About Us

What is RICH

City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) is the nodal agency for Hyderabad Science & Technology (S&T) Cluster, an initiative of the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India. It is a Section 8 company under the Companies Act 2013.

Launched in 2017 by the Government of Telangana, RICH acts as a facilitator and aims to foster greater collaboration between various entities in the research and innovation space. RICH operates in close coordination with the S&T Cluster Apex Committee and the Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).

RICH Impact

30 +
Research and Academic Institutions Onboarded
500 + Lakhs
Startup India Seed Fund received to help start-ups
50 +
Incubators Onboarded
250 +
Start-ups and Entrepreneurs supported
14 +
Partner Hospitals
10 +
International Partnerships
1700 + Lakhs
Funds Raised by Start-ups
340 + Lakhs
Funds in pipeline
1208 + Lakhs
Funding Raised for Project


For Startups/ Entrepreneurs

We help innovation and technology-based startups with prototyping, incubation support, funding, and any other assistance the startups might need in taking their product to the next level.

For Industry

We help the industry scout and identify potential technologies and investment opportunities, from the RICH’s pool/network of startups and researchers.

For Research and Academia

We work closely with research and academic institutions to identify potential innovations and help the researchers commercialize them.


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