attracting innovative companies from across the world and boosting innovation among the startups and large enterprises, the State has taken several steps in the past including creation of Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) and Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) to tap the local talent available.

In a first of its kind initiative, Telangana has appointed Phanindra Sama as Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) for the State.

RedBus co-founder and serial entrepreneur Phanindra Sama has been appointed as chief innovation officer (CIO) for Telangana State. The IT minister, KT Rama Rao handed over the appointment letter at Secretariat on Friday. Telangana has become the first State to create such a portfolio to boost innovation in the country.

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